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"Project Update | Eclectic blog of Martha Retallick - Copywriter, photographer, and designer in Tucson, Arizona | 520-690-1888" - 5 new articles

  1. Nature Photography: One-Inch Rain
  2. Nature Photography: Hot-Dry Times
  3. Nature Photography: Branch Recycling
  4. Nature Photography: Swooning Squash Flowers
  5. Nature Photography: Omar Comes Back
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Nature Photography: One-Inch Rain

This past Tuesday, we had one inch of rain in less than an hour. What does such a big downpour look like? Well, it looks like this in my rain gauge... Now, let's tour the earthworks that were installed during my Watershed Management Group workshops. East side of front yard... West side of front yard... [...]
    


Nature Photography: Hot-Dry Times

Late June in Tucson. When the cicadas raise a mighty ruckus. And the hot-dry times seem like they'll never end. My okra basin? Filled with drama queens that swoon in the midday sun. Time to build those oh-so-delicate plants a found-object shade cloth structure... I diligently seeded this basin throughout April. (Too cold for the [...]
    

Nature Photography: Branch Recycling

A couple of posts ago, I talked about the need to have my mesquite tree trimmed. This begs the question of what happened to the cut branches. Well, a couple of things happened to them. Two of the big branches are going to become walking sticks. Here's one of them, in a still life I [...]
    


Nature Photography: Swooning Squash Flowers

You can't call them shrinking violets, but they are in full swoon. They're the flowers on my spaghetti squash plants, and they don't live long...
    

Nature Photography: Omar Comes Back

In the summer of 2007, I began volunteering with Tucson's Watershed Management Group (WMG). The WMG uses a learning-by-doing approach to solve soil and water resource problems. And I was having one right here at home. After I bought this place in 2004, I started planting a xeriscape. In addition to planting low-water use plants, [...]
    


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