Staring at the Sun

Can you eat the sun?


American Gold Finch

Yes. Really?



Elderberries, Okanagan Falls

Yes. Can you stand on the sun without burning your feet?

P1470992 Yes! Can you become beams of light?


Yes. Of course. Can there be more than one sun?



Red Haven Peaches, Okanagan Landing

Yes. There are many suns. Can the sun make a nest like a bird?

P1470855Arrow-leafed Balsam Root

Yes! Can time be stopped until the sun comes again?

P1470833 Yes! Can you stare at the sun for hours without going blind?


Yes, you can! Can you pass the sun on to others?


Greata Plums, Keremeos

Yes. Is this called “living”?


Lady Bird and Dill, Okanagan Landing.

Yes, indeed. Is this called “dying”?

P1470768 Yes, it is. Is that a part of life?


Red Osier Dogwood, Grey Canal Trail, Bella Vista

Yes, but not simply. Are the sky, the earth and the sun one?


My Father’s Hydrangeas

Yes! Do you know the secrets of the universe?

P1470159My Father’s Hydrangeas

Yes. Does all this happen on earth?


Malling Apple Rootstocks, Fruiting, Bella Vista

Yes! Is that what the earth is?


Trembling Aspen

Yes. Is that part of the sun?


Sailboats Riding Gravitational Winds, Okanagan Lake

Yes. We are living in the sun. Does that bring tears to the eyes?



Onion Harvest, Okanagan Landing

Yes, it does. Is the wind a part of this sun?


 Milkweed Seeds, Waiting for the Wind, Skaha Lake

Yes! Are we alone here?



Black Wasp

(There are hundreds out today. This is their time. They look like queen carpenter ants.)

No! We are not alone at all.


What is that? I don’t know! Isn’t that cool! Isn’t it cool as well that the force that makes this apricot leaf also makes this caterpillar?

P1480883And elderberries, too?

P1480640That’s enough to fill a life, it is. But if you want more, there are always grapes.



And rowans peeking from the background.

Pity about the fence. On behalf of all humans, I apologize for that. Some of us are trying to do something about that, but humans are such frightened things, it’s a big task. Please be patient.

In the meantime, there is the sun, and sailboats riding on molten comets…

P1480727 … and nectarines!


Would you rather a world made out of machines?



2 replies »

  1. Your mystery creature is an impossibly tiny grey cat peering out of an exotic pastry. See? Anything is possible in your pictures!


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