Not everything is about settler culture… … and its failures… A Canadian Outpost in Vernon, Cascadia … and all cultures hold an indigenous heart. Any Celt Knows What to Do Among the […]
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.
It’s not prickly, or anything, like a porcupine, but it does catch the light like their quills do. See? First the grass: And now the porcupine: Well, yeah, he’s shy, but that’s […]
Ah, the blue leaves of Autumn! Yellow Pond Trail, Big Bar Lake The powdery mildew taking over these stalks, could be called an instance of disease, but since it’s species specific it’s […]
This is the forest. This is the way the forests were 200 years ago. Welcome to the Savannas of the Marble Mountain Eskers.
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 […]
Some fine pruning. Look at all the trimming from last year! Love those new shoots and rose hips in the fall, mmmm. Oh, what’s this? Splendid! Guardian of the Big Bar Lake […]
Porcupine grass teaches us that it doesn’t exactly grow up. Instead, it use the wind to shift “up” through over 180°. What’s more, long after the grass has stopped eating the sun, […]
Look at the thules glow in the late season sun! No wonder summer houses were built out of this watery reed: watery coolness in the summer heat; heat as the fall drops […]