What is “behind”? What is the “back country”? What is it back of? What is it behind? “Behind the valley” perhaps? The View from Central on the Keremeous River But that doesn’t […]
Grass evolved to thrive in hot fire landscapes. Given that human activity has increased heat and fire … … across the planet … … shouldn’t we stop mowing grass and … … […]
Even a monocultural vineyard, blasted with weedkillers, bordered with invasive weeds, and mowed down to a desert to produce a recreational drug… … and even an invasive weed like salsify, spreading across […]
This flow… … is mapped as “The Okanogan River.” It is a colonial term, yet certainly not the most egregious. I live near the top of its headwaters. Head of the Lake […]
It’s a beautiful book. Designed, by the looks of it, to be sold as a gift shop memento, Victorian perhaps. Note the trompe d’oeil of the bug on the cover, which takes […]
One of my neighbours up the hill built a house a couple months back. Garden is in already!
Sadly, one flicker can’t say the same.
The process of spreading pollen among pine trees when the wind isn’t blowing is simple but energy intensive. Now, can you imagine having that kind of power? (He asks, as the […]
Climate change, eh. Here at McLaughlin’s Canyon on the Old Trail to the North, the water that undercut the canyon wall is long gone, as is the fire that took the firs […]
The double-flowered plum my father planted to give away to friends has found a home here, while he has gone to sea forever. After two years, she has a visitor! I like […]