...this was REALLY impressive. I'm really glad it wasn't somewhere I could have walked through it. And I think the only reason I saw it was because it was a very misty morning and the web was actually covered in a light mist/dew.
I finally got a black bath towel and recruited Amber to carefully hold it up behind the spider. By the time I got around to this side of the web the spider ran and hid so he's not in it anymore.
I then got the tape measure out....3' high (not including the attachment strands) and 2' wide.
I showed the kids and they thought it was cool...but when we were walking into the house Tyler said, "Look! There's another one!!" Sure enough, another one in the yard between a couple of trees....right at face-height...that one will need to come down.
This one can stay for a little bit....