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Wide-Angle Civano : May 2013
48 wide-angle photographs (and counting) of the community of Civano in southeast Tucson, Arizona.
Flowers and Butterflies at Tucson Botanical Gardens : March 2013
82 photographs of flowers, butterflies, and more from an afternoon visit by Simmons and his older daughter to Tucson Botanical Gardens in Tucson, Arizona.
Tohono Chul Park Wildflowers : March 2013
50 macro photographs from a spring morning visit to Tohono Chul Park in Tucson, Arizona.
All Souls Procession : November 2012
66 photos from Tucson's most dynamic cultural event —the All Soul's Procession.
Flight over Indiana : November 2012
29 photos from a flight over central Indiana with David Buntin in his craft-built acrobatic plane. Great fun!
Sandhill Cranes in Nebraska : March 2012
10 photos of Simmons Buntin and his daughter, plus lots of cranes, at the Crane Trust on the Platte River in central Nebraska.
All Souls Procession : November 2011
90 photos from Tucson's most dynamic cultural event —the All Soul's Procession.
Chicago Architecture and Such : July 2011
79 photos of downtown Chicago and environs, predominantly taken from a Chicago River architectural boat tour.
Birds & Poems at Sweetwater : March 2011
39 photos of the "Birds & Poems" UA Poetry Center class field trip to Sweetwater Wetlands Reclaimed Water site in Tucson, Arizona.
2010 Mount St. Helens Science Pulse [Limited Gallery] + [Full Gallery] : July 2010
72 photos (limited gallery) and 347 photos (full gallery) from a week spent with scientists and other writers at Mount St. Helens, Washington.
Camping Mt. Graham in [Color] and [Black-and-White] : June 2010
45 photos in both color and black-and-white (same photos, different galleries) of camping with my younger daughter over Father's Day weekend on Mt. Graham in eastern Arizona.
Evening of Abstracts at the Desert Museum : June 2010
36 photos — often abstract color photos of bloom and sky — from the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum just west of Tucson.
From Montane Lake to Desert Wildflowers : April 2010
30 photos of the Santa Catalina Mountains, from piney Rose Canyon Lake down to rocky scarps overflowing with desert wildflowers along the Catalina Highway north of Tucson.
A Sunny Day at Kitt Peak National Observatory : April 2010
57 photos a spring daytrip with my younger daughter to Kitt Peak National Observatory, 60 miles west of Tucson on the Tohono O'ohdam reservation.
Hiking the Babad Do'ag Trail : April 2010
94 photos of a hike with my daughters and friends along the wildflower-filled Baba Do'ag Trail in the Santa Catalina Mountains northeast of Tucson, Arizona.
Whitewater Draw : March 2010
64 photos of Sandhill cranes and dramatic landscapes at Whitewater Draw Wildlife Area in the McNeal Playa, 20 miles north of Douglas, Arizona, and the Mexico border.
Wildlife and Daughters at the Desert Museum : January 2010
28 photos of wildlife, ranging from hummingbirds to bighorn sheep, at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum west of Tucson; plus a few shots of my daughters from that visit.
Full Moon Ringtail : January 2010
19 photos of a ringtail discovered in a tree on a full-moon night in the Civano neighborhood center in Tucson.
Saguaro National Park in Black and White : January 2010
44 black-and-white photos of the enticing contrasts of Saguaro National Park (West), including the petroglyphs of Signal Hill (and my younger daughter, too).
Rock Scampering at Saguaro National Park : December 2009
25 photos from an afternoon trip to Javelina Rocks at Saguaro National Park, scampering around with my daughters.
2009 Haunted Garage : Haunted Pirate Ship : October 2009
58 photos from the biennial Haunted Garage at the Buntin household in Civano. This year's theme: Haunted Pirate Ship!
Autumn Camping with My Daughters in West Texas and New Mexico : September 2009
In late September I traveled to three national parks — Guadalupe Mountains National Park, Carlsbad Caverns National Park, and White Sands National Monument — and points between with my daughters for a little camping, hiking, and early leaf peeping:
2009 Buntin Family Reunion in San Diego : June 2009
179 family and location photos from the Buntin Family Reunion, including Coronado Island, the San Diego Zoo, Sea World, and La Jolla.
Victoria and Vancouver Island, British Columbia : June 2009
137 photographs from Victoria and the Walbran Valley of Vancouver Island from Simmons's attendance at the Association for the Study of Literature and Environment biennial conference.
