Snow collects where gradients flatten. Stones melt snow. But moss manipulates this effect. It uses the heat of the stone, while providing a flat place for snow to linger, insulated from the […]
Water can pool on near vertical surfaces. If it has a little help. Moss transforming a vertical surface into a series of horizontal ones Bella Vista Hills A lake doesn’t have to […]
Suns and solar flares… Watch where you step!
The wet season is at its peak! Who needs wildflowers when we have leaves, eh.
In the night, it snows, but in the morning … … ta da! The warmth begins.
Rocks are one of the richest grassland environments. They turn bodies of heat into surfaces and surfaces of heat into bodies. They turn winter into spring, spring into summer, and low into […]
Soil. Not soil. 9 years, nothing growing yet. Soil Not soil. Nothing even germinates here. Soil. You find soil where water pools. (Rocks, too.) It is life — a gravitational effect that […]
Rock falls are earth. They power complex communities. Beautifully. They speak of gravity and sun and air, and bring them to life. Soil is what water leaves. Dirt is tillage. It is time […]
One: You will need a poplar tree to drop yellow leaves on the ground. Leave them. Let it rain, freeze, thaw and snow in intervals. Two months later, drop one green leaf on top. […]
In November, in Cascadia, it is springtime, whether you are in the wetlands on an island in the ocean … Oyster Bay, Vancouver Island … or far inland, in the grasslands, where […]