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.
On Monday, I posted a note about an Oak Treehopper that I saw on a blade of grass where I park. I didn't have my camera with me, so I borrowed a year-old photo I had stored on my computer. Today, I parked in the same spot, and, amazingly enough, that little critter was still there. I've posted these three photos in reverse order, because the first one is not too exciting - unless you happen to see theTreefhopper in the grass. The middle photo is approximately what the scene looks like from about a foot away, without camera. The top photo is the equivalent of being about 5 or 6 inches away, without camera. I wonder if he'll be there tomorrow - or next week. I still haven't found out why he's there in June.