While the Okanogan and the Okanagan celebrate spring … … for some, really, the petals are withering away and it is early summer. For others it is fall. For yet others, it’s […]
There’s an old Albanian story about a dragon that rose from the Blue-Eyed Spring and devoured the land, until it was burned out, in a track that flames with this amazing sumac, smokebush, even […]
Welcome to the Wallula Gap. That’s the impounded Columbia River, in its old bed there. The gap between the cliffs is so narrow that the 300 foot deep flood wave from the melting ice age that […]
This is Cle Elum Lake. It was once the nursery for juvenile salmon that hatched in the mountains you can see in the farthest distance in this photograph. The Colvilles and the […]
There are no words for this.The sun uses wind …. … and water … … to move sand. You could say it was gravity, or resistance, or wave forms … … but really, […]
I thought you might like to see. Desert Parsley, Yarrow, Blue Bunch Wheatgrass, and Ponderosa Pine Cones
Sympathetic magic is a complex term for a simple phenomena: in pre-Enlightenment culture, the power of objects was believed to derive from similarities between them; knowledge of these similarities, and the ordering […]
It’s because of the view. Great view.
Rock gardening is the purest form of gardening in the Okanagan. It’s native to this place, and very Zen. That makes sense for rock that started off in Japan and wandered here […]
I was drawn up the hill… … to the flowering saskatoons. I wasn’t the only one. Well met!