Oh, hello. It’s a thing. With legs like hers (she is, let’s say, about 7 centimetres from tip to tip ), you can jump from twig to twig, in three dimensional space. […]
Some things are sobering. Here’s a cold frame (a glassed-in seedbed, for early growing) from 1978, updated for the new Okanagan in the age of vineyardization. Before 1978, this was an orchard, […]
Our little herd of nine does had two fawns last year. The coyotes got one last week. This doe is now being very protective. It’s hard, though. Forage is reduced by overgrazing, the […]
The sun rises. It draws the night fog off of Okanagan Lake. It’s early and 18 Below Zero. The gulls sleep on. The gulls that seem to have erupted from the lake. […]
A year ago, I showed these berries. This year, I tasted them. They taste like this: You can be the wasp, if you like, but it’s really standing in for a bear. […]
It is the time of the year when the sun ripens. Whether it is smooth sumac… … sedums storing sunlight during the day to eat it at night … … wild gooseberry […]
This is one of a series of posts about how to maintain a local landscape in the face of technological pressure. In this case, both the primary observation (all land and landscape […]
I’ve watched loons intimately for 25 years, and I just noticed a couple of splendid bits of camouflage for the first time. The light was right. First, the tail. Not only does […]
Somebody loves snow buckwheat. Best not to plant lavender in its place, don’t you think?
Don’t be so sure! I mean, when there are hungry sharp-shinned hawks around, a squirrel’s gotta do what a squirrel’s gotta do, eh.