...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.
A warm sunny day today, just two days after receiving 6" of snow. The moss in my parking space stayed green and a new crop of Spring Whitlow Grass, Draba verna, sprung up quickly. A new beetle, maybe a Weevil?, took up residence under the small board where I usually find slugs and pill bugs. I'm going to wade through my insect guide, but if some entomologist out there (GS?) can tell me first, that would be nice. Cute little bugger.