...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 above photo is the same Shaggy Mane cap that occupies the top photo in my previous post. This photo was taken five days later, so you can see that from "birth" to total disappearance takes about a week. My next post will show what has happened at another site. Meanwhile, the pancake-like mushroom caps in the below photo look relatively unchanged since the day they first appeared. A total of two weeks so far. We've had an intense rain last night and most of the day today, so I'll drive out to this spot for another look tomorrow morning.