Natural Splendour of the Arrow Lake

Wednesday’s Photos

Rhododendron’s Paradise

Not too far from Fauquier lives a couple originally from Germany, who are very good friends of ours. Klaus and Erika built their little paradise away from the noisy hustle and bustle of the big cities. Their log house and their garden are surrounded by cedar and fir trees granting them total privacy with the exception of bears, squirrels and racoons which often pay them a visit, especially when the walnuts are getting ripe. Their property, directly located at the Arrow Lake, fits the title of my photo series to a T. Last week this lovely couple invited us to taste their home made rhubarb pie and to view the flowering rhododendrons in their yard. Here is a sample of the photos I took that memorable afternoon. Enjoy.

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  1. Stella, oh, Stella · June 13, 2018

    So much beauty! The colours!!!

    Liked by 2 people

  2. Robert Parker · June 13, 2018

    Beautiful! And can’t believe you got a bumblebee in motion, that’s cool! 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    • Peter Klopp · June 13, 2018

      It was a fluke shot. I was snapping away in rapid succession and one out of perhaps twenty turned out to be very satisfying.

      Liked by 1 person

  3. taphian · June 13, 2018

    this looks like a beautiful place, dear Peter, thanks for sharing, kind regards Mitza

    Liked by 1 person

  4. arv! · June 13, 2018

    Lovely. Pink rhododendrons is more common in the Himalayas here in India.

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Amy · June 13, 2018

    Gorgeous rhododendrons! And wow—that bee! Amazing.

    Liked by 1 person

  6. kopfundgestalt · June 13, 2018

    The second pic is marvelous!

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    • Peter Klopp · June 13, 2018

      Thank you, Gerhard!

      Liked by 1 person

      • kopfundgestalt · June 13, 2018

        HOW did you do that?

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      • Peter Klopp · June 13, 2018

        There were lots of bumblebees buzzing around the rhododendron flowers. So I snapped one photo after another and got lucky with one in midair. The photo I published also has been greatly cropped.

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      • kopfundgestalt · June 14, 2018

        That’s also the way I do it: Producing a mass of photos and getting lucky…or not.

        Liked by 1 person

  7. Su Leslie · June 13, 2018

    Beautiful gardens Peter. Thanks for sharing them 😀

    Liked by 1 person

  8. Jodi · June 13, 2018

    Beautiful. Love the bumble bee capture.

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  9. corneliaweberphotography · June 13, 2018

    Beautiful images of this garden, I love Rhododendron, my father used to have it our garden. But Peter , I am missing a picture of that Rhubarb pie?

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  10. Klaus-Dieter Barge · June 14, 2018

    Hallo Peter, wir sind aus Kochstedt zurück,
    ich bin von Deinen Fotos begeistert, Du ausdauernder Hummeljäger 🤗.
    Im Wörlitzer Park war es sehr schön, besonders die blühenden Linden!
    Bald mehr von uns.

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    • Peter Klopp · June 14, 2018

      Lieber Dieter, vielen Dank für dein Kompliment! Biene hat weiterhin viel Ärger mit ihrem Laptop. Auch von ihr hoffentlich bald mehr. Peter


  11. Nurul Fitri Lubis · June 14, 2018

    The flowers are so colorful, Peter. My favorite one style second one. It needs special skills to capture the bee, since I found them flew quickly anytime I tried to capture them.

    Liked by 1 person

  12. Ruth · June 24, 2018

    Such lush blossoms. Happy summer.

    Liked by 1 person

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