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.
Not only is the Spring Whitlow Grass one of the earliest bloomers, but is already going to seed. A very fast life cycle, and it will go through several before many other species bloom for the first time.
These were photographed in the depressions at the top of a cinder block wall on Coburn St.
At the foot of the same wall there's a nice crop of early Dandelions. The herbicides will probably arrive soon. But the dandelions will prevail anyway.
Chickweed, growing among the cultivated flowers around the museum.
Lilies of the field, in the lawn of the corner house owned by the museum. I forgot the name, but I'll insert it later. Please don't mow for a while. This is a nice scene.
These lilies have many names, one of which is Hyacinth. But there are many other flowers named hyacinth. Better learn some Latin.
Miner's lettuce on Main Street.
Saw this Filaree blooming, went home to get the camera, and by the time I got back, the wind had knocked off the petals.
A little further down the street there were some survivors. This "weed" is a wild geranium.
Henbit Dead Nettle, a mint without an aroma, at least to the human nose. There are probably some bugs that can smell it.