...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 checking out my new camera, a Nikon D3300. Jumping from 6MP to 24MP is sort of like switching from a Geo Tracker to a Ferrari, I think. It arrived yesterday afternoon, and I'm excited about getting back into some close-up nature photography. But, on this first day, I just shot random items to check on resolution and other factors. The above statement was on a USFS map at the beginning of the South Park trailhead.