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.
The two Ambush Bugs (Phymata pacifica) that I first spotted on Monday, and made passing reference to on Tuesday, were on the same two flowers this morning. The only difference was that one of them was paid a visit by an ant or wasp (I didn't check, but they're very much alike) and the visitor seemed to immediately detect danger and took off right after I clicked the shutter.
The other one seemed not to have moved since Monday. They are incredibly patient, although that word might not apply in their world.