The choke cherries, those that remain from July’s crop, are softening, ripening and turning sweet with the cold. That is the work of temperature, bacteria and yeast. Look, more closely, though: Is […]
Choke cherries have long been used to heal respiratory ailments, by drying inflamed tissues. One might as well say that in the fall, choke cherry goes black, with black leaves, black fruit […]
The name’s inadequate: Choke Cherry. Wild cherry. And “cherry”? Etymologically it might be from a lost language in Asia Minor. But, really, come on, it is a vocalization of the movement you […]
Here’s the Vineyard at the Rise, frozen with grapes on the vine. And here is the picking team. And the administration… I’m all for feeding the birds, but it would have been […]
A deer has been eating my plums. I didn’t think to get out there with a tape measure to get an exact measurement. I was too busy shooing her away. But it […]
They just don’t see in colour. Darkness, what’s it to them? What’s it to us? Everything? Do we look into the light to see its boundary with darkness? Plants react to […]
The pleasures of winter are born in spring and harvested in Autumn. Then comes memory, and then the old year again in a new form. Choke Cherries in September, Big Bar Lake […]
Choke cherry. Starry False Solomon’s Seal. Only one is a tree.
Some people just can’t help gardening. Take the local porcupines, for instance. They love to chaw down on the pile of cull apples a farmer dumps at the top part of his property, […]
Well met on the coyote trail. (It’s a big pic, just click it.) The world we share… Fruit for us, bark for her.