...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.
In wetter years past, I've found mushrooms growing out of the floor mats in my van. I live on a north-facing slope, and I park my van in a place that never sees the sun in winter. I haven't had a mushroom crop these past few dry years, but now I have this growing on one of the back seats! I wonder what the rest of winter has in store.