The orb weavers have yet to begin their elaborate constructions in the garden, but in the house I see a large and finely structured (not at all threatening) spider with filament legs and a nearly non-existent body. In a quiet room, she’s made a web structure, where the ceiling meets the wall.
She’s accumulated a collection of gnats in her webbing, more than I ever knew we had. If you get too close, the spider senses danger (I read this after I thought I’d caused it by touching the webbing), and vibrates the web so rapidly that she obscures her location in a blur.
Males are said to wander looking for food and mates. This one must be a female – she seems settled in.