Is subjective delight justification enough for making a metaphorical connection between the disparate realms of botany and minerology? Or must there be some instrumental value?Read more "Living Crystals, Part 2"
Post-Gila journal extract: A meditation on the similarities between plants and crystals.Read more "Living Crystals"
Look at just about any cliff or boulder around the American Southwest, and you’ll probably see at least one variety of lichen clinging to the surface, adding a splash of psychedelic color.Read more "Desert Staples: Lichen"
Like cholla, genus Opuntia is a plant that’s specially-designed to inflict pain.Read more "Desert Staples: Prickly Pear"
If you’ve done any bushwhacking around the Southwest, chances are you’ve had at least a couple unhappy collisions with one of the many species of cholla that thrive out here.Read more "Desert Staples: Cholla"