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.
The image of which this is but a small fraction appeared a few days ago. I cropped it even further, mostly as a test of just how much cropping I could get away with when I have a 24MP sensor. Evidently quite a bit! I love the details in the Dandelion head that's gone to seed. In fact, several times this past week I have come in close to a flower to photograph a bee or grasshopper and only when I opened the image on my computer screen did I see other bugs. I don't have a high-quality telephoto lens, so it's nice to have a tool that can see better than I can. More tiny discoveries await.