...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.
On our recent hike in Bucks Wilderness, we saw a bear, great views overlooking tiny lakes, a distance view of Lassen Peak, and several new (to us) species of wildflowers. Yet, for reasons not entirely clear to me, the scene portrayed in these four photos lingers as a significant experience. I'll need to mull over the title question (above) a while longer. I might have an answer before bedtime. Click on each photo for a closer view.