“An elective despotism was not the government we fought for.” Thomas Jefferson - Notes on Virginia
I did not March yesterday. Every woman I know, who could get out of bed, marched in solidarity and protest against the impending train wreck of the Donald Trump presidency....
The Sea Ranch is legendary in the annals of California Coastal development. In the early 1960's, ten miles of the Sonoma Coast was designated for development, in an era before there was any regulatory agency overseeing coastal development. Now, and as a result of such...
At launch of my new e-pub site, PhotoBotanic.com, one book is ready, 3 more scheduled.
I have spent 30+ years in garden publishing, and am still standing. I sold my first photograph 42 years ago. Along the way I have received some nice awards and have...
I am a member of the Lawn Reform Coalition, a group of garden designers and environmental advovates who are promoting new ways to think about the American fetish for lawns. Since my own particular advocacy is for sustainability, and most recently, meadow gardening specifically,...
Aug. 15, 1914 - Jan. 12, 2011
My father died today.
Micajah Quincy Holt (1914-2011).
And that is the end.
(am i sad ?)
I walk into the garden,
Where my father taught me.
The sky is too huge
He is smiling broadly
That sly warm wink
“Sax, I’m here.
I slipped in.”