Mineral King in Sequoia National Park is a quintessential alpine environment. With an elevation gain of 11,500 feet from the valley floor near Three Rivers, CA, Sawtooth Peak & Needham jut out dramatically in the central portion of the Sierra-Nevadas. Walt Disney had grand plans to turn the area into a massive (think Mammoth) ski resort back in the 60’s, but the local residents prevented this from happening. The Walt Disney Company reportedly still owns a few acres of land at […]
Here is the other timber frame cob in-fill mini-house that we have been raising over the past few weeks (with the help of 8 additional workshopers. Here you can see that some of the base coat of plaster has been laid down and that the exterior is starting to take shape. In the previous gallery post, you can see some of the great embedding of materials into the cob walls of this home such as Manzanita and old hand tools! […]
Here is a visual breakdown of some of the progress that the building crew has been making over the past couple weeks. The house below is for some rad longer-term interns needing a more sufficient shelter for the winter months in the high desert of Southern California. THIS IS THE HOUSE JACK (& CO.) BUILT!
Greetings all! Apologies for such a gap in postings – I have been attending a Natural Building Practicum at Quail Springs; a quasi-experiment on sustainable human lifestyles/practices. Located in the high desert of southern California ( in between Ojai & Bakersfield), the community is off the grid, and resources are limited and internet bandwidth is no exception, so I haven’t been able to upload files to this site due to restricted data usage. Recently I’ve learned that in between the […]
Greetings family and friends (as well as complete strangers)! Giving updates on personal life is somewhat of a rare occurrence on this site, but we felt inclined to show you some of the things that have been happening as of late. Roarke and I have been living a fairy-tale lifestyle of beautifully rudimentary proportions up in the Northeast corner of Oregon – just outside the small town of Joseph. We were blessed with an amazing opportunity to partake in a […]
The Rodeo held in Sisters, Oregon (just a half hour west of Bend) is dubbed “The Biggest Little Show on Earth”. Occurring on the first weekend of June every year, the population of Sisters (normally a town of just over 2,000) easily triples and the roadways become grid-locked with trucks and horse trailers. On Saturday we ventured up there to have ourselves a little gander, and here is some of what we saw. (Roarke was the best dressed Ka-boy there!)
Here are some of my own photographs from the past month of traveling to Oregon’s various spectacular landscapes. The ‘Badlands’ are only a little over 20 miles east of Bend, and have a lot of incredible Juniper tree skeletons. The Painted Hills are vibrant clay formations that have taken millennium to emerge and are continuously undergoing phase change. Hope you like ’em! OREY-GUN
Welcome to the 200th Post of this humble little site! Jeez La-wheez it’s been a while since the last update on this site – the past few weeks have been super busy with hanging an exhibition of some of my photographs in a sweet little tea shop here in Bend – for those of you that aren’t able to make it in person I’ve included the selection of photographs on display below. But let’s get some tunes rockin eh? Hit […]
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With its wide spectrum of climactic zones and unique location on the globe, New Zealand has countless vistas that warrant the presence of a divine hand (or extremely creative chaos). After nearly 2 years of venturing the countryside of NZ with camera in hand, I have framed thousands of spectacles. Here are some of my favorites.