...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.
On Monday, I posted a note about an Oak Treehopper that I saw on a blade of grass where I park. I didn't have my camera with me, so I borrowed a year-old photo I had stored on my computer. Today, I parked in the same spot, and, amazingly enough, that little critter was still there. I've posted these three photos in reverse order, because the first one is not too exciting - unless you happen to see theTreefhopper in the grass. The middle photo is approximately what the scene looks like from about a foot away, without camera. The top photo is the equivalent of being about 5 or 6 inches away, without camera. I wonder if he'll be there tomorrow - or next week. I still haven't found out why he's there in June.