— Recent Journal essays and notes on plants, places and people —

Northern Vietnam, March 2016

I had the pleasure and luxury this spring to travel to Vietnam with my colleague Scott McMahan and … Read More

An Early Spring; February Faces at Windcliff

  February of 2015 will be remembered, among other things,  for the whomping rumble of … Read More

A spire of limestone rising through fog and mist in China

Three Tree Moments

I am home again, reunited with family and garden. The dogs no longer growl when I come into the … Read More

Foggy mountain valley in Vietnam.

Perpetual Fog, Wind, & Rain in North Vietnam

In 2003, Bleddyn and Sue Wynn-Jones and I spent several weeks together in the mountains of northern … Read More