...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 wish I had a microscope with a camera attachment. This little dammed-up pond by the FRC tennis courts looks pretty ugly if you think of it as a place to swim, or to get a drink. But, if you've spent any time looking at Protists under a microscope, you realize how much beauty and amazement lies beneath the surface. Lacking that opportunity, it is also fun to watch the Dragonflies swoop down and tease the Bullfrogs, and every once in a while miscalculate. Then, if you pay close attention, you can see how the frogs use their eyes to swallow! Some day I'll get this on video.