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.
California Incense Cedar, looking really productive. Lots of male and female "cones."
Mountain Ash, a grand specimen by the Plumas County courthouse in Quincy.
For a while, the brightest colors in the area will be the berries. If all goes well, aesthetically, this show will be followed by Mountain Ash leaves turning bright red and the neighboring Sweet Gum trees ...
will exhibit a a wide range of reds, yellows, oranges, and purples. For now, a few of the trees around
the courthouse are showing small patches of yellow. The leaves that have fallen to the ground are not at all colorful. Mostly dried up and brown. That should change.