My sabbatical at Penn State Brandywine began on July 1, 2013. One year ago, I made a promise to myself that one of my sabbatical activities was to get to know more about Tyler Arboretum – the activities and events, the people, everything! I have thoroughly enjoyed my time blogging about my adventures volunteering, participating in programs, and getting to know more about the fascinating history, culture, and science of this public garden. Alas, my sabbatical time has officially ended, and now – it is back to work! I’ll be back in the classroom this fall semester, off doing research on an oceanographic cruise, and working with students (the most rewarding part of my job).
Interestingly, before my sabbatical even came to a close, I was surprised to find several people asking me… “so what is going to happen to your blog?” I was pleased to hear that others were hoping I would continue with stories about Tyler Arboretum. And I certainly feel that I still have so much more to learn. So…. the [blogging] journey will continue! My posts will not be coming out quite as frequently, but I can’t wait to share what I’ve learned about the holly collection, and it is going to be fascinating to report what I experience at Nightfall on July 15 (such an innovative idea for Tyler!).
In the meantime, as I type this post while on a US Airways flight, look at what is mentioned in the June 2014 US Airways Magazine – a shout-out to Tyler Arboretum (in the Pushing Boundaries article on page 185)! Let the journey continue, even from the friendly skies…
See my first post from one year ago – The journey begins!