A spider waits for the wind. So does salsify. The spider wants to receive it. The salsify wants to become it. Is salsify a spider, or is spider salsify? The question is […]
The top of this new watercourse is two metres higher than the stream it is meant to drain. And, yeah, the trees in the dumpster aren’t too happy about it all, either, […]
Chinook Salmon, Stamp River, Cascadia 17.9.17 A half hour after the skies broke at last with rain.
Sumac turning before its time, in the smoky sun. I’d say she’s done this before.
In a year of stress, everyone, from those ants to the right to the leaf miner that left its trail in this cottonwood leaf, is mining the last pools of spring water […]
My companions thought I was a little silly, but Raven circled back to say hello too, after that. The language of this land is worth learning, even in the smoke!
Salmon Arm, Shuswap Lake That’s 100 years of smoke between Raven and the water.
Yesterday, I mentioned that Naomi Klein’s critique of this past season of storms and fires missed a Cascadian perspective. Here’s one, from Shuswap Lake. Let me decode that. When one is of […]
Drought makes it easier for birds. They need the help. Sucks for stink bugs and lilacs-planted-in-the-wrong-place, though.
Naomi Klein has written a strong, compassionate article about this summer’s fires and hurricanes, and has illustrated it with stunning and heartbreaking photographs. https://theintercept.com/2017/09/09/in-a-summer-of-wildfires-and-hurricanes-my-son-asks-why-is-everything-going-wrong/ Her title suggests that her purpose may have […]