...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.
The native tree species, that is. While our California Black Oak, Black Cottonwood, and Bigleaf Maple are barely showing signs of fall colors, a little yellow or orange here and there, the non-native maples are often brilliant red, and some are already losing their leaves. These two shots are of a non-native maple growing by the parking lot across from Moon's. The Thursday afternoon lighting was not the greatest, but these shots were to remind me to check out the neighborhood around sunrise for more dramatic lighting. I finally got around to doing that this morning. Results will follow.