...an unpaid sabbatical. Just call it a break. I've fallen well short of my original goals for this blog and am too busy to continue at this time. Thanks for the comments and feedback people have given me by email and other means. I will continue to find solace in nature walks, with or without camera and notebook, but I will take at least a two-month break from posting here.
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.