...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.
Just as I was thinking about catching up on posting my sightings of the past few days, the first Chorus Frog of the spring jumped in front of me. I still need to catch up on findings from recent Oakland Camp hikes, a trip down the Feather River Canyon, and yesterday's hike on the Cascades Trail. Now this. He/she appeared on my back deck, but I thought the Marigolds in the front yard made a better background. This is the Pacific Chorus Frog, Pseudacris regilla, formerly known as the Pacific Tree Frog, Hyla regilla. Sometimes they're green. I'm sure I'll be posting more photos of this beautiful frog, always trying to create the perfect one.