I made this image of the sagebrush buttercups to show a friend how they run in lines off underground stems, but then I noticed something else. It’s faint, but can you see […]
Go, Garlic, Go!
It’s a happy time in the garden. Garlic is 15 centimetres high. Leaves did their job. How great is that, eh! And, yeah, there’s lots of it. Go, garlic , go!
It’s Either Wine or Sunflowers, Eh
The expanding social competition among vintners to be super-elite seems to be at blame. This will be one of the few balsam roots you’ll see this year above Okanagan Landing, some 5,000 […]
The Watcher of the Similkameen
Everyone in the Central Similkameen sees this watcher watching them from the eagle cliffs. Colonial Culture Calls it Daly Mountain. How long before we no longer remember that? When we were in […]
Sumac and Red Dogwood
What a pair, where the grass and the water meet! Gintys Pond, Cawston, Similkameen Valley
Thirty-Nine Years After the Flood
Two years after the fire: When you stand there in the Similkameen, you experience both at once. They are, essentially, the same event.
Alders in the Spring
Last year’s snow bent the branches down. This year’s spring power’s through on the work of last year’s summer. This is that special time of the year, when the old year and […]
Great Two Headed Cliff
For 12,000 years these cliffs west of Keremeos have been revealing their faces like this, and then weathering and retreating from view. This is the newest chapter in this old story. This […]
Life and Death and Cottonwoods on the Similkameen River
Rivers flood. It’s one of the things they do. They’re pretty good at it. The Similkameen River, with a minimum flow of 65 cubic feet per second at Nighthawk, an average flow […]
The Clouds Pass Overhead and Underfoot
The Similkameen River flows beneath the northern wall of the Cascades. The Similkameen Looking South from Keremeos Creek Mouth It is not just a flow of water. The gravel of its bed […]