Some spiders are really cool

A few months ago, while we were cleaning up the year, getting read for the autumn weather to come rolling in… we spotted this spider hanging out in the honkeysuckle.

he was HUGE, but rather than my usual “squish it quick!” reaction, I just stepped back and grabbed the camera. I figured he’ll leave when the snow falls. And, he’s much too big to fit under the door.. so I know he’s not coming in un-invited.

Pretty cool looking, I wish the photo were a little clearer.
What kind of spider do you suppose it is?