It's strange, to live in such a globalized, sanitized, commodified, convenient-ized world, that a person could conceivably not know what food is actually in season, in any given month. Here's a post I found, for January: I do not have the same amount of energy this time of year that I'd have at high noon … Continue reading It’s January. What’s in season? What does it mean to eat in season, in the winter? Or simply to be in season?
Over a couple of days, I reduced our online photo collection from 29,385 to 15,241. Talk about seeing your life flash before your eyes-well, flash isn’t really the right word but then neither is saunter. Mostly this was an enjoyable task, as I relived trips and hikes and social events and got ever more merciless … Continue reading Pika – you’ve probably been saying it wrong all this time
The shift to colder weather coincided with a super moon and with that added nighttime magic and daytime snappiness came lighter moods and extra motivation to get out and explore. Monday we chased the moon from one end of the valley to the other, trying for that shot where it lights up the snow as … Continue reading Moon Bloom?
Don't forget to turn your clocks back an hour before heading to bed on Saturday night.
When Marilyn shared some photos via Facebook of an odd little visitor in her house, that left her completely non-plussed, I asked her to write about it for us. A friend of mine had just found a dead bat on a cliff, while climbing, and I'd been in touch with some naturalist friends, who reached … Continue reading Starting the day right: Marilyn Marinus reveals what happens when you wake up to bats in your house
Around the lake today, most walkers are gawkers, too. The leaves seem particularly bright this time of year and the blue skies and crisp air sharpen the colours. A morning fog jewels everything, so I join the fall fan club and find such complexity even in simplicity. I will let the thousand words tumble from … Continue reading A Picture’s Worth: Fall Leaves are the perfect invitation to stop in your tracks and take in the moment
Cornus nuttali-aka Pacific dogwood became the floral emblem for BC in 1956 but apparently the flowering tree was associated with this province long before that, as dogwood lapel pins were sold to raise money for supplies like wool blankets for soldiers during world war two. (S is for Spirit Bear: A British Columbia Alphabet By … Continue reading Dogwood
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It is the astronomical beginning of the fall. My four year old greeted it with enthusiasm. "It's fall! Now we can jump in piles of leaves." He advised that he is happy because it means winter is coming and that's good because he was starting to get sick of summer. He's happy when winter comes … Continue reading So the season shifts. Happy Fall Equinox.
Well, it started out innocently enough. I took photos of every flowering plant that I saw while I waited for Mickey to sniff everything he found sniffworthy. Aware that many of these plants were weeds and likely invasive species, I struggled briefly with my conscience but then was drawn in by the colour and the … Continue reading Cornflower