...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 day started with the discovery of a fresh layer of yellow pollen on my windshield. Fortunately, no allergies erupted. Then, as soon as I parked on the FRC campus, I was amazed at the abundance of yellow blossoms. There are daffodils, obviously planted by humans, Oregon Grape (above and below), which is a natural wild shrub but is also often planted by humans,
Forsythia (the next three photos) blooming all around Quincy as well as on campus, and
... the ubiquitous, but still beautiful, Dandelions.
There are some interesting, small, pink and red flowers too, but the yellow is what caught my attention. To top it all off, as I was walking toward my office I met one of my colleagues who was photographing the Forsythia with a yellow camera! That's the first yellow camera I ever saw.