By Birgitta Jansen August 4, 2022 As I wander up Sunflower Hill, the promise of fall is no longer just a promise. The glow of that lush and intense green of spring lasted into the summer, but now it’s a memory rapidly fading. Instead there is a stiff westerly breeze moving the grasses in waves. The interplay between light and wind transforms the hillside into a sea of sun-bleached yellow in constant undulating motion. The colorful abundance of flowers is no more. Here and the
All are welcome to attend the 2022 KNPS AGM at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, November 23, at Trickle Creek Lodge. Local photographer Lyle Grisedale will give a short presentation called “A Smorgasbord of Birds of the East Kootenays.” KNPS President Naomi Humenny will also provide a year-end review. Note that while regular KNPS meetings are on Thursday evenings, the AGM will be held on a Wednesday. We hope to see you there!
By Birgitta Jansen July 10, 2022 It is a lovely Sunday afternoon. The temperature is probably around 20°C; warm in the sunshine and cool in the shaded woods. A strong westerly wind, especially noticeable on The Hill, also has a cool edge to it. In a cerulean blue sky, a procession of stately cumulus clouds drift to destinations unknown.
When I was a kid, I used to lie in on my back in a grassy field next to our house. Those were the sultry days of summer and I was mesmerize