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.
A Preview of a great hike to Buck's Wilderness today
My wife got this shot of me photographing wild orchids while her dog posed for the camera. A great, wild hike today brought us to some little lakes in Bucks Wilderness that host the Mountain Yellow-legged Frog, Rana muscosa. It was exciting to see them. Full story with my defense of frogs coming soon.
Here she is in about 2 feet of water. Spotted initially on a tuft of grass and mistaken for a pine cone, she jumped when I tried to touch her. Fortunately, she came rest a short distance away in very clear water.
A few minutes later, she emerged at the shoreline which is solid granite.