...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.
Having a little trouble getting traction on my blog for August. Here's today's weird photo and story. I was walking down the sidewalk by my house when a lightweight something or other bounced off my head and landed on the cement. It looked like a live Cranefly, and I didn't have my camera. I figured if I attempted to catch it, I'd never see it again. I bent over and picked it up. It was dead! It actually landed in an upright position as in the above photo, but rigor mortis had set in and it was clearly dead. I brought it in the house for a photo session. Maybe I should the read magazine article beneath the insect. It might help me get my thinking back on track for another month of natural history blogging.