A very good question was asked about my neighbourhood: Priest Valley from the Bella Vista Hills My house is hidden by the slope on the right. Or, if not a question, […]
There is an ancient trail that comes in from spaxmən (Douglas Lake), crosses kɬúsx̌nítkw (Okanagan Lake) below, on the lower left … … and enters a tongue of land called “The Commonage”. The trail […]
Sympathetic magic is a complex term for a simple phenomena: in pre-Enlightenment culture, the power of objects was believed to derive from similarities between them; knowledge of these similarities, and the ordering […]
Or at least it should. A few days ago, I showed you what the practice of grazing cattle on grassland slopes has done to the earth. Here’s an image of a destroyed […]
The above image shows what lives here: ponderosa pine, a thick ground cover of lichens and mosses, saskatoon bushes, giant rye grass, bluebunch wheatgrass, hawthorns, chokecherries, and mule deer. That works well. […]
I discovered the spirit of the Okanagan a week and a half ago, peering slyly out of the hills … … and promised to go and have a closer look. Today was […]
Not all appearances are deceiving!
She uses gravity to walk through time and to lift up what is low and bring it to the sky. This is what time looks like.
In my country, human consciousness is created when human animals engage in the weaving of the earth together with its spiritual stories. They are often recorded in the land, waiting to be […]
As you walk through the Commonage in the North Okanagan Valley, the spirits of the land rise and fall and shift around you in waves, sometimes high in the sky … sometimes […]