Let us compare rocks. Here’s a dry basalt flow at Chasm. The river that cut through it is gone. Painted Chasm Here’s a rock halfway across the mountains, above the Fraser Fault. […]
The lake moves around. One kind of wisdom would say it is from changes in temperature and pressure. Sunrise, for instance. The sun sure does amplify the lake.. But is it the […]
Very slowly, and with great drama and beauty, the atmosphere breaks bedrock to bits. Why are we not farming the air? It is doing this everywhere, with a bit of help from […]
It’s fun to go out and read the weather by looking down, too. It gives a longer term view. For instance, the really poor shape of the early season cheat grass below […]
We could look at the world from within the world. There are the scales, or shells, of willows, that open into the light, but there is also the space they open into. […]
Here in the depressurized zone east of the Coast Mountains, they will soon be absorbed back into the air. They have only alighted for a moment on these cottonwoods, like birds.
These are clouds. Just a bit of Okanagan bedrock, yes, but, yes, clods , or clouds. Here are some more clouds, or clods, clots and thickenings. Just a few clouds torn by […]
I want to draw a correspondence today between leaves and soil. I think it’s pretty cool. First, here are some leaves doing just fine without soil. Welcome to mullein. When it finishes […]
Here’s some soil: It’s a series of shelters, which capture water, minerals and heat, and amplify the conditions for light and seed germination, in the warm area in the first millimetres above the […]
As the eclipse ended tonight, I saw the evening skies over the open Pacific off of Vancouver Island, way up there. What a beautiful storm!