Southwest Excursion Part 3 : Northern Arizona : March 2009
62 photographs of the third of three parts of a road trip with my daughters from Tucson to Colorado and back, stopping in this leg at Sunset Crater Volcano and Wupatki National Monuments and Grand Canyon National Park.
Southwest Excursion Part 2 : Southwestern Colorado to Northwestern New Mexico : March 2009
80 photographs of the second of three parts of a road trip with my daughters from Tucson to Colorado and back, stopping in this leg at Mesa Verde National Park and Aztec Ruins National Monument.
Southwest Excursion Part 1 : New Mexico to Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve : March 2009
83 photographs of the first of three parts of a road trip with my daughters from Tucson to Colorado and back, stopping at seven national parks and monuments along the way.
Daughters at Saguaro National Park East : January 2009
43 macro and panoramic photographs of daughters, cacti, rocks, and landscapes at Saguaro National Park East, east of Tucson, Arizona.
Full Moon at San Xavier Mission : January 2009
5 chronological photographs of the San Xavier del Bac Mission at night, lighted, with full moon. The mission is just south of Tucson, Arizona.
Flare: Cranes and Geese at the Bosque del Apache : December 2008 - January 2009
47 photographs of Sandhill cranes, snow geese, and the wetlands environment of the Bosque del Apache in south-central New Mexico.
Autumn in the Huachuca Mountains : November 2008
49 photographs of fall leaves and the stream at Garden Canyon in the Huachuca Mountains of southeastern Arizona.
Autumn in the Guadalupes : October 2008
136 photos from the Guadalupe Mountains of west Texas, and mostly from Guadalupe Mountains National Park. (You may also view the online book version of these photos, 38 total, here.)
Franklin Mountains State Park in El Paso, Texas : October 2008
28 photos from the Franklin Mountains State Park near El Paso, Texas.
Saguaro Ranch in Black and White : October 2008
30 black-and-white photos of the Saguaro Ranch development in the Tortalita Mountains northwest of Tucson, including a handful of photos from Catalina State Park north of Tucson.
Heaven and Hell in Tucson : September 2008
35 black-and-white and color photos of "heaven and hell in Tucson," including fine art photos of Mision de San Xavier del Bac, St. Augustine Cathedral, and the El Tiradito Shrine.
Colorado New Urbanism : July 2008
Sets of photos of New Urban and green building projects from the Colorado Front Range cities of Denver, Westminster, Longmont, Lakewood, and Boulder:
55 photos from the redevelopment of the Stapleton International Airport into Stapleton, a series of mixed-use, pedestrian-oriented neighborhoods east of downtown Denver.
41 photos from the new Westminster project that includes Colorado's largest collection of single-family solar homes.
Prospect New Town
136 photos from the most eclectic New Urban development in the country, and perhaps the oldest in Colorado—Prospect New Town in Longmont.
22 photos of the redeveloped Lowry Air Force Base, primarily of the Gallantry refurbishment of Officer's Row in Lowry, southeast of downtown Denver.
37 photos from the Belmar project in Lakewood, which is a comprehensive urban redevelopment of a shopping mall. This set includes photos both from January 2006 and July 2008.
Boulder Urbanism and Chautauqua Park
31 photos of Boulder's pedestrian Pearl Street Mall and Chautauqua Park, at the base of the Flatirons.
22 photos from Iris Hollow, a small neighborhood northwest of downtown Boulder that is one of Colorado's first New Urban projects.
53 photos of the Holiday Neighborhood, a redevelopment of the Holiday Drive-In on Boulder's northwestern edge.
Daughters at the Desert Museum : July 2008
33 photos of my daughters at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum: first for the Summer Saturday Night and then for the Coati Kids Club "Reptiles and Amphibians" event. Some flower photos, too.
The Maine Coast : June 2008
104 photos from mid-coast Maine, including Camden Harbor, Rockland, Penobscot Bay, Owls Head, Marshall Point, and Reid State Park.
Vermont and New Hampshire : June 2008
27 photos from northern Vermont and New Hampshire (plus two from Maine).
New Hampshire and Vermont : June 2008
84 photos from the White Mountains of New Hampshire, plus central and northern Vermont.
May Zoo Day : May 2008
23 family photographs from Reid Park Zoo in Tucson, Arizona.
