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.
Papa's Trees is not an official name, but the two oaks in front of Papa's Donuts in East Quincy are among the most spectacular in the area when it comes to fall colors. They haven't peaked yet. Several trees and groups of trees in downtown Quincy get most of the attention from leaf peepers during this time of year, but I recommend going by Papa's for an early morning doughnut and a
chance to photograph a brilliant sunrise and watch the colors on these oaks change with the rising sun. These trees appear to me to be California Black Oaks, but not quite. Maybe they're a hybrid of some sort. Does anyone out there know?