Comments & ID Thoughts
Probably an orb-weaver spider, species unknown. Size of a quarter. All tan except for a mostly-purple/some-yellow elongation under abdomen. Legs dark/light striped. Made web in ceiling/wall corner of my outdoor covered deck all summer. Survived until November 12 when the temperature dropped to 23 deg overnight. Was dangling motionless from a strand of web this morning, and was dead on the deck floor this afternoon. Photo of abdomen is also available.