Wild Wee Ones: Nature Program for Toddlers and Adults

This exciting new program brings the values of Nature and Forest school to younger kids and families, right in east Vancouver.  In this small, consistent group we will explore outside together through a combination of child-led play and facilitated activities. Join us as we develop our sense of place and belonging through sense-appreciation, connection, and…

Creative Action!

In less than a week Team Birds Not Bitumen has become one of the TOP   TEN   fundraising   teams!    of the Baille Birdathon.  Thank you heart-lifting friends.  And outward like ripples, several people have forwarded the resource section from my last BLOG post.  A friend sent this new song. …Read on for BIG DAY REPORT…

What can we do?

This is my story of a small gift which I offer into the world. It holds love, hope and our fierce belief in a better way. The fossil-fuel-industrial-complex is a hungry and relentless bully, and it currently wants more and more and more of the river valley I live in. So the Fraser Valley has…

come ride with us?!

←→invitation to participate←→ Bicycle Buddha Adventure 2014 Sunday May 11 to Sunday May 18, 2014 or smaller portions thereof… A 3 to 5 to 8 day Community Bike Ride that combines: • mindfulness practice, • nature connection, • easy-level bicycle touring, • community practice, and • fun!   Travel by bicycle in gorgeous unfolding spring….

Crow Roost Twilight Bike Ride

ALL WELCOME for this friendly Bike Ride on Saturday Feb 2 Meet at 4pm at Lakewood Drive at the Central Valley Greenway (also known as North Great Northern Way). Bring: snacks to share if you care to do so, and maybe a hot thermos for yourself. Remember warm clothes, Bike Lights, and Bring Kid-friends too….

flowers for mom

i made some flowers for my mom   to celebrate her birthday. Lilies are her favorite. She said to me, “ah, now my lilies are not yet over for the season!” to find her treasure (the flowers) mom followed ten cryptic clues we laughed at our site-specific foibles, our love of this place, our family home,…

invitation to mindful moment

On the banks of beautiful Still Creek in Burnaby, BC i worked with a group of community artists and the Still Moon Arts Society to create the Spirit Fish Festival. Kyira Korrigan helped me create this Invitation to Mindful Moment    which I image recreating in Stanley Park some day. INVITATION You are invited to…

THANKS and i miss my homies

jenna lives with me at the Beehive Collective House. She runs a school called Soaring Eagle Nature School. Ya she does! She asked me to help create a thank you card for her to give to her summer students and campers. She provided the cool stuff (buckskin, baby bird of prey skull, handmade nettle fiber…

seventy seven : massive edge landscapes

spectacular march bicycle trip on the oregon coast with allison.   characterized by unheardof snow    extremely high winds    hail    hardy days spent outdoors exploring in the company of elk, peregrines, eagles, hummingbirds, ferns.    The spotted owl and marbled murrelet remain illusive.

seventy one : for mom

dad and i went walking at the park of queen elizabeth in vancouver     mom     we thought you would like these flowers   they were under a corkscrew hazlenut or somesuch

sixty four : mandala : old work

this is car crash mandala : the practice of present moment it was a performance piece that i create on the street at the encouragement of Mark Mushet of Vancouver Review Magazine in 2009   and he took the picture it was published as part of the magazine’s art centerfold. thanks Mark!

sixty three : varied

so many different creatures all creeping and picking their own kinda way under wet leaves in the yard    drilling down aren’t we all ok     so varied?

fifty nine : collective houses poster

remember this image from before? while not the final draft of the poster i am happy enough with it to let you have a look. maybe you want to attend one of the workshops?  

fifty eight : how to take a picture of sunlight

get giddy go! camera relic in hand even speedy shoes can’t go so fast nor penetrate so deeply as the sunshine bringing us all out low hanging into low-lying eddies and cracks shadows show it the smell of whitchazel proves it my head disappears and i see an early bee! stay tuned for more from…