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.
Compare these to last Saturday's post and you'll see that the winter is getting whiter. My trash cans are in the shade, relatively speaking, so they are a good place to keep track of snow fall. These were taken around 6:45 a.m. It warmed up quite a bit during the day, at least into the high 30s, so there were a few signs of life - other than evergreens which show signs of life year 'round. Heard a couple of Chorus Frog croaks and saw a few birds, mostly ravens and juncos.
I'd say we have 18" on the ground. In this shady spot where I live, that means there should be snow on the ground at least until April no matter what kind of winter we have. If I suffer withdrawal symptoms from the lack of bug photography, I'll need to head down to the Sacramento Valley.