...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.
My son first spotted this train - yes, it's only one train - in the Blairsden area, then quickly headed toward Quincy where the train was headed. A just-in-time stop at Williams Loop allowed him to get these shots.
For some reason, this scene reminded me of centipedes, so I pulled this Mother's Day photo of a Centipede caring for its eggs from my 2013 archive.