Feb 282010
Wildlife and Daughters at the Desert Museum

On January 31 I visited the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum with visitors from out of town. Of course, I seemed to only take photos of wildlife, the grounds, and my daughters. No surprise there. Here are a few of the shots, and a total of 28 can be found in larger format over in my gallery: […]

Jan 032010
Saguaro National Park in Black and White

My younger daughter and I welcomed in the new year with a trip out to Saguaro National Park (West) for some hiking and petroglyph gawking. The park is a study in enticing contrasts, as I hope these black-and-white photos show. Here are 8, and these and 36 more are available in larger format over in […]

Dec 162009
Rock Scampering at Saguaro National Park

On Sunday afternoon my daughters took me rock scampering at Javelina Rocks, Saguaro National Park, at the base of the Rincon Mountains east of Tucson. We get out there several times a year and always have a blast climbing around. Here are a few small photos of the trip, and there’s a gallery of 25 […]

Autumn Camping with My Daughters

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Oct 092009
Autumn Camping with My Daughters

Last week I gathered my daughters up for a camping trip to kick off their fall break. We drove from Tucson east to the Guadalupe Mountain National Park of west Texas (where I went last November to photograph fall foliage), then up to Carlsbad Caverns National Park, over the Sacramento Mountains to White Sands National […]

Jun 092009
Victoria and Vancouver Island, British Columbia

I just got back from the Association for the Study of Literature and Environment biennial conference in Victoria, British Columbia. It was a great conference in a stunning location! Below is a sampling of the 137 photos available in my site’s photo gallery. You may also wish to view the ASLE blog entries I posted […]

Apr 082009
Southwest Excursion : Part 3

Continuing our journey, after Aztec Ruins National Monument we spent the night in Flagstaff, Arizona. The next morning, we made the loop through the sister monuments of Sunset Crater Volcano and Wupatki Ruins, then on to the Grand Canyon. Photos from the third and final leg are now available. Below are ten of my favorites, […]

Southwest Excursion : Part 2

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Apr 022009
Southwest Excursion : Part 2

Continuing our journey, after Great Sand Dunes we drove west through the lovely San Juan Valley into southwestern Colorado, where we visited Mesa Verde National Park. From there we drove south into New Mexico, and then — after Aztec Ruins National Monument — west to Arizona. Photos from the second leg are now available. Below […]

Southwest Excursion : Part 1

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Mar 302009
Southwest Excursion : Part 1

Over spring break, my daughters and I took a road trip from Tucson to Denver and back, putting 2,700 miles on the Honda Fit and visiting seven national parks and monuments (and many great friends) along the way. Photos and narratives from the first leg of the trip — Tucson to Great Sand Dunes National […]

Darwin’s Hawk

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Feb 042009
Darwin's Hawk

Charles Darwin is known more for his detailing of finches on the Galapagos than of his work with hawks (if any), but hawks and Darwin are on my mind this week and next. First, we had a Cooper’s hawk visit our yard the other day: He started at the bird feeder, which I had just […]