I also call this series CONFRONTING MY FEARS. You KNOW I hate spiders, but am fascinated by their handy-work.
The bottom photos shows a bit of what this whole web looks like in the light of day. So, when I saw that hole in the fence post, I was curious what kind of spider lurked within.
We went out after dark, with a flashlight and a 308 Winchester (just in case it was a really big something that lives in that hole) and THIS is what we encountered!
Then after about 6 hours of thinking about this damn big spider, and looking at the photos, it dawned on me....WOLF spiders do not live in cobwebs as far as we know. They make holes in the ground and live in them (they like to jump out at you and yell SURPRISE!!)
SOOOO, we never did find out what lived in that hole, but the wolf spider must have been waiting for whatever it was.