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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.


The tiny flowers of the Lamb’s Ear plant


Truly the last wild flower: Knapweed and its Seed Head


Rose hips and snowberries go together well with the green of the fir tree.


A splash of dark red is always welcome in a world turning grey.

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18 thoughts on “Natural Splendour of the Arrow Lakes

  1. Schwedenlichter

    Oi auf eurer Seite schneit es auch .. das sieht sehr hübsch aus zusammen mit deinen tollen Fotografien. Buntes in der WInterzeit herrlich. Bei uns war heut der Nikolaus da und hat Früchte und eine Murmelbahn für den Birker in unseren blank polierten Stiefeln versteckt. War er auch bei euch? LG aus Schweden

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    1. Peter Klopp Post author

      Nun leider nicht. Bei uns kommt der Nikolaus zu Weihnachten und ersetzt (versetzt) zu meinem Leidwesen das Christkind, das ja doch für unser deutsches Weihnachtsfest so viel Bedeutung hat. Vielleicht kam Nikolaus nicht zu uns, weil wir keine blank polierten Stiefel vorzuweisen hatten. Haha!!!

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  2. Edda

    Auch im grauesten Grau gibt es noch Lichtblicke,bzw. Farbtupfer! Man muß
    es halt “nur” finden. Deine Fotos zeigen das, Peter. Sehr schön sehen die letzten Blüten und Beeren in der Natur aus!!
    Bei uns lag einen Tag lang auch viel Schnee. Er war aber am anderen Morgen wieder verschwunden…..
    Auch bei unseren acht Enkeln war der Nikolaus, leider bei uns Großen nicht!😁
    Eventuell waren unsere Stiefel nicht so blank geputzt wie die von Euch, Hanne aus Norwegen!☺😉
    Liebe Grüße an Dich und Biene,Peter!

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    1. Peter Klopp Post author

      Vielen Dank, liebe Edda, für deinen Kommentar! Was du über Lichtblicke schreibst, kann man auch im übertragenden Sinn auf das menschliche Leben beziehen. Auch im tiefsten Elend, sei es Armut oder Krankheit, kann man mit der richtigen Einstellung immer wieder Gutes und Schönes finden. Ganz herzliche Grüße schicke ich dir und Dieter über den großen Teich!


      1. Edda

        Genauso war es gemeint, Peter!! Wir liegen wieder mal auf einer Wellenlänge!! Wir schicken nochmal ganz,ganz herzliche Grüße an Euch!
        Edda und Dieter

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