...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.
I slowly and quietly approached a small, dammed-up pond where the creeks passing through the FRC campus are slowed briefly before spreading across the meadow on their way to Spanish Creek. I thought I'd better check it out before it becomes totally clogged with algae and duckweed, although that, too, will be interesting. I was rewarded by a view of dozens of bullfrogs with their faces barely exposed above the green surface. Eventually they dived for cover, but quickly resurfaced in new locations. It was fun to see them pop into view again, not knowing they were seen.