Natural Splendour of the Arrow Lake

Wednesday’s Photos

Hard Evidence for Spring’s Glorious Arrival

After a long and dreary winter, spring has finally arrived. Being four weeks late here in the Arrow Lake region, nature is literally exploding into action. The photos below have all been shot on a single day last week: one at the Fauquier boat dock, two at home, and the other two at the Taite Creek Campsite 10 km south of our small community. Each photo is glorious testimony for the miracle of life through the re-awakening of nature after winter’s long resting period. Enjoy.

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Nature’s Stirring at the Arrow Lake

IMG_2989Violet

Wild Violet showing off its Beauty

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Hummingbird on top of a Pruned Maple Tree

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Tree Branches within a Serrated Leaf

IMG_3220Grass

Fifty Shades of Verdant Grass

30 comments

  1. PlantsandBeyond · May 16, 2018

    Its your photo skills that are glorious. Just so impressed with photos, esp the first one. Is that a birch tree? I miss the “earings”. As kids in ukraine, we would put them on our own ears for fun 🙂

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    • Peter Klopp · May 16, 2018

      That was truly a very kind comment. I am not so sure about the tree, but I think you are right, it is a birch. We did the same as kids when I grew up in Germany.

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  2. thecedarjournal · May 16, 2018

    Wonderful pictures of a Candian Spring! Love the clear blue sky.

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  3. arv! · May 16, 2018

    Lovely colours. My pick? First, third, and second last

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  4. Rashmi Gopal Rao · May 16, 2018

    Fantastic captures Peter; nature captured at its best!

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    • Peter Klopp · May 16, 2018

      Nature is ultimately the best artist. All we need to do is actually see its beauty. Thanks, Rashmi!

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  5. myexpressionofthoughtsblog · May 16, 2018

    Beautiful photography

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  6. salonuldecreatie · May 16, 2018

    Amazing photos and beautiful colours, I think spring is the best season. Enjoy this spring with refreshed energy, vitality and happiness!

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    • Peter Klopp · May 16, 2018

      Thank you very much for such a kind and heart-felt comment!

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  7. Sarah · May 16, 2018

    Just love the hummingbird! 😄

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    • Peter Klopp · May 16, 2018

      Next week I will post a special little hummingbird, which posed for me just as my little Junco last month. Thanks, Sarah!

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      • Sarah · May 17, 2018

        I’ll look forward to it! Have a beautiful day, Peter!

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  8. Pure Glory · May 16, 2018

    Beautiful photos of a beautiful Spring day! Thank you for sharing, Peter.

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    • Peter Klopp · May 16, 2018

      You are welcome. The photos give glory to the Creator of this wonderful world we live in.

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  9. Jodi · May 16, 2018

    I am being blown away by the beauty of Spring as well. Lovely captures!

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  10. Amy · May 16, 2018

    Oh, my—that hummingbird!! Stunning photo, Peter. And what is that in the top photograph? All just lovely. I love spring—but not as much as I love summer.

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    • Peter Klopp · May 16, 2018

      There will be an entire post on a hummingbird next week. On the top photo you see a catkin hanging from a birch tree. Have a great day, Amy!

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  11. corneliaweberphotography · May 16, 2018

    Beautiful images Peter, you have captured the awakening of Spring amazingly., including the hummingbird, I know how hard it is capture them Thank you for sharing. Enjoy the wonder of nature you are surrounded with.

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    • Peter Klopp · May 16, 2018

      Thank you so much, Cornelia, for such an appreciative comment! Yes, hummingbirds are tough to capture as they are in constant motion. Have a great day!

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  12. urban liaisons · May 16, 2018

    Hummingbirds in Canada, I was not aware of this. But honestly from diverse ornithological excursions I know how difficult it is to simply see a lot of birds (quite often only possible with a binocular in large distance of up to 200 m). Therefore my conpliments for this shot!

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    • Peter Klopp · May 17, 2018

      They are very watchful little critters. When they see you filling up their feeders, in gratitude they allow you to approach them as close as a few meters. Thanks for the compliment!

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  13. Nurul Fitri Lubis · May 18, 2018

    Beautiful captures, Peter. You have colourful spring there..

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  14. Stella, oh, Stella · May 19, 2018

    Aaawwww, you have hummingbirds! Such a great portrait! I am looking forward to next week’s post.

    The photos are beautiful, no doubt about it.

    Yes, nature is really exploding, we watch the same happening here in Denmark. May has been like summer during the last two weeks, very unusual, but we don’t complain, no, no, we don’t!

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