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.
This one photo of a blooming flower that intended to include in my last post did not want to be there. So, I'm giving the Silk Tassel Bush its own treatment. This is an attractive shrub which, when it's not blooming. resembles Manzanita to the casual observer. The flowers are unmistakable, though. To those who follow my posts and know that the relationships between plants and bugs fascinate me above all else, it won't seem surprising that my favorite part of this photo is the chewed leaf in the upper left corner. Go figure.