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.
Tulips have been blooming around town for at least a month. Ours arrived today. We live in a place locally known as "the cold spot." Yesterday I spotted one bud with a little color showing. Then today I had at least a dozen fully blooming. Very exciting, even though I prefer wild flowers over domestic, I do enjoy photographing these.
Grape Hyacinth is complemented by a Dandelion. Ironically, as I enjoy photographing my Dandelions, I smell the acrid odor of a neighbor's herbicides. I just don't understand the hatred for Dandelions. Children play on the poisonous grass. It makes no sense!
Looks like Luther Burbank and Van Gogh got together on this one.
And maybe an architect.
This was fun, but not as much fun as finding the blooming roadside weeds that will be in the next post.