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 above photo is the same Shaggy Mane cap that occupies the top photo in my previous post. This photo was taken five days later, so you can see that from "birth" to total disappearance takes about a week. My next post will show what has happened at another site. Meanwhile, the pancake-like mushroom caps in the below photo look relatively unchanged since the day they first appeared. A total of two weeks so far. We've had an intense rain last night and most of the day today, so I'll drive out to this spot for another look tomorrow morning.