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.
These chicks grow fast. I think they are part of the same bunch of chicks I saw around a month ago balancing on the wooden railing just outside the office. On this cool morning, they were grazing on a lawn wet by sprinklers. Maybe the sprinklers were driving worms and other bugs to the surface. The birds were definitey engrossed in feeding and did not panic as I approached with my camera phone.
Click on any photo for a closer look. I had no telephoto, so these are not National Geographic quality, just a record of what I saw.