Sure, there’s snow, and some Saskatoon buds are closed tightly… … but others are not. The one below is on the same bush, but out in the sun, and hormonally a little […]
During the year the birds did not come back, a quiet year by any account, siya?, or saskatoon as she is also called, still created berries and offered them. May we all […]
Siya? became the food chief by volunteering in an old story. She continues to volunteer, by offering fruit. She wants us to take it, so we will spread her seeds. One of […]
The siya? berries are swelling. And here, on June 2, some are red. Amazing. This is a July crop here.
These wild currants were just humming with bees today. None were domestic bees. Bumblebees and some mid-sized black ones, very sleek. For the first time in years, no insect pests, no damaged […]
Look at the filberts in my garden, hanging out their catkins. For them, the great push has begun. This is their springing up, their spring. And here on the hill is the […]
In slow motion, Síya? berries are bringing themselves down to us. This isn’t a fanciful idea. They really are. It’s exciting to watch. The excitement mounts!
Maps are power. We could look at the hill in the snow. And map the slope angles and relationships of the hill (not the contours but flat planes), or those parts that […]
The double-flowered Japanese quince in front of my house is still dropping her leaves. She has also been bearing her scarcely open blossoms for weeks now. For her, winter is over. And […]
This is the best harvest in 25 years. And you get the bonus of the robins scolding you, but there’s enough to share. If not a pie, then just saskatoons with your […]