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.
The Harlequin Lupine, Lupinus stiversii, found near Rock Creek in the Feather River Canyon, while looking for orchids and milkweeds.
Western Azalea, Rhododendron occidentale, found near the Feather River on Caribou Road while looking for orchids and milkweeds.
Everywhere I looked around Quincy area forests as well as down the canyon. Our wild "lilac" that's not a lilac. Our cultivated lilacs are in the Olive Family and are blooming profusely around Quincy. These wild "lilacs" are actually in the Buckthorn Family along with Deerbrush, Whitethorn, Tobacco Brush, and many others that look more or less like Lilacs from a distance.