Here’s a great idea about water… …which the Vernon newspaper graciously printed for me. You can find it in the February 26 edition of the Vernon Morning Star, here. If you page […]
Private Property, Cattle and Environment in the Okanagan Valley
The above image shows what lives here: ponderosa pine, a thick ground cover of lichens and mosses, saskatoon bushes, giant rye grass, bluebunch wheatgrass, hawthorns, chokecherries, and mule deer. That works well. […]
The Story of the Spirit of the Okanagan
I discovered the spirit of the Okanagan a week and a half ago, peering slyly out of the hills … … and promised to go and have a closer look. Today was […]
Two Okanagan Ways to Make Spring Spring
First, sing! That’s gotta work. House Sparrow If you’re more of a leafy type, you might try this neat trick: as your photosynthesis slows in the fall, you make red pigments instead […]
Spring Was Here All Winter Long
See? This cocoon is a good reason not to clean out those spreading junipers from the ditch, eh! Why, it would be winter forever.
Juniper Giving Water to the Earth
Not all appearances are deceiving!
Ponderosa and Her Daughters
She uses gravity to walk through time and to lift up what is low and bring it to the sky. This is what time looks like.
Hawk Above Coyote Bluff: Becoming the Land Walking
In my country, human consciousness is created when human animals engage in the weaving of the earth together with its spiritual stories. They are often recorded in the land, waiting to be […]
Walking and the Sixth Sense
As you walk through the Commonage in the North Okanagan Valley, the spirits of the land rise and fall and shift around you in waves, sometimes high in the sky … sometimes […]
Spirit Cliff Above Kalamalka Lake
The time before the time of human life is stone and memory. Lynx and Frog are having a chat that goes on forever. The ponderosa women listen in. Their spirit collects at […]