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 […]
Travellers coming through today on their way to the Arctic, heads held high. Restaurant open for service. All is well.
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 […]
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. […]
Sunrise? No, Lakerise!
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
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. […]
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 […]