Summer vacation has begun! Yesterday was our last day of work until mid-August. Many faculty and staff went to the graduation ceremony, but I stayed behind and finished up in the library, shelving all the remaining books and checking out a few things to last-minute patrons. I feel guilty about missing graduation because my boss's daughter was among the graduates -- but someone had to stay and keep the place open, right? Hopefully my boss sees that as a plus rather than a minus.
Anyway, it was nice putting everything in order and turning out the lights.
I came home and relaxed a bit. I read, I studied my French. I found this green spider in the garden, and spent some time trying to get just the right photo of it. I hope it's that lovely emerald green color because it's eating all our aphids!
Incidentally, I've seen no recent sign of all the ladybirds we released. I think they flew away or became dinner for the sparrows and tits.
One of my coworkers, who is retiring, got this orchid as a gift, but she was reluctant to try to carry it all the way back to her house. (She lives in a distant suburb and is in the process of moving.) So she gave it to me, and it has taken up residence in our bathroom.
(Top photo: A pigeon meeting around our bird bath.)