Agriculture

Yellow Bells Arrive

Once an important food crop, yellow bells are now rare, yet continue to mark the exchange of water and heat in the soil and to mark what is still possible for renewal and the reversal of the climate change caused by private property rights, privatized water, cattle ranching and other 19th century artifacts.

 

The Earth is not just a blank place to fit a built environment, but a place of physical and spiritual exchange and transformation.

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  1. “Yellow bells” ! A gift to the spirit; to the eye. How fortunate we are! Each early spring these delights dot the landscape of the Okanagan/ Okanogan. Praise floods my mind.

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  2. I had to do some figurative digging to find out what I guessed: lily family. “The species name “pudica” means bashful in Latin, and refers to the nodding appearance of the flowers.” The earliest flower here (Bulkley Valley) may be coltsfoot?

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    • Sorry for the wild lily chase! Our earliest was the sagebrush buttercup and desert parsley a week back, but these are nice little lilies, aren’t they!

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