...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.
If you're new to this blog, scroll back to see what this spider ate yesterday. The Red Clover doesn't stay in bloom for very long, but the nearby daisies are just getting started and they tend to stay in bloom longer. So, I expect this Goldenrod Crab Spider will relocate sometime in the next week or so. Last night, at sundown, she still had her mandibles in a butterfly, but now she's draining a bee. I wonder what tomorrow will bring. No way will I be mowing the lawn any time soon.
As if this weren't enough excitement, today is my younger sister's birthday, and, I've reached 29 posts in 29 days for the month of May. This self-imposed goal keeps me writing and adventuring.