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.
Back on the home front, after capturing a nice image of a crab spider at the college, my front yard denizen caught a bee just before sundown. She held onto it all night, and still had it in its grasp by noon.
I ran a few early afternoon errands, and by 1:00, the bee had fallen out of sight. Now, at four in the afternoon, she has another meal in her grasp. This ongoing story could be a photo essay on daisies, but they're just the setting. In my peripheral wanderings, I am seeing many other visitors to the daisies - mostly beetles and flies of various kinds - but the Crab Spider is the star of the show.