We had some crashing rain storms at the end of last week. Serious rain and flooding. Roads were closed, and a sinkhole opened up on one of the major routes in the area. Saturday the sun came out, and dried up all the rain.
Today I trucked some of last night's dinner prep scraps out to the compost bin, and thought I'd give my mini-kitchen compost can (an old plastic coffee container) a nice rinsing at the rain barrel. Lo and behold! The eensy-weensy spider was out, busily spinning a beautiful web spanning the space between the boxwood and holly shrubs on either side of the rain barrel.
I didn't have the heart to mess with its enterprise. I went to the other side of the house and used the hose.
(You can tell I'm no nature photographer. Wish I had gotten a better pic.)