The time for playing in the woods is over. So many powerful dreams end with the wonder and practical reality of the frost. But then a new door opens. One becomes attuned […]
It’s fascinating, really. Water bends along lines of contact, changing angles of light, and otherwise stretches out in flat planes. The same world is available to be seen under water, yet is […]
At first, it appears that all the dawn light is in the sky. But it is also in the mist that rises off the water. Look at how pink it is! The […]
A week ago at Big Bar Lake, winter began. The whole sky flew straight up. And then only quiet was left. Let’s call that readiness.
Wasps aren’t just creatures of the air. They ride the waters like sailboats. And what waters! They last a day, then the sun takes them away. But in the meantime, the wasps […]
Energy building in the sky. Seven hours later, a bolt of lightning arced from the earth to meet it. It’s not so unusual. It happens all the time, in many forms.
As the sun nears the horizon, the grassland reveals itself. Note the shift of colours towards red. That’s largely because cheatgrass, which has now gone to seed, dominates for a few weeks, […]
The light received by a tree is the sum total of all its unshaded surfaces. Even shaded leaves receive light, although they operate at far lower intensities. Chinese Elm Shows the Way […]
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 … … […]
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 […]