Going to Seed

I was driving home after dark the other night and found myself mesmerized by the grasses waving in the lights from the car as I drove up our driveway. I stopped and took a few phone photos to remind me of the moment…and seeds have been on my mind since that day. The...

What is a Weed?

Our much-coveted rain brings with it lots of new growth—especially in the desert. The dry, barren dirt field that was our back yard is now knee-high with grasses and weeds of various sorts. It’s a startling transformation, perhaps because it is so unexpected. I had a...

The Sound of Rain

It’s raining as I write this—a thorough, soaking rain. The desert earth is having a difficult time absorbing it all, but we need every drop to help offset the drought. If it seems like water is a constant theme for those of us who live in the desert…it is. I’m always...