My son's keen eyes spotted this drama happening right on our back deck. The spider was spinning this ladybug up as we watched. Click the photo to see it more clearly. The spider is gorgeous.
"Perhaps no structure made by a creature lower than man is so exquisitely perfect as the orb web of the spider.....There should be an orb web where the pupils can observe it, preferably with the spider in attendance." Handbook of Nature Study, page 441Barb-Harmony Art Mom