A collaborative production by Terlingua singer/songwriter Alex Whitmore, Jason Blum, and videographer Jessica Lutz: 79852. This is Home for this locality of the desert and all its denizens, including me.
Sagebrush. Its aroma is almost an aphrodisiac. It is the timeless scent of an ancient organism that evolved with the sand and deserts of the Great Basin. Many of the Artemesia spp. are very aromatic; their leaves lush with terpenoids. These aromatic lipids are volatile and will relinquish their scents when leaf cells are crushed, […]
“When we no longer hear the voices of warbler and wren, our own speaking can no longer be nourished by their cadences. As the splashing speech of the rivers is silenced by more and more dams, as we drive more and more of the land’s wild voices into the oblivion of extinction, our own languages […]