Okanagan Mountain at 6 a.m. Perhaps you can see the western wall of the valley, to the right, tip nearly vertically as it moves east and collides with the westward-moving mountain coming […]
Sunrise? No, Lakerise!
Consider the lowly Christmas tree, a symbol of a people and its relationship to the Earth. Here’s Mission Hill Winery at Tsinstikeptum, courtesy of “Do the Okanagan.” There are many ways to […]
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 […]
I herby name this new island Gull Island. It has been building for a decade from road sand dumped into BX Creek and carried into the lake at Canim Bay, but now […]
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. […]
This is the closing of a series on mitigating climate change through local action. The Earth is very responsive. We can trust that. This estuary on Vernon Creek, for example, with its […]
Look at the cloud move south past Squally Point, keeping to the east, and Okanagan Mountain. Note the waves coming onto the Peachland Beach. Thing is, there is no wind. It is […]
It can be done. Humans aren’t the only ones who have fun around this place, I tell ya!
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. […]