There’s something about chemical agriculture that is so pervasively attractive to the modern mind that it looks for its cultural properties even in organic farming methods. A sustainable organic farming method balances […]
Some winters, Canim Bay freezes. This is one of those winters. A desire for social distance has increased the number of skating rinks, though. Everyone together apart!
The human eye is gifted at reading scenes in colour, like the pool of water and ice in the snow below. Such blues and purples, it tells us! Such golds and dazzling […]
Bunchgrass writes on grass in a couple of ways. First, by providing shelter to the small people and encouraging them to write their stories. An, second, by listening to the wind. And […]
Really. Look at it hanging there at the level of the mountaintops, and no more. Boiling off, really!
When warmer water strikes in colder air, it brings objects to life, by bringing it across a boundary of energy into a new state. It does so by moving the boundary. Rain […]
No geese in the sagebrush. No geese in the vineyard jungle. Little light, anywhere, but in the tomato field, geese, huddling to stay warm, eating by reaching forward with their long necks, […]
In 1951, there was a move to brand British Columbia, that wandering northern chunk of Cascadia, as “Totem-Land.” Maybe it was a cunning move: to get everyone interested in Indigenous family trees […]
Start with a grassland, maintained in a state of ecological diversity by human care for 5,000 years… …and under human use for 12,000 years. A productive grassland. Then add cattle. Hungry cattle. […]
Well, deer. Here’s what all that looked like a few days after the fire 9 1/2 years ago. The image below shows that fire retardant stopped the fire. Note the red chemical […]