About the Author

Ballentine Photography & Arts
Blurbarian Since January 2007
Business Name Ballentine Photography & Arts
Business Web Site http://www.flickr.com/photos/dballentine
Location San Jose, CA USA
Business Phone Number 408-688-6521
About My Business TESTIMONIALS

~ "Now there's a photographer who understands light!"

Paul Johnson
Author, Naturalist, Photographer
Anza-Borrego Desert, California

~ "You have a true gift for capturing nature at its best."

Kathy DeMunck
Anza-Borrego Desert Natural History Association
Borrego Desert Nature Center



As an artist, photographer and singer, I want to take you on a journey ~ a journey to experience nature's elegant voice. I want to share her song as we travel together from desert landscapes to verdant oak hillsides and refreshing waters, to formal gardens and even to the intimacy of my own garden.

Your Guide and Travel Companion,
Debbie Ballentine

Areas of Expertise ~ California Native Plants
~ Desert Photography
~ Watercolors
~ Cards, books and gifts
Professional Affiliations ~ CNPS
~ Regional Parks Botanic Garden
~ Pacific Horticulture
~ Foothill College, Los Altos Hills, Ca

Things I Don't Mind The World Knowing

Spoiler alert: I'm thinking my next book will be about...
I'm thinking my next book will be about the desert, a place that is often misunderstood or simply overlooked.

Ah, the desert... where the loudest sound is the flapping of a raven’s wings.
-- Debbie Ballentine
Everyone needs to know about these authors and artists...
~ Art that Speaks the Heart ~ Jen Norton, capturing the moment of spirit-touching-spirit: http://www.nortonstudio.com/

~ The Art of Possibility ~ Ketra Oberlander, a blind artist: http://www.aopstudios.com/

~ John Vargo ~ Author of substance: http://www.lulu.com/jvargo

~ The San Jose Museum of Art ~ the little-known jewel of contemporary art in San Jose, CA ~ http://www.sjmusart.org/

~ Barbara Houghton ~ refined blurbarian: at http://www.blurb.com/user/barbara