Fruits of Eden: Preparations for the Release!

My book Fruits of Eden: Field Notes Napa Valley 1991-2021 is about to be released, so I contracted with Janna Waldinger of Art & Clarity to take some photos. This is one of my favorites. Each day some of my dear animals walk with me. (Here, Petunia, the goat, and HIjo, the llama.)  For almost 30… Read more »

Gratitude and Our Relationship to the Earth

Wesley on a “field trip” last spring. Gratitude and Our Relationship to the Earth   Watching our grandson Wesley discover our natural world is at once a delight and a horror. The delight comes from witnessing his awe: a honey bee visiting a flowering rosemary bush, an ant column crossing a path, a buckeye seed,… Read more »