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 know it happened a week ago in baseball, to which I pay no attention. Also, down in the sunny flats of American Valley, the tulips started blooming a month ago. However, at our house, in the shady "cold spot," the tulips bloomed for the first time today. By sundown, they had closed up again.
I love watching them go through their daily cycle of opening and closing.
They are seldom visited by bugs, so I don't hang around them for very long at a time. But, I do enjoy their architecture.
I could stare at those stamens and pistils for hours. Click on any photo here to see what I mean.