...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.
When I came across this little patch of daisies on the Cascade Trail, I got quite excited to find these beautiful beetles. I got a few photos, then quickly scribbled in my pocket notebook, "God and Beetles," but the story will have to wait until tomorrow. Or the next day. Very busy these days.