From my "Is that really for reals?" files

This morning I found this blocking the way to our side gate...

Spider web044 

Admittedly it's an amazing thing of beauty, if you can detach from the thoughts of the size of the spider that probably made it, (which I cannot because we were all in Lord of the Rings mode from earlier this week and I couldn't help but think of Shelob when I saw the size of this web, but that's not important right now).  Eeewww!

I bet I can guess what that spider was thinking:

"If I pull this off, I'll eat like a KING!"  =D

(For all of you Cubans reading this: Spider is #35 in La Charada China.  Why do I know this stuff?? And what does it really mean to my actual life?)

Happy Wednesday!