All last year, I watched this house go up. No expense was spared. Now, a year after breaking ground, the shrubberies are going in. Notice their compost mandalas! Nice, eh! The gravel […]
The Earth, as a landscape architect sees it. A landscape architect enjoying the view. What is of no interest. He puts his back to it.
In early June, I showed you a picture of Pan, as he has showed up in the North Okanagan. There are other images. Here’s the link. Well, look at him now! Now […]
So, plucking the haws, that’s the easy part. But they’re freaking ornamental haws, right, and they have weird stem bits. And even without stem things they’re too, gasp, cough cough, wheeze, big. […]
The first wave of colonization in the Okanagan Valley saw Canadian, British and Belgian entrepreneurs parachuting into the valley to create a series of fruiting gardens and their service towns, integrating European […]
We all need a place to live. In the world of creativity, there’s a place for everyone. If not, you can make one out of stuff lying around. Bridge and highway material […]
I’ve wondered about this “nature” thing for years. What on earth is it? This? Is this nature? Can’t be. It’s a language. Or, hey, is it that nature is a language? Is […]
A clutch of a dozen quail eggs hatched this morning, and I surprised the chicks and their parents at the bottom of some rocks put in to eliminate life from a small […]
Prep work for making a house desirable to a prospective (but as-yet-unfound) new owner. Vernon Does that work for you? If so, welcome to one possible future.
Thanks for Sundays!