For years I have tried to make an image of a kingfisher from the shore willows of lakes in the mountains, only to have them fly away laughing, as they disappeared between […]
Inland from the Pacific, on the west coast of Cascadia, the Salish Sea fills the glacially-carved mountain valley system between Vancouver Island and the older island chains lifted into the sky in […]
Imagine if you could regulate heat loss and roof melting simply by switching from a flat roof to a roof covered in river rock, or a lightweight approximation of it. The insulating […]
Here we are on the surface of the Yellowstone Plume, the newest part of my country, Cascadia. These are the Mammoth Hot Springs. It’s hot there, and exquisite. And stunning. It’s all […]
In a trickle of water among the ferns among the roots of a red cedar tree high above San Josef Bay, … a tiny salmon lives out its first year, hunting insects […]
Chinook Salmon, Stamp River, Cascadia 17.9.17 A half hour after the skies broke at last with rain.
Yesterday, I mentioned that Naomi Klein’s critique of this past season of storms and fires missed a Cascadian perspective. Here’s one, from Shuswap Lake. Let me decode that. When one is of […]
Naomi Klein has written a strong, compassionate article about this summer’s fires and hurricanes, and has illustrated it with stunning and heartbreaking photographs. https://theintercept.com/2017/09/09/in-a-summer-of-wildfires-and-hurricanes-my-son-asks-why-is-everything-going-wrong/ Her title suggests that her purpose may have […]
The most beautiful fliers prosper in the dying land. As we approach zero, we are born from it again.
This is not an image of mountains, not of what rises or mounts, but what held against the ice that cut all else away. The Coast Mountains The ice is now air. […]