...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.
Papa's Trees is not an official name, but the two oaks in front of Papa's Donuts in East Quincy are among the most spectacular in the area when it comes to fall colors. They haven't peaked yet. Several trees and groups of trees in downtown Quincy get most of the attention from leaf peepers during this time of year, but I recommend going by Papa's for an early morning doughnut and a
chance to photograph a brilliant sunrise and watch the colors on these oaks change with the rising sun. These trees appear to me to be California Black Oaks, but not quite. Maybe they're a hybrid of some sort. Does anyone out there know?