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Book Review: Getting Over the Color Green

Getting Over the Color Green Slovic, Scott, ed University of Arizona Press, Tucson, 2001 An anthology of contemporary (but is 2001 contemporary still contemporary now?) environmental literature of the southwest.  It is broken into a few sections – natural history, … Continue reading

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Book Review: Water and the California Dream

Water and the California Dream Carle, David Counterpoint, 2016 What were the odds – I drive 1500 miles from the California desert to combine getting out of the dry desert summer with a pilgrimage to Elliott Bay Books in Seattle, … Continue reading

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Wandering the West – Part 4: Crater Lake

There is something odd about driving uphill to get to a lake. Even more so as you gain elevation over the surrounding land and there is less and less landscape above you. The whole concept of lakes being at the … Continue reading

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Wandering the West – Part 1: Hitting the road to Yosemite

The idea began rather spontaneously – I was at lunch with colleagues on a Monday and was lamenting, in more rather than less words, both the lack of a good bookstore in the local area as well as the desert … Continue reading

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2014 mid-season orchyard report

For the first time in several years the orchyard entered July with plenty of water. The trees and vines are green, the grass is green, and the garden is green (perhaps slightly too green thanks to rampant weed growth!). Unfortunately … Continue reading

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Travels from Tucson – Wupatki National Monument

Between Flagstaff and the east entrance to the Grand Canyon there is a small brown sign on the side of US 89 for Wupatki National Monument. I wasn’t planning on visiting, but it looked to be worth at least a … Continue reading

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Golden Russet – past the breaking point

Years ago the sump pump failed and the basement flooded at Rurikia; a portable pump with a temporary outlet into the driveway was used to pump it dry. Unfortunately the flow routed through the orchard directly to the Golden Russet … Continue reading

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