This has not been a busy year on my blog, having sometimes gone a month or more without posting anything new. Currently teaching three college classes online from home, and not finding much time to write and post images for the blog. One more week in the semester and Spring has sprung, so that should change. I have a backlog of several dozen photos taken in the last few weeks, so I will soon be posting them along with stories of the experiences I'm having along the way. My overall theme is generally concentrated on flowering plants and their symbiotic relationships with their pollinators. When the mood strikes, I insert philosophical and political comments. Please feel free to share your comments, but please be nice. I try to be.
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.
While looking around campus for insects and spiders on blooming flowers, and enjoying surprises like the turkey family in my previous post, I came across a really big fungus that found a good hiding place in the shade of a big pine where the ride-a-long lawnmowers couldn't get to it. This was around 8" in diameter and was very impressive. Surface texture reminds me of cooking marshmallows over a campfire with finesse. I was never one to turn them into charcoal. Click on the photo for a closer look.