Laura took the first two orb spider pictures.
They are common garden spiders in Ohio,
but this is the first one we've seen in years.
Our house is treated monthly for wasp nests, as two of us in the house are deadly allergic.
One time a substitute operator came in for payment when he was done, and announced
"I took care of that big yellow spider, too."
"You killed Charlotte!" from the lips of all the weavers working in the room.
There was a "Charlotte" every year, where the ramp and deck joined.
They are annual, and it seems a new one every year appropriated that good spot.
This Charlotte is storing her catch for later. She "zipped" up her web to capture it, and now will unzip and reattach it, to snare the next course.
Driving from the post office to work this morning, I stopped for this web.
The sign is in a swale, and I did not dare step in for a straighter picture.
That's the morning sun from the east; the road runs north and south.
Oh, yes, that is the tip of a concrete road marker fastening the web.
Peninsula will not change to eye level, green reflective road signs, which are easy to see.