DewyTulip

Taking a few side roads

While I’ve written a few posts here recently, I’ve also been busy elsewhere and thought I’d share some of my posts that have come up on other blogs. Over at Canadian Science Publishing: 1. What is a scientist? A scientist is someone who wears a lab coat 24/7, right? Who speaks in a language the…

ShawniganLake from kayak

Watershed management: the big and the small

I live in the Shawnigan Lake watershed – a 110 km2 parcel of land edged by the hilly topography of the glacially scraped coastal hills, with the jewel of Shawnigan Lake nestled almost directly in the middle. The lake is a key drinking water source for many who live along the lakeshore, though it sees…

BlueFlowersJapaneseGarden

Finding home

Spring is out in full force on the West Coast, punctuated by pink cherry blossoms, yellow forsythia, and the delicately sculptured white blooms of sweet-scented magnolia. Red-winged blackbirds are puffing up to squeeze out their buzzing marsh song, and the nighttime frog chorus has become deafening, like those rocky Atlantic cliffs shown on British nature…

AlongtheSeawall

How book club helped my photography

I’m a proud member of a two-person book club. While we live at separate ends of our vast country, the two of us share a childhood on the Prairie, an interest in water, and a fascination with how the written word can be used to both entertain and educate – the latter sometimes subversively. We…