Natural Splendour of the Arrow Lake

Wednesday’s Photos

Introducing the Alberta Rose

The Alberta rose is the provincial emblem of the eastern neighbour of BC. It is such a beautiful flower that I am inclined to call it the queen of the wild roses. It thrives in cold climates, but it does not disdain to grow in milder regions such as the area around the Arrow Lake. I took the photos in a single session late in the evening as the sun was setting. One landscape shot with a rosebush in the foreground shows the Needles ferry as it was crossing the lake. Enjoy.

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Three Stages of Development in one Photo: Buds, Flowers and Seed Heads

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Rosebush decorating the Lakeshore

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Rosebush against the Evening Sky

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The Needles Ferry making its 15 minute Crossing of the Arrow Lake

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Close-Up of the Queen of the Wild Roses

42 comments

  1. markd60 · June 20, 2018

    That’s a pretty flower in a pretty place!

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  2. transmutation · June 20, 2018

    A cool 😎 wild extraordinary rose really.

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  3. karfunkelfee · June 20, 2018

    Alberta is a beautiful wild rose queen. I love ambrosial and fragant roses…beautiful pics….
    Many greetings to you…🧚‍♀️🌀

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    • Peter Klopp · June 20, 2018

      The Alberta rose although a large bush on its own has the ability to climb up trees, which is quite a spectacle. I am so glad you like our wild beauty queen, Karfunkelfee.

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  4. Pure Glory · June 20, 2018

    Absolutely beautiful! Love the whole setting that the roses grow in. Here in Alaska, we have a rose that looks very similar but it appears to be a little smaller. They are are blooming now and are known as the Alaska Rose. Thank you for sharing.

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  5. Amy · June 20, 2018

    So beautiful, and I love that they’re wild!

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    • Peter Klopp · June 20, 2018

      The Alberta rose rewards you again in fall with its beautiful display of red rose hips. I am so glad you like the photos, Amy!

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  6. GP Cox · June 20, 2018

    Hey, Peter, you’d best worry about the population increase you’re going to start getting with all these beautiful pictures!!

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    • Peter Klopp · June 20, 2018

      I am not worried yet. On Father’s Day I went canoeing with my wife on the Arrow Lake. We had the lake all to ourselves. A little bit of tourism would help, GP.

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  7. taphian · June 20, 2018

    that’s really beautiful, dear Peter. Thanks for sharing. Have a nice day, kind regards from warm Hamburg, Mitza

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    • Peter Klopp · June 20, 2018

      Thank you for the compliment, Miza! We are presently having a heat wave with temperatures in the 30’s. Fortunately the air is cooling off nicely during the night. Greetings! Peter

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  8. Su Leslie · June 20, 2018

    Beautiful! I love these glimpses of your part of the world. 😀

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  9. Stella, oh, Stella · June 20, 2018

    Da hast du nicht zu viel versprochen, Peter! Eine herrliche Rose … ob die wohl bei uns wachsen würde? Ich werde sie mal googlen.

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    • Peter Klopp · June 20, 2018

      Die Alberta Rose liebt trockenes Klima und ist sehr genügsam. Sie ist auch super stachlig und wächst wie Unkraut. Sie könnte leicht anderen Rosen den Platz streitig machen. Viel Glück beim Googeln, Brigit!

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      • Stella, oh, Stella · June 21, 2018

        Ich plane eine Art Rosendickicht zur Strasse hin. Dafür wären alle rambling roses bestens geeignet. Das gibt dann auch geschützte Plätze für die Vögel. Leider ist es hier meistens nicht trocken. Dieses Jahr war eine Ausnahme. Es hat jetzt auch angefangen zu regnen, und dann hört es hier so schnell nicht wieder auf.

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      • Peter Klopp · June 21, 2018

        Ja, falls die Alberta Rose sich eurem Klima anpassen würde, wäre sie schon als Dickicht geeignet. Sehr stachlig! Ich habe eine als Hecke in unsere Gartengrenze gepflanzt. Mein Nachbar ist nicht sehr glücklich. Er nennt die Rose etwas ordinär ‘balls catcher’.

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  10. thecedarjournal · June 21, 2018

    Peter,

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  11. thecedarjournal · June 21, 2018

    So glad that your site had this wonderful rose this morning. It looks to be very large for the wild rose family. Can you (if you have time ) measure one of the larger blooms for me? Do they have a nice smell to them? What sorts of insects are attracted to them? I know many questions… Yes, I am doing better and sooooo glad to be back amoung the living. Thanks for posting. 😎 From Northern Minnesota

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    • Peter Klopp · June 21, 2018

      Give me a little bit of time to answer your questions. Best wishes! Peter

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    • Peter Klopp · June 21, 2018

      The Alberta rose is about 2 in. or 5 cm across, has light pleasant smell and attracts bumblebees. Best wishes! Peter

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  12. kopfundgestalt · June 21, 2018

    Close-Ups are always welcome 🙂

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  13. arv! · June 21, 2018

    This is different from the English rose we all have seen more often. Must be unique to this region with very few petals.

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  14. Neuland · June 21, 2018

    Wow, what a beautiful flower!

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  15. Nurul Fitri Lubis · June 21, 2018

    They’re so pretty, Peter. I love those wild roses. It’s like a symbol of strength for me.

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  16. Lydia · June 23, 2018

    This is the first time I am hearing about the Arrow Lake and the place seems exceptional and perfect for a morning stroll. Plus, that rose is breathtaking. Is it possible to find accommodation nearby?

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    • Peter Klopp · June 24, 2018

      Our area is quite remote. There is a local motel in our community, but the next town which offers good choices is Nakusp with a wonderful Hot Spring nearby.

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  17. Ruth · June 24, 2018

    I see why she is the queen of the wild roses. So vibrant and lovely, Peter.

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  18. Sarah · June 28, 2018

    Beautiful, Peter! 😄

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  19. Brenda Davis Harsham · June 29, 2018

    Gorgeous photos and heart-warming stories, Peter, as always.

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  20. Dina · July 6, 2018

    What a wonderful and heart warming presentation of the wild rose Alberta, dear Peter! Absolutely lovely images. Xx

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