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.
Some folks like Weed Whackers. I prefer weeds. I had been following the progress of this Waterleaf at the edge of my driveway. That is, until yesterday. It's a shared driveway, so I have only 1/4 claim on any given weed, and it looks like approximately 1/4 of this plant might have escaped the lariat. So, it'll be back. I can wait.
Funny thing is, this isn't really a weed unless you fault it because of where it's growing and you prefer mowed grass. The California Waterleaf is a beautiful native plant.