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.
Hooker's Evening Primrose, Oenothera elata. Some really large blossoms, and, despite the name, they are blooming in the morning about 1/4 mile north of the FRC turnoff on Highway 70. I love spotting them while driving 55. It's equally dramatic to not be able to see them at all in the afternoon, even when you know exactly where they are. Any botanists out there know what's going on? All my field guides say they bloom in the evening, but they don't!