Home again! It’s the tree swallows, hungry and flying high. Just back yesterday after a long journey. They nest in the trees that thread through the shadows, but live in the […]
Time to put the bird-watching book aside and write a dragon-watching book, I think!
When the weather is cool, spring is what you make of it. The red oregon grape leaves among the poison ivy berries I found growing along Kalamalka Lake, are attracting warm light, […]
I just thought you ought to know.The sagebrush buttercups are here. Snow, you scare no one no more. Not the prickly pears. Not the moss. Not the grass. The sun is back.
Fools call these moons asian pears and eat them before they are ripe. She was once the golden sun of September. Now she is ripe and oozing mysterious sugar. This is fruit for the […]
These drainage waves were formed 10,000 years ago when a lake as large as a sea filling the valley below my house drained in half a day. They are still catching sun […]
This is not a metaphor. It is a projection. Across 135,000,000 kilometres of travel through emptiness, the sun reforms. The earth focusses it. Call that fire, that ancient word for coals: red. Call […]
This is water. It is called Okanagan Lake. In Icelandic, where indigenous European language survives, it is a vatn, specifically a space of free water. Of that, it is a special form, […]
Things are just what they seem. Like dreams, the act of looking into water has no words. And it can’t be given any, except the simplest ones: blue, log, deep, water, light, wet, […]
Imagine, you put your heart here for a time. Then you walk here across the grass and leave your mind. Perhaps it will meet a bear later. Then you walk further into the […]