The land is beautiful and sacred in these parts. It makes us want to enter it. John Day Painted Hills That’s because we are a migratory, hunting species, that responds both to […]
When Harvest Fills the Seasons
Look at the beautiful colours here, with wild rose and choke cherry and knapweed. These fruits are acidic and dry-to-the-taste. Only winter freezing sweetens them. In other words, in January they are […]
Wasps at Sea
Wasps aren’t just creatures of the air. They ride the waters like sailboats. And what waters! They last a day, then the sun takes them away. But in the meantime, the wasps […]
Our Children Have the Right to Be Raised by a Living Environment
Abstraction can be our enemy. Even concrete is better for the planet… … than this stuff. Nothing Growing in this Abandoned Pile of “Composted” mulch Every dandelion knows that. Conservation of water […]
Green Summer Lightning
Energy building in the sky. Seven hours later, a bolt of lightning arced from the earth to meet it. It’s not so unusual. It happens all the time, in many forms.
What a Great Year for Bees!
Look what they’d done to the road cut above the hill. They’ve absolutely tilled it, digging nests. I my eight years walking this hill, I’ve never seen anything like it. Go, team! […]
Hatchet Job on the Columbia River
Here is Tsagaglalal, or “She Who Watches”, in her natural habitat. Bobcat This is a bunch of folks climbing on the natural habitat of some of her friends. It’s like standing on […]
After the Mountains are Levelled, What Then?
In a land made by water in the mountains … Moses Coulee … we’ve managed to straighten it out… Pasco … and flatten it out. Pasco The poles of power, representing human […]
Images of a Dramatic Science at Work and Play in Cascadia
On the principle that a science that creates linkages based on the replicable observation of an individual observer (a fine principle)… Spillyay at Work, Columbia Gorge … leads to individual observers and […]
Towards a Dramatic Science
I rather hope for writing and science that appears like this broken cliff at the southern end of Venables Valley Road in the Thompson. There is narrative here, and multi-dimensional placement in […]