...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.
I watered the front lawn the night before last, and it seems that has scared off my "pet" crab spider. But, the replacements have arrived. This morning I found a Red-shouldered Stink Bug on one daisy and a Common Checkered Clerid beetle on another. They've come for dinner without realizing that if my spider is still in the vicinity, they will become dinner.