This post is so off topic, but I just had to share. I found this lovely creature hanging out in front of the garage door this morning:
This sucker is between 2 and 3 inches long, large enough that the detail on its body is very clear. It's web, which didn't show up in the picture, was at least 2 feet around. You can see a thick part of web right behind it. This was the exact same spider that was hanging out on our basement wall several weeks back. I am glad to see that it moved it's home to the outside world.
Does anyone have an idea what type of spider it is?