Two important issues are getting airtime on CBC Radio these days. For those of you who don’t know Canada, the CBC (the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation) represents the federal and royal governments of […]
Three months ago, I was digging a deep hole for the greenhouse foundation. Now look at it! We’re getting there, eh! Garden boxes built, garden terrace built, greenhouse ramp and floor built, […]
The Earth, as a landscape architect sees it. A landscape architect enjoying the view. What is of no interest. He puts his back to it.
If you plant a maple tree in the Okanagan Valley, pretty soon the place starts to look like Canada. And if you plant a bunch of other colourful things, it looks like […]
Three weeks of work lead to a rush to get the garden built before the snow, eh. Here I am yesterday afternoon. The old garden beds are in the bags, waiting to […]
This is the time of year when the grass only intermittently catches the light. Its ability, however, to combine visual and emotional parts of the observing human mind, is wondrous. These effects […]
Look at the filberts in my garden, hanging out their catkins. For them, the great push has begun. This is their springing up, their spring. And here on the hill is the […]
It would be easier to plant grass. The last garden boxes lasted seven years. Time for a refit!
I had an unusual start in life. When the sky got like this at this time of year (and even darker at solstice), I was out pruning fruit trees, like this apple […]
The twisted, reaching trees… … from whom we learned our bodies … … reflect in the water, just as we reflect in them. And there in the mind and all the deep […]