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Book Review: High Tide in Tucson

High Tide in Tucson Kingsolver, Barbara Harper Collins, 1995 It’s hard to go wrong with a collection of essays from a favorite author centering on transitions and outlooks during a period of one’s own transitions, particularly when there is clear … Continue reading

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The Art of BEEing: Giving up on any honey again this year

As a reminder, I live in a dry desert where there is a flush of wildflowers after years of reasonable winter and spring rains and then everything dries up for months (as compared to places like Tucson which are technically … Continue reading

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Shop Projects: Building a better swamp cooler control

When I moved into the house the swamp cooler had a very basic control. It was a dial switch with several of the pre-printed markings scraped off and left with the settings “Off” “Fan” and “Cool”. That was pretty much … Continue reading

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The Art of BEEing: Of smells and summer

In mid April I left for a business trip to China (punctuated by the bees swarming the day before I left) and when I got home 3 weeks later the last vestiges of spring had turned to summer in the … Continue reading

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Through the Camera – Wildflowers

A field of blue dicks on the mountain during this year’s local superbloom.  The past two years there might have been 5 or 6 of these flowers in that spot.  

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The Art of BEEing: Start of the flow

The desert winter seems to be quickly moving into summer as the early wildflower bloom is underway and flowering trees are starting to break bud.  There are still a few more cool days and nights ahead, but highs in the … Continue reading

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Through the Camera: Early Wildflowers

A selection of the early wildflowers in the mountains of the Mojave Desert

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