The neighbourhood flicker is a handsome bird. And always watchful. We love our flicker! Especially in the orange light that breaks through the car exhaust that is the latest idea for this old […]
Is it the Dirty Laundry Winery? No. That’s actually a little bit of colonial Canadian culture using the Okanagan to market Canada to itself by romanticizing prostitution. That’s easy. No, no, I mean […]
Water has a surface tension. It divides light into bands of energy. It keeps some and sends more away, but not evenly. So does mullein. In mullein’s case, it covers its pulpy, […]
Well, this is new weather for me. But I love it. Iridescent Clouds, December 3, 2017, 16:15, Looking West over Okanagan Lake Here is the big picture. Snow in the sky! Great […]
Downtown Coldstream, on the valley bottom north of Kalamalka Lake, is the hole in the centre of this map of clouds. The ribbed clouds below it are the eastern edge of its […]
Ah, the ripening grass of Autumn. Yes, but this winter will be a hunger winter. Most awns and glumes are empty of seed. They look find, but the vast majority are empty. […]
Those of us who talk about grasslands, talk about their rounded curves a lot. Hey, Glaciers, thanks for that. This is a land held in tension against wind and light, using opposition […]
It is time for all of us to put down what we are doing and walk out into the grass as she dances to the language of the universe passing through the […]
Here in the depressurized zone east of the Coast Mountains, they will soon be absorbed back into the air. They have only alighted for a moment on these cottonwoods, like birds.
Even in the Okanagan Valley, it dawns water, not light. Rattlesnake Island and Squally Point, looking south. That’s what these deep troughs are for.