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 quick drive to Reno for errands supplied some surprises. Focused on the necessary errands, I had low expectations for photography. Fortunately, I brought my camera along "just in case." First the first time in a couple of years I spotted a great bunch of Birdcage Evening Primrose at the roadside between Vinton and Chilcoot. When driving along at 65 mph, it looks like toilet paper from careless tourists, not sufficiently hidden amongst the Sagebrush. But having seen this amazing plant before, I knew that I needed to stop. This photo is a sampler. I'll have to say later and more photos from my quick drive through the desert. Click on the photo for an enlarged view.