She's gone. My beautiful spider has vanished. We had torrential rains last night but my Argiope had come through the remains of hurricane Isaac intact, without even any damage to her web that I could see. But now she is gone. All that remains are a few silky strands of her web. I have looked around, of course, but I can't find her. I know the world of a spider is full of dangers, so I should not be surprised. I'm not, actually, but I am sad. She was such a beautiful creature. I would like to think that she has simply moved to a more protected spot, but I will probably never know. I was privileged to admire her, even for a short time.