Here under Cipak, the sacred mountain of the Similkameen, the maiden wearing her wedding veil at this time of year and the eastern toe of the Cascades, lies a grassland without weeds, […]
Two years after the fire: When you stand there in the Similkameen, you experience both at once. They are, essentially, the same event.
For 12,000 years these cliffs west of Keremeos have been revealing their faces like this, and then weathering and retreating from view. This is the newest chapter in this old story. This […]
The Similkameen River flows beneath the northern wall of the Cascades. The Similkameen Looking South from Keremeos Creek Mouth It is not just a flow of water. The gravel of its bed […]
The Similkameen Spotlight has released a story of love and care in the grasslands. You can read it here: https://www.similkameenspotlight.com/news/millions-of-dollars-invested-in-protecting-former-princeton-ranch/. In short, the Nature Trust of British Columbia is investing in this […]
Mountains have heads, faces, arms and shoulders. Here’s one of its heads. It’s not a human head, or an animal head at all, yet it’s a head, above Keremeos this morning in […]
A year and a half ago, fire raced through the mountains of the Similkameen, but it did not take every tree, as you can see here above Chopaka. What it took was […]
The new apricot trees from the survivor of the end of native fruit growing in 1923, with the jailing of Paul Terbasket for watering his trees, a sideshow to the McBride Commission […]
When I was six years old, I went from farm to farm with my father, and watched as he and the other men in town sliced open peach blossoms to see how […]
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