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.
In recent weeks, as well as during the past several Springs, I've pictured up to six different species of yellow violets. This past week I saw for the first time this season an actual violet Violet, the Western Dog Violet, Viola adunca. These were blooming alongside the ditch adjacent to the large parking lot at Feather River College. There's a place near Oakland Camp where I see them every year, so I guess it's time to check that place. Click on either of these photos for a closer look.