Sure, the picture is not precisely in focus, but what the heck. The bee is the star here. Look at her answer the call of the balsam root. Look at the balsam […]
She’s not very big, but she sure is beautiful! About 12 or 13 mm long, I’d say. The early bees took a beating in the winter, but later pollinators have fared better. […]
The Edge of the World
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.
When There is No Monarch Butterfly Anymore, Improvise
Nine years ago, I spotted a monarch larva on the milkweed up the hill, and even saw a monarch fluttering around. That was the last one. The milkweed continues to bloom, although […]
Wasps at Sea
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 […]
Mourning Cloak Lays Her Eggs
Who said Chinese elms have no place here, eh. It wouldn’t be spring without the mourning cloaks! In the Similkameen they are deep purple, the colour of spring catkins. Here in the […]
The Day the Sky Came Down to Earth
The shallots I planted last July are blooming now, and replacing the lost nodding onions up on the hill. The sky has noticed. Welcome, Sky! These blue beauties were in the mariposa […]
Grey Dress, Silver Cape and Very Cool Shades: Dressing for the Summer Sun
I want eyes like that.
What Colour is a Damselfly Anyway?
Note how the damselfly in the water is tall and full of energy, while the one on the butt of the birch log is weary and weighed down by the weight of […]
Big Game Hunting in the Okanagan
Note the tidy landing gear package, the side saddles and the lovely fur coat! Now, with all that camping gear unfolded just half a second before: Isn’t she a beautiful one!