Spring Has Sprung In the Okanagan

Imbolc is coming!

Okanagan Okanogan

Spring is here, friends, and it looks like this.P1610691 That’s some mighty fine fog rolling over from the “Head of the Lake Indian Reserve”, isn’t it.  That falling action, though, that’s part of spring. So is the rising up. You can see them both in the image below, with the mustard, russian thistle, salsify, and, gasp, some native Big Sage.

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No? Don’t see it? Ah, let’s go walking in the snow and see what we can see. Despite all this fog, there is a sun, see?

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Not only can it make it through the fog, but it can make it through fog’s daughter, snow, to catch in the dark twigs of the big sage beneath it.

P1610672 And use that collected heat to dissipate the snow.

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Faster and faster.

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In this way, it teases it out from that weight of gravity, at first slowly …

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… then more and more rapidly …
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…until…

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~ by Sable Aradia on January 18, 2015.

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