Today, sober reflection. Tomorrow, a celebration. Kind of a small difference, eh. When the 5,000-year-old rattlesnake den on the hill was blasted away to make room for the luxury view homes the […]
Floats and everything. Human creativity is often only an act of environmental-belonging, like a grouse hiding its chicks in grass. It is the act of using the eyes as fingers for the […]
A living skin, however, is what the climate of the grasslands east of the coastal stratovolcanoes calls for. Anything else is quite the ongoing struggle. Whew. Save your back, eh!
In Vernon, trees planted fifty years ago are getting to be old growth now. Perfect to settle into. There’s Mom in back. And here’s the nest that Robin built when he heard […]
At the time of year when the first flowers sport stinkbugs … … and the aspens put out their first leaves, untouched yet by leaf-ming worms… … and cedar bugs frisk about […]
In the spring fog, the bunchgrass reveals its technological secrets. It catches water from the air, which is pretty beautiful, for sure. Lots of water, too. If you walk through this stuff, […]
The river, we saw, flows to the sea. The N’chi’wan’a (Hanford Reach) That’s the Grasslands of Setah Creek smoking up the air. That’s rather disingenuous. A river is a flow. This is […]
Well, let’s get right to the heart of it, this is the mind of the wilderness. Big Bar Lake Wetland Even in the dry grasslands, everything comes to water and everything leaves from […]
Thick water, on the verge of freezing, will do just fine. Hyper-cooled water: an untapped resource.
It would be nice to think of water soaking into the soil, and all that ground below us being recharged with rain and draining down to the lake and cycling around. The […]