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.
No, not the little guy with glasses and the red and white striped T-shirt. Waldo is the name I gave this spider. I was poking around in the roadside piles of organic matter, where it's not really winter but it's also not really spring, when I spotted a cute little spider and named it Waldo. Not sure why, because it's obviously a girl. Anyway, in the above photo she's rather well-hidden, just northwest of center in a hole in a piece of bark.
With a pine needle I managed to persuade her to come out from hiding.
there must have been a fair amount of heat being generated from decomposition because she got quite active and went into hiding soon after I got these shots. I also saw some small centipedes and they were too fast to photograph. I hear we're getting some precipitation in a few days. Hopefully a lot!