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.
When I dropped my son off for work this morning before 8:00 a.m., he spotted a big bird across the runway (above). I could barely see it, and I didn't have my telephoto lens. First guess was Great Blue Heron. When I got home I cropped the photo on the computer as tightly as I could without making it obviously pixelated (below). Now I think it was a Sandhill Crane. Probably no worms.