...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.
A Preview of a great hike to Buck's Wilderness today
My wife got this shot of me photographing wild orchids while her dog posed for the camera. A great, wild hike today brought us to some little lakes in Bucks Wilderness that host the Mountain Yellow-legged Frog, Rana muscosa. It was exciting to see them. Full story with my defense of frogs coming soon.
Here she is in about 2 feet of water. Spotted initially on a tuft of grass and mistaken for a pine cone, she jumped when I tried to touch her. Fortunately, she came rest a short distance away in very clear water.
A few minutes later, she emerged at the shoreline which is solid granite.