Category: forestry

Rainy day thoughts from the island

At long last the rains have returned to my portion of the island – for now at least – and since I am sequestered at home today with a child contagious with either strep or mono, I find myself with a bit of rare…

Dear John…

~ an open letter to Premier John Horgan ~   Dear John, It’s been a while since we chatted. If you recall, you called me quite a few years ago when I was riding you over fracking. ( I think I even referred to…

“BC is just 4.5 million people sharing a planet with seven billion others…” aka How to justify LNG expansion in BC in the middle of a state of emergency

  “From flood to fire to flood and then again to fire,” he said. “And we have had two states of emergency. That’s unprecedented.” “That speaks to the changing environment we live in and the ravages of climate change.” ( Sounds good right?? But wait…just…

“And when trying to save something from destruction, I always ask, “Man, have you no soul?” ~ Rafe Mair

It’s just past 4 pm. Already the angle of the sun over the trees is so low that it shines into our backyard, brilliantly touching everything with a golden fiery glow. The gorgeous disarray of red and orange leaves dancing on the branches of…