Green Bees in the Rabbit Brush

Walking along above Kalamalka Lake today, I found the first rabbitbrush of the season in full bloom.

yellowOh, and aren’t the bees happy!



Covered in pollen, just like A Midsummer Night’s Dream, except this is A Rabbit Brush Dream! Time to fill up those pollen sacs!

edge2And spread those wings.

yellowbeeAnd perch at the very top of the sun…

perchedIt also works if you’re not a bee, or me.

butterAnd, of course, the Apostemon Goddess comes…



Apostemon… Titania… how could Shakespeare have got that so wrong?






Solar Power and Social Power

Solar power looks like this …twoonyellow Hydroelectric power looks like this …

P1140185Magpie Hill, Bella Vista Road, Vernon

Got that? Life looks like this …

lovelyflyHarvesting a Solar Conversion Machine

Death looks like this …

p1140316Cigarette Wrapper Warning Label, Orchard Hill Road, Vernon

“Risk of Blindness”

Here is a social world that includes the living creatures of the planet as part of the human family …

P1130450Grasshopper, Seen by Artfully Moving the Human Point of View

The stone, lying on the surface of an old moraine, is an important well of solar energy during the cool grassland nights.

Here is a social world consumed with inter human issues …

P1140184Magpie Hill

Anything that ventures on the road gets squished. Note that there isn’t even a space for a human to walk. This road is only for cars.

Both types of human social organization, energy use and power distribution are human. This is human:

P1130619Wild Currants, Bella Vista

This is human:

P1130479Arrow-leafed Balsam Root Seedhead

This is human:


Mule Deer Doe, The Rise, Vernon

This is human:


Mark, You Dropped Something! Magpie Hill

Lack of respect for the earth is lack of respect for oneself. Treating the earth as a dead place creates the earth as a dead place.


Water in Prison, Bella Vista Road

Art and Beauty are not innocent.

All landscapes are ethical spaces.

P1140188Abandoned Orchards, Bella Vista

This is an ethical conversation.

Blessed be.

For the first time ever, Okanagan Okanogan will be taking a break. I’m off to the Palouse, Father Pandosy’s first mission on Ahtanum Creek, Dry Falls and the Sinlahekin — all in Eastern Washington. I hope to bring you back treasures.