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.
Sharing a few old photos as I sort for my book. This critter is a Skipper. Has features of butterflies and features of moths and a few of its own. Click on it for a closer view. Note the hooks at the ends of the antennae. Sometimes these gather in large numbers on certain flowers. I saw lots gathering on Rabbitbrush last summer and into the fall
Quite a drama on the way up Mt. Hough. A Crab Spider snags a Carpenter Bee. The spider won.
A beetle I haven't identified sitting on Arnica. On these very cold mornings, this photo makes me feel warm.