Elgin High Desert Grasslands : May 2008
61 photographs from Mother's Day weekend in the high Chihahua desert grasslands of Elgin, Arizona, fifty miles southeast of Tucson.
Yard Flowers : March 2008
39 late March wildflower, yardscape, and streetscape photographs from the community of Civano in Tucson.
A Night at Kitt Peak National Observatory : March 2008
21 photographs from an afternoon and evening as part of the Kitt Peak National Observatory nightly observing program, fifty miles west of Tucson, Arizona.
Dripping Springs Mountains Wildflowers : March 2008
58 wildflower photos (lots and lots of poppies!) from the Dripping Springs Mountains, and thereabouts, southeast of Phoenix, Arizona.
Boyce Thompson Arboretum : March 2008
16 photos from the Boyce Thompson Arboretum southeast of Phoenix, Arizona.
Superstition Mountains Wildflowers : March 2008
75 wildflower and canyon photos from the Superstition Mountains and Lost Dutchman State Park east of Phoenix, Arizona.
Picacho Peak Spring Wildflowers : March 2008
63 photos of wildflowers and dramatic scenes at Picacho Peak State Park northwest of Tucson, Arizona
Rooster Cogburn Ostrich Ranch : March 2008
12 photos from a quick late morning visit to Rooster Cogburn Ostrich Ranch nortwest of Tucson, Arizona.
Ironwood Forest National Monument Spring Wildflowers : February 2008
39 photos from a lovely spring day at Ironwood Forest National Monument northwest of Tucson, Arizona.
New York City : January - February 2008
72 photos from a literary visit to Manhattan and Brooklyn in New York City, New York.
Winter Day at the Desert Museum : January 2008
16 photos of a winter Saturday at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum just west of Tucson, Arizona.
Texas Canyon, Arizona : December 2007
62 photos of boulder-strewn Texas Canyon in southeast Arizona, followed by a few sunset shots south of Vail, Arizona.
December Desert : December 2007
11 photos of a cloudy afternoon at Saguaro National Park East outside Tucson, Arizona.
Loreto, Baja California Sur, Mexico : November 2007
102 photos from Loreto and the new sustainable mixed-use Loreto Bay development in Baja California Sur, Mexico.
At Apple Annie's Orchards : October 2007
20 photos of pumpkin-, pepper-, and apple-picking at Apple Annie's orchards and vegetable patches near Willcox, Arizona.
Critters and the Girls Who Love Them : September 2007
21 photos of wild critters and the girls who love them at Tucson's Agua Caliente Park and Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum.
A Visit to the International Wildlife Museum : September 2007
20 photos from the International Wildlife Museum, a taxidermy-based museum in Tucson, Arizona.
August Blooms—Barrel Cactus, Bird-of-Paradise, and Lantana : August 2007
22 macro photos of southern Arizona barrel cactus, red bird-of-paradise, and lantana.
Architecture and Symbols of Washington, D.C. : June 2007
49 photos—from dawn til dusk—of the monuments, memorials, museums, and architectural (and other) symbols of Washington, D.C.
Gateway Arch : June 2007
10 photos of the Gateway Arch and Jeffersion National Expansion Memorial on the Mississippi River in St. Lous, Missouri.
Desert Wildflower Colors : April 2007
83 photos of Sonoran desert wildflowers (and some not-so-wild flowers), including native species, cacti, and more.
Pima County Fair, Arizona : April 2007
23 late afternoon and evening photos from the annual Pima County Fair, just south of Tucson, Arizona.
Desert Snow : January 2007
14 photos from Southern Arizona's largest snowfall in 20 years. These photos were taken at and near Saguaro National Park East, just east of Tucson.
Alamos, Sonora, Mexico : December 2006 - January 2007
21 photos from the Colonial Sonoran town founded in 1684 and once the hub of the Spanish silver-mining empire.
Professor Valley and the Colorado River, Utah : September - October 2006
40 photos from the Colorado River Convergence held at the Canyonlands Field Institute in Professor Valley, Utah; concluded with a handful of photos rafting the Colorado River.
Gardner Canyon Trail Run : June 2006
15 photos from the first trail run of Simmons's Subaru Outback—to Gardner Canyon, on the west side of the Santa Rita Mountains, south of Tucson, Arizona.
Ben's Bells Studio : February 2006
28 photos from a Girl Scout outing at the Ben's Bells Project studio in Tucson, Arizona. Learn more about Ben's Bells.
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