Here’s an intriguing balance at work. Meet the staghorn sumac, and its friend the pussy willow. Both of them put hairs on their bodies to stay warm. Both of them have leaves, […]
Ah, the blue leaves of Autumn! Yellow Pond Trail, Big Bar Lake The powdery mildew taking over these stalks, could be called an instance of disease, but since it’s species specific it’s […]
It’s not outside the world. In fact, edges don’t have outsides on our planet, nor insides. They are places of coming together and flow.
Some fine pruning. Look at all the trimming from last year! Love those new shoots and rose hips in the fall, mmmm. Oh, what’s this? Splendid! Guardian of the Big Bar Lake […]
Asters love the woodland and asters love the shore. Here’s some in the pine grass. What asters really love at this time of year is a bit of shade. Long after the […]
When spruce, rose and reeds meet on the shore, three different edges merge. Lightning By Any Other Name To the spruce, the edge of the lake is the edge of wet earth. […]
Wasps aren’t just creatures of the air. They ride the waters like sailboats. And what waters! They last a day, then the sun takes them away. But in the meantime, the wasps […]
Look at the insect footprints surrounding this wasp, which is making some of its own, then notice how many there are in all. Some from wasps. Some from others who need mud. […]
A syilx friend has pointed out that every plant grows in relationship with another, and these relationships lead to antidotes and other companion uses. So, rock, brittle prickly pear, and desert parsley […]
One of my neighbours up the hill built a house a couple months back. Garden is in already!