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Ridge Green Space

Ridge Green Space is in the Mill Hill neighborhood of Mill Hill in Langford, B.C. This small green space is at the junction of two short steep streets called Olympia and Glacier ridges. 138 more words

Green Space


Blackberries seem to grow where people are.
Salal takes over the lonelier spots.

©Sharron R. McMillan

Living Simply

Mayne Island

Opal and Agathe visited Mayne Island, and took a little walk to Edith Point. 46 more words

If you had wandered into the UW wǝɫǝbʔaltxʷ – Intellectual House on Saturday, you would have gotten a taste, quite literally, of ancient tradition. Seal oil, berries, Douglas fir tea, and numerous other plant and animal foods that have nourished traditional Native cultures for millennia were on offer to taste.

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Salal flowers

Salal (Gaultheria shallon) grows rampant along the Pacific Northwest Coast. Its modern use runs more toward additions to floral arrangements. It produces berries that are edible (though not particularly yummy) and the natives used them for a variety of ailments. 64 more words



Look at this beautiful plant.  Look at the green leathery leaves. Look at the soft fuzzy new growth.  Look at the fine bristly hairs, look at the petite urn-shaped flowers.   366 more words


Flowering Salal

The light filters through the huge pines to be caught by the salal leaves and flowers on the forest floor.  This painting can be viewed and purchased at the Southern Coos Hospital’s show, “Flora and Fauna of the Coquille Watershed” April 9 until June 26, 2015.  20 more words