This adult female golden silk spider (Nephila clavipes) was living next to my local dumpster. I thought it was pretty so I took some pictures. It's about three inches long, top feet to bottom feet.
There's a smaller one living in my mailbox, which just had a bunch of baby spiders. But it doesn't come out to be photographed. I occasionally see some of its legs through the grate, and lots of yellow web.