Natural Splendour of the Arrow Lake

Wednesday’s Photos

Late Bloomers

So many people living in the northern parts of the world keep complaining about Spring taking too much time in coming. The good news from the Arrow Lake is that Winter is on the retreat although slowly and reluctantly. Where the snow has disappeared I found three kinds of flowers: one, not quite open and still hidden under a fuzzy blanket, the flower of a magnolia bush, the second, the crocuses, single and in groups, and the third, the beautiful snowdrops more than two months late. According to a German single record by Heintje snowdrops are making their appearance in February. Enjoy the photos.

IMG_2903MagnoliaIMG_2898CrocusIMG_2889SnowdropIMG_2887Crocus

IMG_2888Snowdrops

Here is the song in German Snowdrops in February:

31 comments

  1. Pure Glory · April 11, 2018

    Peter, your photos are stunning. It is good to know that although winter has not fully retreated, the beauty of flowers are springing forth, as the snow retreats. There is always great beauty in each new season and hidden treasures found in spite of the circumstances.

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    • Peter Klopp · April 11, 2018

      Indeed, there is beauty to be discovered in every season. One just needs to open one’s eyes.

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  2. Rashmi Gopal Rao · April 11, 2018

    So nice Peter! Loved the snowdrops, thanks for sharing:)

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  3. Amy · April 11, 2018

    Just gorgeous! And why are you getting flowers when we are merely getting some buds and green sprouts?

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    • Peter Klopp · April 11, 2018

      If it is an consolation to you, Amy, there is still snow on our garden. Have a great day!

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  4. Robert Parker · April 11, 2018

    Great photos, I look forward to seeing snowdrops every year, and the musical video is very cheerful, too!

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    • Peter Klopp · April 11, 2018

      Thank you for your kind words of appreciation, Robert!

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  5. Ruth · April 11, 2018

    Beautiful blossoms, captured by you for us to share in the loveliness. Thank you.

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  6. Nurul Fitri Lubis · April 11, 2018

    They’re just awesome, Peter. The third photo is what I like the most, showing the flower where its surrounding is still covered by snow. It looks likes giving a message, there’s always beauty in every circumstance.

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    • Peter Klopp · April 11, 2018

      Thank you Nurul for your compliment! You are so right, photos look better when the flowers are shot within their natural environment,

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  7. corneliaweberphotography · April 11, 2018

    Dear Peter, thank you for sharing your open eye and camera to the nature you are surrounded with. Du meine Guete, Heintje, der Kinderstar damals, diese herzzereissenden Lieder, ich erinnere mich vor dem kleinen Transistor Radio geklebt um die Schlager der Woche an zu hoeren. You brought some memories back to me. Enjoy the spring with your heart, wish you the Best.

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    • Peter Klopp · April 11, 2018

      Dear Cornelia, I am very happy indeed that some very fond memories surfaced upon hearing Heintje sing. I experienced something quite similar. Once a week I was allowed to listen to the Hit Parade, not too loud, mind you, as my aunt did not like the music. Thank you for your kind words! They are truly appreciated. Peter

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    • ruthfreter · April 12, 2018

      -ich auch! Fand Heintje schrecklich – kitschig! Gestern gefiel es mir gut als ich Deinem link, Peter, folgte. Vielen Dank. Insbesondere weil eine Nachbarin, Frau Züchner, kath., aus Krakau, geflüchtet, 6 Kinder mit dabei, ihr Mann im Krieg sonstwo, zu Weihnachten gab es immer Neisser-Gebäck-wunderbar!- besorgt von ihrem Ehemann, Vorsitzender des hannoverschen Anglervereins, sie lebten auf 56 m2 und hatten immer Zeit für die anderen Kinder in ihrer Umgebung. Jetzt könnte ich noch etwas von Fr. Züchters Quarkkäulchen bei Heintjemusik und auch Roy Black berichten. Ich glaube dann werde ich ganz traurig und lass es bei der Wärme wenn ich an sie denke. Liebe Grüsse Ruth

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      • Peter Klopp · April 12, 2018

        Interessant wie so ein alter kitschiger Schlager nach so langer Zeit noch so viele Wellen schlagen kann. Hoffen wir, dass unsere ‘snowbells’ im nächsten Jahr früher kommen. Vielen Dank für deinen ausführlichen lieben Kommentar, Ruth!

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  8. kopfundgestalt · April 12, 2018

    The third picture is the best one, in my opinion!
    Beautiful!

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  9. Miss A · April 12, 2018

    This really reminds me
    Of Sweden! Beautiful. Being in the desert doesn’t give us much of the four seasons.

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  10. taphian · April 12, 2018

    How beautiful nature is all over the world especially in spring when it gives hope and joy to everybody and enlightens our hearts, dear Peter. I will post some German spring flowers soon. Have a nice day, kind regards Mitza

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  11. arv! · April 13, 2018

    Loved these pictures of flowers. I guess I’ll have to wait for snow pictures.

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  12. Joanne Sisco · April 16, 2018

    Winter has returned here this weekend with a vengeance. I hope that it’s the last hurrah, but in the meantime, it’s a wet miserable mess outside. I’m looking forward to finally seeing some flowers too!

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  13. Ankur Mithal · April 20, 2018

    Amazed by the natural splendour and the wide open spaces of your neighbourhood.

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    • Peter Klopp · April 20, 2018

      This rural living at its best, Ankur! Wide open spaces we take for granted here. Thanks for your interest, Ankur!

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