Perhaps a cross orb weaver spider, outside of back door, quick to respond if web touched
Seems like awful pointy shoulders for a cross orb weaver. Could be a cat-faced orb weaver.
Species Araneus gemmoides – Cat-Faced Spider – BugGuide.Net
https://bugguide.net/node/view/33149 I identified her by the projections and white line mark with two “V’s.”
I have seen dorsal views of these that had me guessing, but ventral patterns are more consistent.
Thank you! I took some more photos of her at night with legs out that turned out beautiful. I do agree the cat-faced orb weaver is highly likely!