Every day, she gives us a new masterpiece.
She is Gasteracantha cancriformis. She makes huge spiral webs, going from our rose bush, to the roof, to the crape myrtle.
Every day, our first gift of the morning is to run outside, my son and I, to see what her web looks like today.
And just a few minutes ago -- excitement! -- I found a "sister" spinning her web on an azalea that's right by our dining room window. I was 1 foot away from her, watching her spin her web. She was on the 4th interior ring, carefully, but rapidly, going spoke to spoke, making the ring.
That, my friends, is a thrill. May you all be given such a gift.