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.
I took a morning hike around Oakland Camp when the sky way gray and there was a feeling of storm brewing. Ironically, on cloudy days the bright colors of flowers and bugs tend to register more truly. I'll post more of my observations tomorrow morning, but I wanted to post my favorite shot of the day before quitting for the night. The bug is one of several in the Family Pentatomidae that are commonly known as Plant Bugs, but are also often called stink bugs, even the ones that don't have a noticeable odor. It's supposed to rain for a couple of days so I'm looking forward to a dynamic response from the flora and fauna.