The Memory of Juniper

An environmental mystery serves as a reminder that life is always fragile

Utah Juniper (Juniperus osteosperma) growing amidst ruins in the Bears Ears region of southeastern Utah

Memory is neither unitary nor linear. It inhabits multiple places. It can be as easily ignited by a touch or the glimpse of a seemingly random object as by a sound or a powerful smell. Remembrance is, it seems, as much a force beyond the reach of our conscious control as it is the ability to recall a…

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Craig Axford

Craig Axford

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After more than 10 years in Canada, now living my love of the desert in Moab, Utah. I enjoy writing, painting, hiking & nature generally. Motto: stay curious.