The blue sky? The yellow bird? The green pine?
Female American Goldfinch in a Lodgepole Pine the Beetles Missed
Big Bar Lake
Hardly. Those are properties of human sight, and of American Goldfinch sight as well. We are creatures of the earth, on Earth. Should we ever leave Earth, we will still see with the earth’s eyes. What does that mean, to see with the Earth’s eyes? Ah, this, I think:
Pond and Aspen, Big Bar Lake
Because of the earth-based properties of human sight, the nature of the universe can be worked out in terms of colour just as powerfully as it can in terms of logical processes. Both are science, which is nothing more nor less than the creation of knowledge out of experience. There’s nothing in that that says that the knowledge created has to take the form of a set of universal laws, or that the creation of a vast intellectual pattern superseding physical perception is the only way of thinking. That’s only a cultural bias.
The World Turning Blue Late in the Day, Big Bar Lake
Photographers and painters have known this for a long time. Now that culture has gone visual, writers are freed from texts and can start sculpting the world again.
Walking on the Big Bar Eskers
This is our book now. What an exciting time to be alive. That’s the observation. Now, to publish in that space.