Natural Splendour of the Arrow Lake

Wednesday’s Photos

Fungi, Seeds and Berries in Winter

Last week our focus was on the amazing shapes and forms that Mother Nature can produce in the winter. Today we are having a look at the inherent beauty of seemingly dead plants, such as fungi, seeds and berries. Again I present five images to you. I would like to find out which ones my readers like best. Although always welcome and appreciated, no comments are necessary. I numbered the photos, so it would be easy to give a quick personal assessment. Just use three numbers in the order of your preference. Have fun! Enjoy!

 

Fungus Covered Branches

1) Fungus Covered Branches

Berries for the Picking in the Dead of Winter

2) Berries Ready for the Picking in Winter

Cattails over a Frozen Pond

3) Cattails above a Frozen Pond

Delicate Ground Fungus

4) Thriving Ground Fungus

Fruitful Branches over the Arrow Lake

5) Seed Pods over the Arrow Lake

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.

Last week’s evaluation produced a rather peculiar result. All photos were equally liked judged by the dozen or so entries, with the exception of #1, which did not seem particularly to please any of my followers. Perhaps Africa surrounded by ice was not a very appealing idea. FB users were notably absent from last week’s contest, because WordPress failed to alert my FaceBook followers.

 

59 comments

  1. thecedarjournal · January 16, 2018

    4,5,3

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  2. Pure Glory · January 16, 2018

    2, 3, 4. I love the blueberries and would love to pick and eat them.Our blueberries are buried in snow.

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    • Peter Klopp · January 17, 2018

      Thank you for your thoughtful evaluation! While I do not know the name of the blue berries, they are not blueberries. They apparently stay on the bush in a two-year cycle. I will ask my wife for the name.

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      • Pure Glory · January 17, 2018

        Whatever their name, they are beautiful!

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      • Peter Klopp · January 17, 2018

        A follower from California tells me that these are Juniper berries. Germans put them in sauerkraut to add some flavour to it.

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      • Pure Glory · January 17, 2018

        Thank you! I learned something today.

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  3. Rashmi Gopal Rao · January 16, 2018

    Love the colors, great pics as always!

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  4. ruthfreter · January 16, 2018

    Hi Peter!
    2, 3 und 4 sind meine Favoriten. Wenn auch alle fein sind in Komposition, Farbe und für mein Teil ausgewähltes Objekt. Habt einen feinen Wintertag Ruth

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    • Peter Klopp · January 17, 2018

      Vielen Dank, liebe Ruth, für deine Beurteilung meiner Billder. Es freut mich, dass sie dir gefallen.

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  5. ruthfreter · January 16, 2018

    -ausgewähltem Objekt, muss es heißen! Für mich ist Dein English so faszinierend, daß ich das Deutsche verschleife. LG Ruth noch einmal switchend between swedish -, german- and english speech.

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  6. kopfundgestalt · January 17, 2018

    3 beruhigt so schön 🙂

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  7. GP Cox · January 17, 2018

    You know it’s a great countryside, when even the fungus makes interesting pictures!! Great job, Peter!

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  8. alittlebitofingrid · January 17, 2018

    2 and especially 5 my favourites 😉

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    • Peter Klopp · January 17, 2018

      Thank you, Ingrid, for participating in the evaluation of the photos. It gives me very valuable feedback.

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  9. Amy · January 17, 2018

    3,2,1. But they are all lovely.

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  10. Brenda Davis Harsham · January 17, 2018

    3 and 5 are my favorites for the balance of the foreground and backgrounds. They are focused and arresting.

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  11. Robert Parker · January 17, 2018

    4, 3, 1 These are neat pictures, with interesting “textures”!

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  12. Jodi · January 17, 2018

    All beautiful! I think #2 is my first fave and #5 second 🙂

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    • Peter Klopp · January 17, 2018

      Thank you, Jodi! Your numbers have been recorded. I am glad you like the photos.

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  13. taphian · January 17, 2018

    wonderful photos, dear Peter, all with a lot of atmosphere. Have a nice day, kind regards Mitza

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  14. Des · January 17, 2018

    Each has it’s merit, but 4, 5 and 3 are my favorites, in order of preference. I noticed that the moss looks very similar to what I find on our property. I like the theme this week, Peter, and you’re a very talented photographer.

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  15. Debra · January 17, 2018

    Nummer 5!

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  16. Inge Kind · January 17, 2018

    Dear Peter again you have brought out the perfect & clear color of each picture you know how to capture every thing so well.
    my favorite one is number 1. but I love every one of the pictures, hard to pick one.

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    • Peter Klopp · January 17, 2018

      Thanks Inge, I am glad you like them all and have chosen #1, the ‘wall flower’ among the five photos.

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  17. crowcanyonjournal · January 17, 2018

    3, 4, 2

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    • Peter Klopp · January 17, 2018

      Thank you for your participation! Greatly appreciated!

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  18. The Wife · January 17, 2018

    1-5-3 here. Very beautiful shots, IMHO. 🙂

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    • Peter Klopp · January 17, 2018

      Thank you! Participation is fantastic this week! I may carry this series on to February.

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      • The Wife · January 17, 2018

        Please do!

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  19. leanneesilver · January 17, 2018

    2,3,1 – great textures!

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    • Peter Klopp · January 17, 2018

      Thank you, Leanne! I will post the results in next week’s post.

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  20. Plantsandbeyond · January 17, 2018

    Really beautiful, sharp photos and nature. Serene, I might add.

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  21. corneliaweberphotography · January 17, 2018

    Peter I love all of them. Those berries look like Wacholder Beeren, Juniper berries

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    • Peter Klopp · January 17, 2018

      I was not sure and I did not want to publish anything false. So I appreciate all the more for coming to my rescue. I will pass it on to the lady in Alaska. Thank you very much, Cornelia!

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      • corneliaweberphotography · January 18, 2018

        Peter, I took the freedom of a good guess, because Blueberries don’t ripen out in nature in these season.

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      • Peter Klopp · January 18, 2018

        Cornelia, you were quite right, these berries were Juniper berries and are used in sauerkraut and to make gin. My wife told me, so it must be true. Haha!

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      • corneliaweberphotography · January 19, 2018

        How funny, tonight I made Sauerkraut with Wacholderbeeren etc. for my friends.

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      • Peter Klopp · January 20, 2018

        Good for you! It adds flavour to the sauerkraut.

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  22. arv! · January 17, 2018

    I will go with 1 and 5 🙂

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  23. Edda · January 17, 2018

    Hallo, Peter!
    Meine Favoriten sind 1,3,4 !
    Du hast ja hier unendlich viele Blogger ,Wahnsinn!
    Wie geht es Dir?
    Wir grüßen Dich ganz herzlich.👋👋👋
    Edda

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    • Peter Klopp · January 18, 2018

      Ja, ich bin selber erstaunt. Ich schreibe dir heute nach meiner Behandlung eine email, liebe Edda.

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  24. entdeckeengland · January 19, 2018

    4,5,2

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  25. Nurul Fitri Lubis · January 22, 2018

    3,5 and 1 are my favorite. The water landscape in the background make their look more special. I love this game, Peter..

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  26. Nasuko · January 22, 2018

    1,5,4
    I like [1] the most!!:D

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  27. Untraveled Routes · January 23, 2018

    All of them are so appealing. I can’t pick one..I love them all 😊😊

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  28. Dave Ply · January 23, 2018

    4,5,3. Especially 4.

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  29. jml297 · January 30, 2018

    A tough one! 4 is outstanding for me, and I also really liked 1 as the trees in the mountains here grow a similar fungi. Wonderful photos as usual, an absolute delight.

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