...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.
Also known as the Common Yellow Woodsorrel, this is both a native plant and a weed. A native wildflower, if you like it, and a weed if you don't. I love this plant. It tastes good, although I wouldn't want to get too much oxalic acid in my system. The flower and leaves are very attractive, but the most exciting part, to me, is the explosive seed pods. I can hardly wait.
Here are a few other views. They're just now starting to bloom in my yard, so I'll be trying different compositions over the coming weeks, and maybe try to get a video clip of the exploding seed capsules.