The abandoned gravel pit. Note the erosion. Note how the rock is sorted down slope around a nascent stream channel. The clays have settled out of the water below where the land […]
When is an invasive species not, well, an invasive species? Chinese Elm Fooling Around With Light and Shadow Because it Can I mean, a really invasive species, with a kazillion seeds that […]
The light received by a tree is the sum total of all its unshaded surfaces. Even shaded leaves receive light, although they operate at far lower intensities. Chinese Elm Shows the Way […]
Prep work for making a house desirable to a prospective (but as-yet-unfound) new owner. Vernon Does that work for you? If so, welcome to one possible future.
The bird that builds the nest builds it in the shape of its body, remembering the nest, and the egg, it comes from. Every moment with the earth is an […]
Want to see something cool? First it rains, musically… Chinese Elm in the Early Spring Rain … and then … … ta da!
This is the rain. This is the light. This is farming: All images from Okanagan Landing, British Columbia.
There is a point of balance in the universe. It is present an infinite number of times, but it is the same point each time. Today, this chinese elm found it, or […]
In my last post, I spoke about the Old Norse concept of a tun, a farm yard constructed at the intersection of social and physical earths. I argued that tuns created the […]
Writing literature in the contemporary world is largely about reflecting on, amplifying and extending the traditions of literature. Mostly, these traditions are interpreted as the stories of individual consciousness. Those are all […]