...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.
This one photo of a blooming flower that intended to include in my last post did not want to be there. So, I'm giving the Silk Tassel Bush its own treatment. This is an attractive shrub which, when it's not blooming. resembles Manzanita to the casual observer. The flowers are unmistakable, though. To those who follow my posts and know that the relationships between plants and bugs fascinate me above all else, it won't seem surprising that my favorite part of this photo is the chewed leaf in the upper left corner. Go figure.