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 yesterday's walk around the FRC nature trail, I was hoping to find some bright colors. No luck, although I did get a few interesting photos. This morning I felt nostalgic and went back to my March 19th photos for the past several years. Here are a few from my favorite March 19th which happens to be the one in 2012.
The Southern Long-toed Salamander lacks lungs. It is a skin breather, and in order to breathe, the skin must remain moist. So, it was important that after taking the photographs I returned it to the moist habitat from which I borrowed it.
Most people hate Earwigs, but when you come across one protecting its eggs, it's hard not to find a soft spot for them. But then I've never had one get into my ear.
I love weird names of plants, and this is one of my favorites, a mint called Henbit Dead Nettle, or sometimes just Henbit.