Vermont and New Hampshire

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Jun 112008
 
Vermont and New Hampshire

Could of sworn I posted this entry late last week, but I guess not. Anyway, here are a half-dozen of the final Vermont and New Hampshire photos. View them all here. The church on the commons at Craftsbury Common, Vermont. A llama with attitude outside Craftsbury. The Black River. A bridge spanning Vermont and New […]

The Maine Coast

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Jun 112008
 
The Maine Coast

Buckle yourselves in for this next series of photos from the last leg of my recent New England trip: mid-coast Maine, all 104 of them available here. Here is a preview of photos for your enjoyment: View of Camden Harbor from Mount Battie, Camden Hills State Park, Maine. Amazing scenery, geology, and botany on the […]

New Hampshire and Vermont

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Jun 032008
 
New Hampshire and Vermont

I’m having a wonderful time up in New Hampshire and Vermont. I’ve just completed my first full day at the Wildbranch Writing Workshop in Craftsbury Common, NH, and it’s a pretty great group of faculty and students both. I flew into Boston on Saturday afternoon, then drove up to North Woodstock, New Hampshire, in the […]

Elgin High Desert Grasslands

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May 132008
 
Elgin High Desert Grasslands

This weekend we joined two other Civano families for a weekend in and around Elgin, Arizona, about fifty miles southeast of Tucson in high Chihuahuan desert grasslands (now mostly rangeland, though still beautiful). Below are a few photos from the trip, but be sure to see these and many others in larger format in the […]

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), […]

You and Me and AWP

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Jan 042008
 

Like apparently just about everyone (it’s sold out at 7,000 attendees!) I’ll be at the annual AWP conference and bookfair in New York City from January 31 to February 2. Join me at: Table #480 for Terrain.org: A Journal of the Built & Natural Environments, at the Hilton’s Americas Hall II, access from 3rd floor […]

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 […]

Road Trip: Day 14

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Jun 272007
 
Road Trip: Day 14

I just realized I may be off by a day on my road trip count, that perhaps this is actually day 13. Ah well, math was never one of my better subjects. Today we made it back to Tucson! The girls were very excited, especially since the mobile DVD dual-screen player broke on the way […]

Road Trip: Day 13

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Jun 272007
 
Road Trip: Day 13

The word of the day is: rain. Or it could be: storm, flooding, downpour. Or maybe: endless. Like yesterday, we logged another 1,000-mile day of driving, from Mobile, Alabama, through Louisiana and into west-central Texas: It was raining lightly when we left Mobile and entered Mississippi, and the rain didn’t really stop until a bit […]

Road Trip: Day 12

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Jun 272007
 
Road Trip: Day 12

We left the politics and public buildings of Washington, D.C. for the politics and Southwestern architecture of home today, with a goal of reaching Tucson in three days, which we met. The first day of our return road trip we drove from Virginia, through North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, and Alabama, where we spent a […]