This blog started in 2011 as a research tool for writing about the environment of the Intermontane Grasslands of Cascadia, especially in terms of demonstrating the power of the landscape to harvest, […]
So, the climate is changing. Time to up our game. We could buy some sunflowers, each the same as its sister, and continue to have neat rows of flowers. Each the same. […]
Just ask this Western Tanager, negotiating a perch without being hassled by a man in a kayak with a camera. Sheesh. No, seriously. Rebecca Solnit says so in her new book: See? […]
The best intentions don’t always lead to the best results. Placing a vineyard or orchard next to a wild environment so that both farmed and non-farmed environments can exist and the farm […]
Very small, really. But, yes, us. That’s the important thing.
It’s like a Cessna and a Boeing competing for the same landing space! But in the end, it’s all sorted. You might not like the look of twigs, though. That’s ok.
Look at the great food chief bursting in fountains out of the Earth. And remember, it does not all happen right now. This is just a stage. Last year̓’s fruit has brought […]
This is about as dense as they get. It’s beautiful, but why? What does this do? Or, what limitation creates it?
The bees that will pollinate the Nootka rose in the background here can only do so because of the willow in the foreground. Every year is a journey that starts with willow […]
A little bit of snow, at 13 Below. Just another winter day in the Similkameen. Spring is on the way!