Friday, October 10, 2008

Rain & Leaves

Arbutus Menziesii, from yesterday behind the house.

via Pojar & McKinnon:

"In a Straits Salish story, told by the late Chief Phillip Paul of the Saanich people, arbutus was the tree used by the survivors of the Great Flood (a tradition common to almost all northwest coast peoples) to anchor their canoe to the top of Mount Newton. To this day, the Saanich people do not burn arbutus in their stoves, because of the important service this tree provided long ago."

Today's music is "When You Awake" by Rick Danko.

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