...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.
California Incense Cedar, looking really productive. Lots of male and female "cones."
Mountain Ash, a grand specimen by the Plumas County courthouse in Quincy.
For a while, the brightest colors in the area will be the berries. If all goes well, aesthetically, this show will be followed by Mountain Ash leaves turning bright red and the neighboring Sweet Gum trees ...
will exhibit a a wide range of reds, yellows, oranges, and purples. For now, a few of the trees around
the courthouse are showing small patches of yellow. The leaves that have fallen to the ground are not at all colorful. Mostly dried up and brown. That should change.