Selected Works
& Works in Progress

Natural History
Landscapes, Plants, & Animals that Saint Francis Knew and Loved.
Season-by-season in Arizona, another gorgeous book from Arizona Highways!
A field guide with notes on natural history.
What Wild Plants Tell Us About Time. (Work in Progress)
National Parks
An illustrated portrait.
A guide to the park.
Interpretive essays.
Southwest Cultures
One of four guides to Southwestern indigenous arts by Susan Lamb.
Cultural roots of the Southwest

Arizona's Scenic Seasons
from Arizona Highways Books

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Arizona's Scenic Seasons.

From the Introduction

The wild and primitive region which constitutes the Territory of Arizona exhibits a remarkable diversity of surface in its mountain ranges, grassy plains, and desert wastes; and its Fauna and Flora are varied in a corresponding degree. The traveler meets, at each successive day’s journey, new and strange objects, which must interest him, if only through the wonder and astonishment they excite.
Elliott Coues, Army Surgeon
Fort Whipple, Arizona Territory, 1864-5.

The seasons of Arizona make cheerful pilgrims of us all, calling us on quests of “wonder and astonishment.” We descend on the deserts in spring, beckoned by acres of Mexican goldpoppies and purple scorpionweed. Summer finds us confronted by topography, as we trek or climb or drive among Arizona’s remarkable landscapes. In autumn we seek out radiant golden cottonwoods along a stream or make bittersweet journeys to upland forests, where fluttering yellow aspens and rust-red oaks token the end of the green and growing time. Winter, too, has its ardent devotees—bound for high country snow or the southern haunts of migratory birds.