Natural Splendour of the Arrow Lake

Wednesday’s Photos

Rose Hips, Ferns and Witch’s Hair

Even though snow had fallen last weekend,  it wasn’t enough to deter us from another hike on our favourite trail through the woods down to the Arrow Lake. My wife and I decided on another theme for this walk through the winter landscape. We wanted to capture plants that managed to stick their heads above the snow. Here are the results. Enjoy.

37 comments

  1. thecedarjournal · January 23, 2019

    I like the rose hips the best.

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  2. Rashmi Gopal Rao · January 23, 2019

    Amazing Peter! Love the pics, thanks for sharing:)

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  3. Robert Parker · January 23, 2019

    The second shot, of the bronze-colored fern, is my favorite. And the last shot, of the famous Spaghetti Tree (I thought those only grew in Italy!)

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    • Peter Klopp · January 24, 2019

      Haha! It is very common here near the Pacific Ocean. Thanks for the nice humorous comment, Robert!

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  4. Stella, oh, Stella · January 23, 2019

    They are all beautiful, but my favourite is also the copper coloured fern. I have never seen witch’s hair, I have to google that.
    We still don’t have any snow, but we have frost now, at least at night.

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    • Peter Klopp · January 24, 2019

      I looked it up for you, Brigit. Here it is:This lichen can be found hanging from trees in conifer forests of the Pacific Northwest (Oregon to Alaska). Alectoria sarmentosa is light green, highly branched, and drapes over tree branches like tinsel. This resembles bushy, green hair such as that a witch might have.

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      • Stella, oh, Stella · January 24, 2019

        Never heard of it! Thank you so much for looking it up for me! Good night from Denmark!

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  5. Su Leslie · January 23, 2019

    These are all lovely Peter, and capture nature at its best. I particularly love the fern.

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  6. Amy · January 23, 2019

    Oh, my—that first photo is so vivid that twice I thought I saw movement as if it were a video showing the water about to drip off the berry. Wonderful!

    Splendo(u)r is really the right word for where you live.

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    • Peter Klopp · January 24, 2019

      Ah, you noticed that I am using the Canadian spelling rules. Great comment, dear Amy!

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  7. Ulli · January 23, 2019

    Sehr gefallen mir die “Lianen” und der Farn – herrliche Winterimpressionen alle zusammen!
    Liebe Grüße
    Ulli

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  8. PlantsandBeyond · January 23, 2019

    LOL, creative post and idea and very cool captures, Peter.

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  9. Jodi · January 23, 2019

    beautiful shots – especially LOVE the second one of the ferns!!

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    • Peter Klopp · January 24, 2019

      Ah, we finally have a fern lover. Aren’t the leaves pretty, even though they have turned golden-brown? Thank you, Jodi!

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  10. www.corneliaweber-photography.com · January 23, 2019

    Beautifully captured, Peter, indeed it is a splendor. I love rose hips, especially the jam of it, Hagebutten Marmelade is my favorite, does your wife make that too?

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  11. kopfundgestalt · January 24, 2019

    Was ist das Gehänge am Schluß? Ich glaube, ich habe ähnliches vor kurzem fotografiert – aber im trockenen Zustand!

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    • Peter Klopp · January 24, 2019

      Das ist ein Fungus, der ganz langsam den Baum, auf dem er wohnt, als ein Parasit zu Grunde richtet. Witch’e hair heisst er im Englischen.

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  12. Nurul Fitri Lubis · January 24, 2019

    Beautiful photos, as usual Peter. My favorite is the first one. Its red color is like giving the new spirit in the cold winter..

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    • Peter Klopp · January 24, 2019

      It is amazing to see how many people like the first picture. Indeed the red colour adds life to a seemingly lifeless winter. Thank you Nurul for this kind comment!

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  13. Des · January 24, 2019

    Nice shots, Peter, and now I know what rose hips look like! I’ve heard the term for years and I knew they are naturally high in Vitamin C, but I guess I never took the time to investigate into what they actually were. Looks like you two had a great walk.

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    • Peter Klopp · January 24, 2019

      Indeed, my wife collects them in the fall and makes tea from the outer shell. Very healthy drink!

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  14. arv! · January 24, 2019

    I love the first picture. I think the hike must be awesome.

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  15. taphian · January 24, 2019

    Really beautiful, dear Peter, thanks for sharing, have a nice day, kind regards from cold Hamburg, Mitza

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    • Peter Klopp · January 24, 2019

      Thank you, dear Mitza! Your comment is greatly appreciated. Greetings from very mild B.C.!

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  16. gentraveling · January 24, 2019

    Great shots! Love the water droplets off the rose hips!

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    • Peter Klopp · January 24, 2019

      Thank you! Rose hips are one of my favourite objects in photography.

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  17. Sarah · January 31, 2019

    Oh! How lovely! Love the rosehip shot!!

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    • Peter Klopp · January 31, 2019

      Thank you for all the kind comments and the many likes, Sarah! They are truly appreciated.

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