Natural Splendour of the Arrow Lake

Wednesday’s Photos

Wild Flowers of the Arrow Lake Region

After looking at some of the garden flowers I would like to devote two posts to the wild flowers of our region. I start off with the most humble and ubiquitous flower, the dandelion, which as a weed is also invading our gardens. It is pretty both as a flower and as a seed head. In the springtime you will find the wild strawberry flower adorning the edges and trails of our woods. The sweet peas also have a wild cousin which attract a lot of insects during their blooming season. Finally, rare and protected in British Columbia is the magnificent tiger lily. Enjoy.

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41 comments

  1. Pit · August 22, 2018

    Fantastic pictures!

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  2. kopfundgestalt · August 22, 2018

    Sehr schön, Peter! 1,2 und 5 sind meine Favouriten 🙂 Und davon als geheimer Sieger: 2!
    Oder doch 5?! Geriffelte Blätter und random Punkte.

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  3. thecedarjournal · August 22, 2018

    Tiger Lillie’s are one of my favorite wildflowers. I didn’t realize they are protected in Canada. No picking them then😬

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    • Peter Klopp · August 23, 2018

      That’s right! Picking would be frowned upon. Thank you for your kind words of appreciation!

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  4. Pure Glory · August 22, 2018

    The photos are beautiful. Although I had only seen cultivated tiger lilies, I think your wild ones top the cultivated ones. Peter, thank you for sharing.

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  5. Rashmi Gopal Rao · August 22, 2018

    Amazing colours and top class photgraphy! Peter your pics are just superb:):) Thanks for sharing!

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  6. Robert Parker · August 22, 2018

    Joining in the chorus, fantastic photos. 🙂

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    • Peter Klopp · August 23, 2018

      Thank you, Robert! Flowers exert such a charming influence on us all.

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  7. arv! · August 22, 2018

    Beautiful flowers, the second one is pretty

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    • Peter Klopp · August 23, 2018

      Oh yes, the seed head of the dandelion has its own king of charm.

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      • arv! · August 23, 2018

        We don’t have them here. I saw these in Himalayas though

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  8. Des · August 22, 2018

    Very nice, shots, Peter! Even the humble dandelions look beautiful.

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  9. Su Leslie · August 22, 2018

    Beautiful flowers Peter. The tiger lily is esoecially lovely.

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  10. Ulli · August 22, 2018

    Ich schmunzel über die tiger Liliy und weiß nun endlich woher sie kommt! Wunderschöne Fotos zeigst du heute, Peter.
    All the best to you, Ulli

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  11. Stella, oh, Stella · August 22, 2018

    Ich schliesse mich meinen Vorrednern an, tolle Fotos!

    I think they are all very pretty. The dandelion’s flower betals I use in food sometimes. It gives a bitter touch, but not too much.

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    • Peter Klopp · August 23, 2018

      The young leaves can also be used in salads. They give them that extra little kick in taste. Thank you, Brigit, for your wonderful compliment

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  12. You are a terrific photographer Peter.

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    • Peter Klopp · August 23, 2018

      Thank you for your kind words, Cornelia! Coming from a fellow photographer they mean a lot to me.

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  13. Amy · August 22, 2018

    Stunning! I’ve never liked dandelions, but you made them beautiful—even the seed one.

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  14. Ankur Mithal · August 22, 2018

    Fantastic pix. Despite vast difference in the climate, many of these also grow in India, in the northern hemisphere winter.

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    • Peter Klopp · August 23, 2018

      I believe the dandelion can be found on all continents except Antarctica.

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  15. salonuldecreatie · August 23, 2018

    Great photos, you have there wild strawberries, too!!! Here, they are everywhere in hilly-mountain areas and have an amazing flavour, I even used for cakes. Have a great summer there with good health and joy !

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  16. Neuland · August 23, 2018

    Ich finde, die kühlen Gegenden unserer Erde bringen die schönsten Blüten hervor. Das Foto von der Pusteblume ist der absolute Hammer! Ich weiß, dass Gärtner sie nicht besonders mögen, aber ich mochte die Butterblume schon immer. Als Kinder haben wir mit ihnen Kränze geflochten.

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    • Peter Klopp · August 23, 2018

      Es freut mich, dass dir die Pusteblume so gut gefallen hat. Vielen Dank!

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  17. taphian · August 23, 2018

    The second photo is just beautiful and amazing, dear Peter. It’s always a wonder to see the beauties of nature. Kind regards Mitza

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  18. Jane Lurie · August 25, 2018

    Brilliant images! Love the dandelion seed head, even though he is invasive. 🙂

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  19. Nurul Fitri Lubis · August 26, 2018

    Beautiful shots, Peter. And oh, I always love to play with dandelions..

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  20. PlantsandBeyond · August 27, 2018

    Oh, wow, Peter!!!!!!! You are a master of your camera. That Dandelion is majestic and you captured it perfectly. I am so impressed. Phenomenal shots and nature is beautiful

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    • Peter Klopp · August 27, 2018

      A thousand thank you’s for such an enthusiastic comment! These kind words made my day, Luda.

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  21. Markus @ POINT BLANK · September 11, 2018

    Excellent images, Peter. The second of the dandelion I like the most. Majestic! 😁👍🏼

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