Under the snow, it’s spring. Under stone, it’s the same. Where the sun intensifies and molten water collects, it’s spring. This is when the rock is mined for nutrients that feed the […]
I think weeds get a bad rap. I’ve never seen native plants pull this off. Beautiful, really. Enough to inspire for an entire year. Even invasive weeds, like knapweed. Maybe it’s not […]
Just a little gardening report from the Okanagan. Brussels sprouts hanging in there. Quite well, really. Parsley looking good. Wow, it never looked so good! Spring onions? Nice. Hawthorn whistling for the […]
Find a friend (doing this alone is no fun)… …raise your head … …find just the right moment, wait for it, wait for it… … ignore impatient looks… … then lower your […]
Snow everywhere, right? Whew! Actually no. Around 20% of the land has no snow at all. There’s a whole world down there! Here’s the entrance to a weasel’s den. Here’s the sun […]
All the water and balance we need is here.
The air is colder than the earth. The sun burns right through it, yet does not touch its cold. But that sun is caught by the earth, and all my beautiful […]
When trees are sacred, the earth doesn’t turn into a desert. And birds come, too, out of the air.
There is a tree that determines the home range of a people. This is the North Plateau Ponderosa Pine, known in Latin as pinus ponderosa Douglas ex C. Lawson. Wherever this tree […]
Here’s how the American and Canadian governments think about the border that cuts our valley in two: Oroville-Osoyoos Border Crossing, Highway 97 It is, as you can see, pretty hard to tell […]