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 […]

Daughters at Saguaro National Park East

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Jan 222009
Daughters at Saguaro National Park East

One of the advantages of living in southeast Tucson is our proximity to Saguaro National Park East, which is about five miles from our house. Over the New Year’s weekend, my daughters and I spent an afternoon climbing around a magnificent rock outcropping, allowing me to burn through photo after photo in the desert’s golden […]

Autumn in the Guadalupes

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Jan 202009
Autumn in the Guadalupes

For several years I had been itching to get over to the Guadalupe Mountains of west Texas and southern New Mexico. Known primarily for their geological features — the Guadalupes are the remnants of a large Permian reef that was part of a vast shallow sea that once covered the entire region — I was […]

Jan 172009
Full Moon at San Xavier Mission

Last weekend the San Xavier del Bac Mission, just south of Tucson, was lit at night for the first time in several years. Due to renovation, the White Dove of the Desert, which is located on the Tohono O’odham reservation, will not be lit again for three years. Below (and here for larger views) are […]