The day begins.No matter how early you rise, the loons are on the lake before you. Two loons off the bow! Catching fish can often be the same as catching light. Makes […]
Not everything is about settler culture… … and its failures… A Canadian Outpost in Vernon, Cascadia … and all cultures hold an indigenous heart. Any Celt Knows What to Do Among the […]
The understory is not nutrient rich. It fades to pale colours. Cedar Falls What it is, however, is deep. If you want richness, well… Kalamalka Lake … in the sun with the […]
Where the Monashee Mountains … … meet the Okanagan Fault … … native hazels filter through the understory. These trees of magic and power. Already, they are blooming in preparation for the […]
Industrial ruins, like this one at Cedar Falls, are called forests. It is a desert.
Ah, the cedars of Cedar Falls! Such a beautiful coastal landscape. The rainforest! The great green land! Wondrous. Look again. These are one landscape. That is Cascadia.
To get a nice new trail for humans along the lake, where a railroad used to be… … it sees that you have to dig up a four metre wide swathe of […]
The flicker perches in the flame. The damselfly survives the cold of September, extending summer, by perching on a rock that absorbs the flame. Humans hold the flame (of burning flicker trees) […]
It’s not prickly, or anything, like a porcupine, but it does catch the light like their quills do. See? First the grass: And now the porcupine: Well, yeah, he’s shy, but that’s […]
Ah, the blue leaves of Autumn! Yellow Pond Trail, Big Bar Lake The powdery mildew taking over these stalks, could be called an instance of disease, but since it’s species specific it’s […]