Forget any thoughts of darkness. These are days of such light. The light was fading in the cedar forest on Rose Swanson Mountain in Splatsin Territory this afternoon. There was too little […]
Bigfoot Working for Tips in Local Culture
I made a trip to Canada recently. Here’s a local ice cream and coffee stop in Canmore, in the mountains . Note the Bigfoot, another Cascadian away from home, working for tips. […]
Some of Us Are Small
Very small, really. But, yes, us. That’s the important thing.
Here’s a pair of poplar flower brackets, showing us the origins of economy. If you look at the buds, you can see they come in groups of one, all dark and pointed, […]
Just a Little to the Side of the World
That’s what Christ is up to in Aberdaron, Wales. Like, if he was standing on the world, the rainbow message would not be quite right. Similarly for this pine, reflecting in a […]
What a diminished world, a shadow. Not the Earth, but the world. There is beauty here, but despite the sense of intimacy and closeness that a world gives, it is at a […]
Is it the Spirit of a Tree? Are We Snow?
So, does this photo show the spirit of a Russian olive? Or this? Or this, maybe? Or this, even? A little camera movement in poor light does the trick. Well, none of […]
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 […]
The Turtle of Turtle Ridge
At some point, many years ago, someone built a turtle on Turtle Ridge, between Head of the Lake (yes, a turtle head) and Turtle Mountain, and left it for us to find […]
It’s Not the Living Reed that Touches the Water
It’s also not the one that reaches into your mind. It is, however, not dead, either. Nor is it the living dead or some other campfire story. It is mind-stuff itself.