As I was walking through Faculty Glade on my way to my photography decal, a hawk - I think it was a red-tail - with a struggling squirrel in its talons swooped by less than 20 feet from me, hounded by a flock of squawking ravens. It landed on a branch of a tree near Stephens Hall, dropped the squirrel, and flew away, ravens in hot pursuit. When I walked by the squirrel, it was dead. What a surreal experience.
Photography was interesting. Our instructor talked about the class and gave a quick tutorial on shutter speed and aperture, which I'll read about in more detail in The Camera, the required text for the class. Those of us who brought work showed it off. Over the next week, I need to buy some black and white film, take a couple of rolls of pictures, develop them as 4x5 pictures, and make a couple of favorites into 8x10's. For the first couple of weeks, I'll probably get 2XP film, a black-and-white film that can be developed like color film. After that, I'm going to try to get into developing my film myself.