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.
Well, not all surprises. I definitely did not enjoy stumbling across that Beaver carcass featured two blog posts ago. But this section of a willow branch attracted me because of the different stages of the blooming process of the flowers. I was concentrating on the most advanced stage hanging below the branch so I didn't even notice the Treehopper resting above it until I looked at the photo on my computer. I guess it's getting some camouflage value out of impersonating a bud. So many birds frequent this stand of willows that I wonder how many bugs escape detection.