This is the Head of the Lake. Really, it is the “head” of the “lake”. That’s not a metaphor. It’s a sacred place. People with bulldozers have tattooed it a bit, so that people from Canada can build large view homes here. On the lake’s head!
Below are the Monashee Mountains, with Bull Nose sticking up mid-image and a sacred Cougar to the left, along the ancient trail from the Fraser River to the Columbia. There are at least six old village sites down there along the trail.
Here it is, with houses built for Canadians, so they can have a view of Nature.
When there is talk of Nature in Canada, it is talk of power and its assertion in fiction, Canada’s one revered literary form.