Look at this stag horn sumac, hairy as all get out… hairy through the winter to reflect the winter sun and prevent scald and drying out … …and hairy in the […]
Outliers in a Web of Interwoven Worlds
The arrow-leafed balsam root is a great world for crab spiders, wasps, flies and bees, and blooms across the hills in the spring, one of the few native plants that can resist […]
Self-Planting Regime, No Shovel Required!
Where water collects, so does the wind. That means, that elm seeds can collect in the dry season where water will collect later, without using water to do so. Footprints are also […]
What’s for Lunch Today? A Menu for the Deer in Your Life
Flowers for lunch? Not on your life. Grass maybe? Don’t be silly. A guy needs some sweet loving. Alfalfa, it is. Until Harold’s peppers are ready. Everyone knows that, right? ~ […]
In the Okanagan, the Pineapples are Ripe When the Snow Flies
Well, pineapple weed! All that cottonwood snow makes it hard to harvest! Or so it seems, but look! The pineapples are above the snow!
Do It Yourself Totem Pole in the North Okanagan
If you plant it, they will come. The mid-morning bird gets the worm, but does he fly back to the nest with it, puff, puff, puff? No, he does not. He makes […]
Where the Future of Writing Lives
This English, eh. What a talkie! Bush What a funny word. Bushy Ha ha ha. Hey, imagine a language that doesn’t write human perceptions, but combs the world for connections in the […]
How the World Reacts to a Human Lack of Peripheral Vision
So, since it’s kind of hard to get a handle on how a human thinks when one is a human thinking, which is like asking a vacuum cleaner how it sucks while […]
Enslaving the Earth Through Reading
A book is a portable device for storing and sharing information, using multiple screens viewed in sequence to lead its readers through narratives of time. If there is no narrative of time, […]
What If We Stopped Reading Books?
What if we read the Earth instead? Not to collect it or sample it or catalogue or analyze it or fit it into a narrative we already know, but to read it. […]