I often think spiders would have better luck with their webs in urban settings if they had a little sense of spots to avoid, such as where us lumbering humans come barrelling through without looking (or without being able to spot them). It seems like time and time again I’ll inadvertently demolish a web — usually a minor one.
Check this fine example from Marita’s place. It was right across the back garden path to the clothes line.
Fortunately Marita spotted it before anybody walked through it.
Unfortunately she then forgot about it, and walked through it herself later in the day. Whoops.