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 […]
Fare well, voyagers! What a day for space travel!
Look what they’d done to the road cut above the hill. They’ve absolutely tilled it, digging nests. I my eight years walking this hill, I’ve never seen anything like it. Go, team! […]
The double-flowered plum my father planted to give away to friends has found a home here, while he has gone to sea forever. After two years, she has a visitor! I like […]
Purity is charming, but … …this is what this syilx land teaches. It is irrelevant if the cattle industry has labeled this a noxious weed. More fertilization of flowers = more children […]
I’ve never seen a mariposa lily growing uphill from a stone. Uphill from a sagebrush, yes, but not a stone. They need well-drained soil, which means they grow best where water, snow […]
So, two honey bees and a host of wild bees, of many species. That sounds manageable. But, what’s this? A host of honeybees and a few wild ones? Can that be right? […]
Be ethical, please. Plant weeds. They’re the only thing keeping the earth going right now, this group of plants that reclaim broken land — and save the sacred people of the earth […]
Either this … … or Google’s algorhythmic reductions. Both are images of the human mind frozen in time.
Like all sunflowers, balsam roots bloom in rings, from the outside in, like this. Here’s a bumblebee showing her technique for working this kind of flower. Here’s the brown bee […]