Salmon cycle of life in Vancouver streams
Its Remberence Day in Canada where we honour all those who have fallen in wars and conflicts in the line of duty. The poem "In Flanders Fields" wirtten during WWI is evocative of the transition between life and death and conflict and quiet. I was out in the field yesterday, and this transition from life to death was exemplified by the salmon, who have fought their way upstream from the ocean to spawn and die in a dance of death. The current scene across streams in the Vancouver area is markedly different from the summer.