If you saw the straw bale photos from last week you would have noticed participants wearing short sleeve shirts, shorts and the like. Thought you might appreciate this photo taken about 10 am this morning. Tomorrow we are supposed to have a high of 68 F, sunny skies, a few scattered clouds.
Someone reminded me that it might be a good idea to post announcements about any upcoming workshops that we’re having. I thought, “Geez,” perhaps that would be a novel idea. Publicity is usually the last thing on my mind, but I suppose it would be most sensible. Obviously, this is a little last minute since our next workshop begins this Saturday evening, but maybe I can make it a habit for the future. So here we go. April 24th thru […]
Spring for us typically means workshops, this year is no exception. As you know from previous posts, much of winter was spent traveling in northern Mexico, part of which was spent speculating and planning for straw bale buildings in the near future. Anyhow, once or twice a year, we teach a straw bale workshop as part of our Canelo Project workshops. For those not familiar with our work, they might be more correctly termed straw bale/clay buildings or houses in […]
I have been fortunate, a large part of my life over the past 25 years has taken place along a straight line that runs from Ciudad Obregon, Sonora, Mexico in the south to the Hopi lands in the north of Arizona. Most of it has been at our home that is located in southeastern Arizona in a tiny town named Canelo, situated at the base of the Huachuca mountains. If lucky, you might find it on a map; otherwise you […]
Moonrise over Banamichi, Sonora Spring along the Rio Sonora Valley brings the first signs of the fierce summer heat that will peak during the month of June, lessening somewhat when the summer monsoon rains arrive early in July. Flowers are blooming both in the desert and in people’s homes. The early evening air is perfumed by the blossoms on both citrus and the orchidia trees, bauhinia mexicana. Winter wheat is maturing, fava beans and onions as well, the garlic won’t […]