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.
I need to post an "On the way to Barker Pass, Part IV" but here's a preview. This is an excerpt from the series I'll post; a preview. If I were thinking only of photographic compostion without an accompanying story, I'd say the butterfly should not be in the upper left corner facing away from the center. It looks like the butterfly is about to leave the frame. But, that's exactly what was happening. So maybe you can relate to the challenge of trying to photograph butterflies with a standard lens. You have to get up close, and they are always escaping. It took quite a few shots to get one within my frame with its wings spread.