The project to renew the heritage apricot of the Smelqmx, the last survivor of a 1920s program to remove commercial fruitgrowing from Indigenous hands in British Columbia, continues. Every day I carry […]
Rebuilding the Grasslands 5: Deer, Coyotes and Fire
Over the previous 4 days, I have shown you how some changes to civic land-use legislation can help rebuild the grasslands around our houses, while protecting us from climate change in the […]
The Life of Okanagan Lake: a Meditation on the Year Before Us
When warmer water strikes in colder air, it brings objects to life, by bringing it across a boundary of energy into a new state. It does so by moving the boundary. Rain […]
What Comes After the Fire?
Well, deer. Here’s what all that looked like a few days after the fire 9 1/2 years ago. The image below shows that fire retardant stopped the fire. Note the red chemical […]
Global Warming in Lytton, A Long View
We are all grieving, for people lost, lives damaged, and a beautiful town vanished from Cascadia. The scorching temperatures in Lytton this last week, and the horrible loss of the entire town […]
Never Too Old to Be Young!
That’s síya? for you. You go, girl!
The Earth Renews Itself So Easily in the Old Neighbourhoods of East Hill
Fall becomes spring in the heartland of this city I live on the grassy edge of. Let’s go for a tour. Note the good work with the leaf blower. Non-living environments take […]
Wetland Renewal and You
Have you loved your wetland today? This one is three years old. Just three! Forget the doom and gloom for a moment. The earth has a capacity for renewal. This wetland is […]
What is a Village?
I was paddling around on this old molten glacier, when I realized that the traditional Syilx village on this site was not just the flat along the Vaseaux Lake shore at the […]
A Damselfly in the Wilderness
I live in Oregon Territory. My part is owned by the Government of Canada now, but it started here, in the musings of an American in his last hours. His name was […]