The understory is not nutrient rich. It fades to pale colours. Cedar Falls What it is, however, is deep. If you want richness, well… Kalamalka Lake … in the sun with the […]
Ah, the cedars of Cedar Falls! Such a beautiful coastal landscape. The rainforest! The great green land! Wondrous. Look again. These are one landscape. That is Cascadia.
The flicker perches in the flame. The damselfly survives the cold of September, extending summer, by perching on a rock that absorbs the flame. Humans hold the flame (of burning flicker trees) […]
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.
When winter approaches, you can just leave. Or, you can leave your old stalks up in the sky to gather the snow. Or to spread seed. Of course, you can also hide […]
There’s music, mathematics, and this: Three things that are one, yet are culturally separate. It is left for poets, I suppose, to bring them together in temporary assemblages, but that seems to […]
At the edge of light and perception, the boundaries of what it is to be human reveal themselves. I don’t mean what it is to be human socially and emotionally. I mean, […]
Nine years ago, I spotted a monarch larva on the milkweed up the hill, and even saw a monarch fluttering around. That was the last one. The milkweed continues to bloom, although […]
The land is beautiful and sacred in these parts. It makes us want to enter it. John Day Painted Hills That’s because we are a migratory, hunting species, that responds both to […]
In a land made by water in the mountains … Moses Coulee … we’ve managed to straighten it out… Pasco … and flatten it out. Pasco The poles of power, representing human […]