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.
Yesterday afternoon during peak heat I explored around the ditch that runs in front of Safeway and was greeted by a Checkered Clerid Beetle on a Daisy. There were many items of interest which I'll post during the day today, not the least of which was the Hooker's Evening Primrose which blooms in the morning and is shriveled up and pathetic looking in the evening. All my field guides say it blooms in the evening which is what one would expect with a name like that. But all the ones I've seen in the Quincy area for the past several years bloom in the morning and are closed up by noon.
More to come later this morning.