...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.
Yesterday afternoon during peak heat I explored around the ditch that runs in front of Safeway and was greeted by a Checkered Clerid Beetle on a Daisy. There were many items of interest which I'll post during the day today, not the least of which was the Hooker's Evening Primrose which blooms in the morning and is shriveled up and pathetic looking in the evening. All my field guides say it blooms in the evening which is what one would expect with a name like that. But all the ones I've seen in the Quincy area for the past several years bloom in the morning and are closed up by noon.
More to come later this morning.