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 […]

Autumn in the Huachuca Mountains

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Nov 122008
 
Autumn in the Huachuca Mountains

This weekend my friend Scott Calhoun, my younger daughter, and I ventured through the gate of Fort Huachuca army base at the foot of southeastern Arizona’s Huachuca Mountains, which climb to nearly 9,500 feet and edge into Mexico. We had a wonderful time climbing through Garden Canyon and taking lots and lots of photographs of […]

Wildflowers, Wildflowers, Wildflowers

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Mar 122008
 
Wildflowers, Wildflowers, Wildflowers

I returned yesterday from two extraordinary days of wildflower hunting in the mountains north of Tucson and east of Phoenix (Superstitions, Dripping Springs, Apache Leap, and points thereby). I went with my friend Scott Calhoun and three other landscape designers and folks I hadn’t met before: Julie from Chicago, Hilary from Indiana (from England originally), […]

Ironwood Forest Spring Wildflowers

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Feb 282008
 
Ironwood Forest Spring Wildflowers

Not perhaps what you typically think of with forests, but Ironwood Forest National Monument, northwest of Tucson, is pretty spectacular, especially on a beautiful day like today when the poppies are a-poppin’! Below are a dozen photos from the afternoon outing with fellow photography addict Scott Calhoun (though he actually gets paid for this stuff […]

Feb 042008
 
I Heart New York!

Really, I do. This was my first visit, and New York is an amazing city. Neither overwhelming nor unfriendly, I found it compelling beyond expectation, from the many small and fine restaurants to its pedestrian scale (in spite of its grand scale), from its wonderful literary venues to the intricate and diverse architecture and peoples. […]

Texas Canyon

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Dec 302007
 
Texas Canyon

About halfway between Benson and Willcox in southeastern Arizona is Texas Canyon, a boulder-strewn swath of cartoon wonderland straight out of Warner Bros. Roadrunner & Coyote shows. This afternoon my daughters and I traveled with neighbors Scott and Deirdre Calhoun to explore this very cool place. Here are some photos, and there are 49 more […]

Back from Baja

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Nov 132007
 
Back from Baja

Returned late last night from four fabulous days in Loreto, Baja California Sur, Mexico. Loreto Bay is one very cool (if not very expensive) new development; look for an UnSprawl case study on the new community in Terrain.org’s next issue, which launches January 10. Just as wonderful is the town of Loreto, and indeed the […]