baby orb spiders?
Hi! I live in the mountains of NC and just found these spiders this morning in/on an abandoned ash tray on my porch. They look like baby orb spiders, after searching your site and finding a similar picture. Enjoy!
We are inclined to agree with your identification. Shortly after you took the photo, the spiders probably climbed to the tallest nearby area and released silk to balloon away in the breeze.