In just the way the balsam roots open… … they find the openings made by deer, and I find them. Just as the siya? opens as clusters of flowers, long enough to […]
A bee… A Tiny and Courageous Bee A crab spider blending in… Crab Spider in the Central Balsam Root Bloom The hunt is on.
Sure, the snow was here two days ago, but, pshaw. It’s salad time. Some desert parsley, maybe? Or some balsam root shoots, when they’re tender and sweet, before they get their throat lozenge […]
Human spring. Bella Vista Spring. Human spring. Bumblebee Spring. Human Spring. Coyote’s Front Yard Spring. Human Spring. Okanagan Lake Spring. Dynamite Spring. Deer Trail Spring. Grassland spring. Only one is called progress, […]
Thatch and sod grass rising.Bunchgrass rising. Water bunch grassing. Sky bunch grassing. Lichen following the gaps between the bonds of water (which are part of water.) Balsam root lichening (in […]
The balsam roots are tossing in the wind.This grassland is on a hill because it is created by hills. Wind and water never stop moving there, powered by the turning of the […]
When the vikings came to Iceland in the 10th Century, the place was rich with birch, willow and mountain ash forests. Eventually they burnt them all — to stay warm, to cook […]
Human engineering rearranges landscapes to make water flow. This is a curious thing when a landscape is renowned for being short of water. Since the human carrying capacity of the Okanagan has […]