Nearly a month has gone by without any new posts, despite my recent statements about blogging in earnest. I'm finding that teaching writing classes not only involves lots of time grading papers but also focuses my interest on writing. I'm actually writing a lot in various journals and notebooks, but not focusing in the short run on material I want to post here. We'll see what develops. Let's just say, my cessation of blogging is not due to deterioration of my health. I might be back soon. It probably depends on how spring unfolds - wildflowers, lizards, interesting insects, etc., usually fire me up and prompt me to keep my camera batteries charged.
I have been teaching since 1965 and have recently joined the English Department as an Associate Faculty member at Feather River College. Recently taught Nature Literature in America and am currently teaching Interpersonal Communication and Basic Reading and Writing.
Got home from a day trip to Reno around 7:00 p.m. and immediately ran over to check on my spider. Lo and behold, she was not on the clover. Felt sad for a moment, then noticed she was not on the nearest daisy that had not yet opened. Then, in other direction, only a foot away, there she was with a new meal in her grasp.
In the above photo, you can barely make out the Red Clover in the upper right hand corner.
This last photo gives a better angle of the action. Bee and spider were absolutely still when I arrived, but a slow draining of bodily fluids is probably taking place. An exciting end to a busy day of errands in the city. Glad to be home.