This would have been the photo on my Christmas Cards this year, if I had gotten around to making any.
So here it is. I also had promised pictures from our Palo Duro trip, so I am making some progress on that.
I wish that I had the nerve to put something near this spider so that you could see its relative size. Its abdomen was about the size of a golf ball.
It was hanging out on the porch at night and my LED flashlight made it shine like it was studded with gemstones.