The sun was too bright to look at, even in 90% eclipse today, but I got a couple images for you. First, a peach in my garden taken at full eclipse, against the sun, with some peach leaves for a filter. Look at how strong the shadows are and how crisp the edges!
Second, a leafhopper walking across the uneclipsed crescent of the sun, totally unfazed, through a pinhole projector made of a sheet of tinfoil, casting an image on a sheet of paper.
If you’re going to see an eclipse, earth’s the place for it, I say.
Posted in Nature Photography, Light, Sun, Spirit, Gaia |
Tagged eclipse, Gaia, garden, leafhopper, Nature Photography, Okanagan, Peach |
The Snow Buckwheat Country:
All at Once
The Grass Country:
It’s not indigenous if it isn’t expressing the energies of the land.
The energies are there for all to read, all together or one at a time.
Posted in First Peoples, Gaia, Grasslands, Indigenous Farming, Light, Nature Photography, Other People, Spirit |
Tagged beauty, bunchgrass, damsel fly, grassland, indigenous culture, insects, ladybug, land claims, Nature Photography, Snow Buckwheat, Summer, wasp killer |
This is not an image of mountains, not of what rises or mounts, but what held against the ice that cut all else away.
The Coast Mountains
The ice is now air. Humans, bears, martins, squirrels, eagles and bobcats, to name a few, pass through it: the people of the ice. Nice.
The rattles of summer!
Westron Wind, when wilt thou blow, the small rain down can rain.
They are still being born.
They are countless and perfect.
Born from suns themselves.
At home in the complex interstellar environment.
And now they are leaving home.
Soon they will drift on the interstellar winds.
Through solar flares.
… and star clusters of all kinds.
It is the season for floating to the far corners of the universe.
… and beginning again.
The universe doesn’t extend.
It deepens and curves.
Look at the yellow dock gone to seed.
Look at a mule deer plant it in the sun.
There is balance in beauty and beauty in balance.
Everything leaves its trace.
Posted in Gaia, Grasslands, invasive species, Nature Photography, Water |
Tagged beauty, mule deer, Nature Photography, Okanagan, Sun, tracking, Weeds, yellow dock |
One image three times…
… that’s the way it is on this planet. That’s the way it is.
Posted in Gaia, Nature Photography, Water |
Tagged drought, Earth, Gaia, heat, Nature Photography, Okanagan, planet, Summer, time travel, water, yellow jacket |
While making arrangements for my father’s funeral a week ago, I walked down at dawn to the mouth of Simm’s Creek, on Eastern Vancouver Island. No, this is not rain.
Four years from now, with some incredible luck, this plucky little salmon will be coming home.
Others like it will be returning to the fire forests (note the smoke) over the mountains to the east. Fire, water and fish: it is enough.
Posted in Nature Photography, Water |
Tagged beauty, Campbell River, Coast Mountains, Dawn, Discovery Passage, mountains, Nature Photography, Salish Sea, salmon, Simm's Creek, Vancouver Island |
What starts out cool and soft and evaporating out of stone …
… leaves stone behind, warm and hard and singing in the wind.
These are the mysteries.
She doesn’t know spring, summer or fall, drought or rain. She just knows the flow within twigs.
Her connection with the earth is that sure and self-contained.