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Ruth Clark: Here in Hereford — The Archer on Sam’s Table

Because we have the archer,  I always arise about the same time to walk him.  He lies patient and silent in his crate as I dress in the big room, … Continue reading

March 29, 2018 · Leave a comment

Ruth Clark: Here in Hereford — The Grotto

Two weeks of brutal heat, the highest temperatures we have ever experienced, well into the 100’s. The first week very dry, the second, humidity slowly rising.  No monsoon rains will … Continue reading

July 15, 2017 · Leave a comment

Ruth Clark: Here in Hereford, The Counterfeit Nomad

Drunk, he was pulled from charger Left impaled on bush and tree Now lives near 15 deerhounds With more respect than he. Perpetual nomad, had he but been like Byron … Continue reading

March 17, 2017 · 2 Comments

Ruth Clark: Here in Hereford — The Admirable Nature of Aspen and Creosote

There’s a large creosote bush colony in the desert that has survived for 12,000 years by cloning itself. It does this under brutal conditions. Not that it is unique. There’s … Continue reading

August 2, 2016 · 3 Comments

Ruth Clark: Here in Hereford — Neighborhood Tales

Soon Gene and I will have been here 20 years. When we came, the electricity failed regularly during the monsoon season, irregularly at other times; thus there would be no … Continue reading

July 9, 2016 · 2 Comments

Ruth Clark: Here in Hereford, Snake Edition

In Hereford reptiles, like rodents, are abundant. Most commonly we see the quick-moving whiptail lizard, which is the favorite food of the road runner, the gecko, most often on a … Continue reading

June 23, 2016 · Leave a comment

Ruth Clark: Here in Hereford

Hereford, Arizona Our area has no prestige. Was supposed to be all site built but isn’t. Sharp turn onto dirt road, quick to avoid an unperceived vehicle. Next pass 3 … Continue reading

June 10, 2016 · Leave a comment

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