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.
FOr the first time this season, I took a hike out past Oakland Camp to Gilson Creek. There's a little slope between the dirt road to the creek and the railroad track where I usually find Blue-eyed Mary around this time. But, the slope was so dry, there were hardly any flowers at all. But, growing out of the creek as usual there were a few Indian Rhubarb blooming. Click on the photo for a closer view and you will see a Goldenrod Crab Spider devouring some kind of bee or wasp. If that were the only photo I got, I would have been satisfied. But, there's more. I select the best and make another post in a short while.