Life in the Ruins

Life in the Ruins

Ed. note – This essay is excerpted from a talk that poet and writer Jim Ballowe gave at The Morton Arboretum in Lisle, Illinois. The piece is a bit of a departure for the City Creatures Blog in both its length (much longer than a typical blog post) and topic (not...
Autumn On Utah’s Colorado Plateau

Autumn On Utah’s Colorado Plateau

Aspen grove on Boulder Mountain, Dixie National Forest, Utah. Canon EOS 5D Mark III, Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L USM, Gitzo Mountaineer tripod, Acratech Ultimate Ballhead. While most of us think of the northern woods of Vermont and New Hampshire, the southern forests of...
Be More Tree : Ash

Be More Tree : Ash

Ed. note – Perhaps more than other seasons, in autumn, with the crackle of leaves beneath our feet and the pinch of a grandmotherly wind against our cheeks, our minds turn toward the trees. If you live in the temperate zone, you partake in the deciduous pleasures of...