Bit of a thing, it is. The City of Vernon wants to thrash milfoil… … in the lake, because it’s a nasty invasive plant that does a lot of bad things to […]
Travel Restrictions Removed in the North Okanagan
Travellers coming through today on their way to the Arctic, heads held high. Restaurant open for service. All is well.
What is this Red Stuff in the Lake?
This is the shore of Okanagan Lake in Vernon. I’ve never seen it this colour before. It doesn’t look good, though. Normally, it’s the colour of ground-up granite, which around here is […]
Surf’s Up in Vernon!
Really. Big breakers today. Sailboat getting into trouble in Canim Bay. Not that the surfers aren’t glad. Whoo ha! Here’s one showing us her technique! See that? It’s not that ducks swim. […]
What Time is It in the Okanagan?
Sunrise? No, Lakerise!
Murdering Geese for Tourists. It’s What We Do.
These geese. Come June, they will be herded with kayaks, put on a truck, killed, and dumped in the landfill. These geese: On a beach that has silted in with road sand […]
Settlers on the Beach
Every winter, Okanagan Lake piles up leaves, wood, reeds, weeds, shells and feathers on the shore, high and low, bringing life to the dead strand line, building a forest. Every spring, the […]
The Mingling Rivers of Life
Spring doesn’t come all at once. As this ravine in Vernon shows… “Spring” is the wrong concept entirely. Experience has to be selectively read in order for the concept to fit at all. […]
Flood Prevention Starts By Planting a Tree
So, about a metre of snow has fallen in the last two weeks, with about half of that remaining. The rest melted or evaporated. It does that here, in this dry climate. […]
The Beach at Dusk
After the bold statement, the exploration. Canada is a colony and its poetry, science, transportation structures and administration are colonial. OK, that’s the statement. Now for the niggly bits. They concern themselves […]