...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.
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.