This is the time of year when the grass only intermittently catches the light. Its ability, however, to combine visual and emotional parts of the observing human mind, is wondrous. These effects […]
As you descend from the alpine hemlock zone towards the St. Elias Mountains on the Haines Highway, Cascadia reveals itself. Farther south, this meeting of energies would give shrub steppe, sagebrush and […]
One of the cool things of the human mind is that it can concentrate not just on planes and lines but on points within them and the relationships between them. Look, though, […]
The flicker perches in the flame. The damselfly survives the cold of September, extending summer, by perching on a rock that absorbs the flame. Humans hold the flame (of burning flicker trees) […]
Within the wind… … there is stillness. Within stillness… …there is wind. All together now: Do you see that? That stillness and wind are one?
A week ago at Big Bar Lake, winter began. The whole sky flew straight up. And then only quiet was left. Let’s call that readiness.
When winter approaches, you can just leave. Or, you can leave your old stalks up in the sky to gather the snow. Or to spread seed. Of course, you can also hide […]
When the forest is kept from infilling with so many trees it becomes the home of fire, the trees recede and greater stories are told. What a wondrous world underfoot. The narrative […]
Look at the thules glow in the late season sun! No wonder summer houses were built out of this watery reed: watery coolness in the summer heat; heat as the fall drops […]
Asters love the woodland and asters love the shore. Here’s some in the pine grass. What asters really love at this time of year is a bit of shade. Long after the […]