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.
Just as I was thinking about catching up on posting my sightings of the past few days, the first Chorus Frog of the spring jumped in front of me. I still need to catch up on findings from recent Oakland Camp hikes, a trip down the Feather River Canyon, and yesterday's hike on the Cascades Trail. Now this. He/she appeared on my back deck, but I thought the Marigolds in the front yard made a better background. This is the Pacific Chorus Frog, Pseudacris regilla, formerly known as the Pacific Tree Frog, Hyla regilla. Sometimes they're green. I'm sure I'll be posting more photos of this beautiful frog, always trying to create the perfect one.