Natural Splendour of the Arrow Lakes

Wednesday’s Photos

In Search of Colour in Late Autumn

It is not always easy to find a splash of colour in the late autumnal landscape in the greyness of a November day. Today I focus on two flowers that managed to show their vivid colour literally at winter’s doorsteps. I found the candle-like lamb’s ear at the edge of a forest and the hardy and invasive species of a knapweed flower. Always attracting our attention are the omnipresent rose hips in our area. The red berries of the mountain ash, a favourite food item among migratory birds, and many other colourful fruits are brightening up the otherwise gloomy scene. I hope that the images will bring some cheer into your life at the beginning of the Advent season.

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The tiny flowers of the Lamb’s Ear plant
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Truly the last wild flower: Knapweed and its Seed Head
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Rose hips and snowberries go together well with the green of the fir tree.
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A splash of dark red is always welcome in a world turning grey.

You can also view my photo stream at flickr.com. Photos are taken mostly from the Arrow Lakes area. Simply search for Peter Klopp under people.

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