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.
Where did my week go? Still not enough time to catch up on my stories and photos about Brady's Camp trip, and last Saturday's trip to Lakes Basin, much less finish my series on the Tahoe Rim Trail, an adventure now two week's past. But, I do still make time to walk the dog and bring the camera in case I see any interesting wildflower drama. So, yesterday the beautiful Ambush Bugs finally emerged on the rather small crop of Tansy growing up in Boyle Ravine.
They must sense the minimal crop of their favorite flower and the hot dry summer that won't support them much longer. They were engaged in making more Ambush Bugs almost immediately after they made their first appearance of the season.
On the way home, we saw some Snake Flies on the big green water tank. I couldn't get a good side view, but they really do look a bit like a snake with wings.