This humongous spider web is what I saw this morning outside the side patio door of our house. It's probably 18 inches wide in diameter. I shouldn't be surprised since spiders, field mice, ants and wild rabbits are pretty much a part of our lives nowadays. My daughter has a spider named Bob hanging around in her bathroom. It's been raining on and off for the last week. Totally unlike the sunny Southern California that we're used to. Last night's rainfall provided this beautiful strings of pearls. I think they look pretty and I guess the spider wanted to wish us all an early Happy Halloween!