August 8, 2014
The photos are taken from inside the porch or the kitchen window. From outside you mostly see the white zig-zag part of the web that she creates. At first when we would go out on the porch she would shake her web, which we learned was to warn predators (us) that she was big and ferocious. After a few days though she got use to us and remains still.
Aggie is growing larger and fatter. Her web is more intricate and layered. She disappears once in a while but when we search for her she is usually working on shoring up her web.
August 27, 2014
We woke up this morning to find Aggie missing again. Later I went outside to find that she had built an egg sac and was in the process of laying her eggs. From what I have read, the eggs will hatch and live inside the sac. Aggie will care for her babies as long as she can, but she will not live past the first frost. I know I will be sad at losing her, but I'm grateful to have had the opportunity to learn about her species.