Nearly a month has gone by without any new posts, despite my recent statements about blogging in earnest. I'm finding that teaching writing classes not only involves lots of time grading papers but also focuses my interest on writing. I'm actually writing a lot in various journals and notebooks, but not focusing in the short run on material I want to post here. We'll see what develops. Let's just say, my cessation of blogging is not due to deterioration of my health. I might be back soon. It probably depends on how spring unfolds - wildflowers, lizards, interesting insects, etc., usually fire me up and prompt me to keep my camera batteries charged.
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 first time out, I forgot to bring my saw. Perhaps a good thing because someone tipped us off to a better place and we got a nice Red Fir near Buck's Summit. Fringe benefit, as always, is seeing many beautiful objets de natur. I'm sure the tree in the top photo is considered one of the prettiest around by the vultures and ravens. For that reason, it seemed beautiful to us, too. As we approached the summit, there were several patches of bright red Mountain Ash berries. Slipped on ice while photographing this cluster. Managed to do a kind of judo fall and save my camera from destruction. Here's our tree on the roof. I hope the permit is visible.