I have not seen a more persistent creature than this female garden spider. She just would not give up. She decided to build her fancy home right through the path to the compost pile in our garden. Every other day Natalya or I had to break through the web. Sure enough, the very next morning a brand new custom designed net was tightly vibrating on the sunrise breeze exactly at the same place. I think she had an unconscious desire to catch me in her trap one day.
For you, the amateur entomologists: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yellow_garden_spider
Please pay attention to the fact that a female spider devours a male after mating. Poor guy. What a price to pay for a minute of pleasure! Or is it a fault of an uncontrollable female after-sex appetite? :-)