...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.
I uploaded this fresh looking Goldenrod to my previous post, but somehow in my haste I deleted it. In a creek drainage just above the aforementioned blooming wildflowers there's quite a lot of Goldenrod blooming. This is normally a late summer flower, so it's not unusual to see it persisting this late into the fall.