Natural Splendour of the Arrow Lake

Wednesday’s Photos

Sunny January Morning at the Arrow Lake

The lake level is dropping to make room for the annual spring run-off. This means that a strip of shoreline was without snow. My wife and I took this as an invitation for a walk on the stony beach section at our favourite place, which never fails to charge up our internal batteries. A strong wind earlier in the morning had whipped up considerable surf action.  I captured the waves by lying on my belly very much to the amusement to my wife. Enjoy.

35 comments

  1. thecedarjournal · January 30, 2019

    Doesn’t look like you guys have much snow. Is that normal for January?

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    • Peter Klopp · January 30, 2019

      That’s right. We had very little snow so far. Hopefully it will stay that way.

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      • thecedarjournal · January 30, 2019

        Are you not worried about water levels with a lack of snowfall?

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      • Peter Klopp · January 31, 2019

        The lake level is being deliberately lowered to make room for the spring run-offs. There is plenty of snow in the mountains this year.

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  2. Ulli · January 30, 2019

    Ich gehe immer wieder gerne mit euch diesen zauberhaften See besuchen – heute mit Wellen, wunderbar!
    herzliche Grüße
    Ulli

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    • Peter Klopp · January 30, 2019

      Bei diesem 120 km langen See kann es auch sehr stürmisch hergehen. Aber auch das ist ein wunderbarer Anblick, wenn die Wellen sich wie auf dem Meer auftürmen, natürlich nicht wenn man in einer Nussschale herumgetrieben wird. Haha!

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  3. Robert Parker · January 30, 2019

    Wonderful scenes, the clouds look like they’re just scraping over the mountains. And I admire your fortitude in lying on those rocks to get the shots! 🙂

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    • Peter Klopp · January 30, 2019

      Thank you for your kind comment and your admiration for my unusual manner in seeking new perspectives, Robert!

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  4. kopfundgestalt · January 30, 2019

    Rough sea. Ich kann mir garnicht vorstellen, da auf dem belly zu liegen and to take pictures!
    Charging internal batteries that’s what we have to do from time to time.
    On the canary Islands I searched for insects and looked for them on every single plant 🙂 That was in a way calming and refreshing.

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    • Peter Klopp · January 31, 2019

      Focussing on something can be very relaxing. Thank you for the kind comment, Gerry!

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  5. Amy · January 30, 2019

    You are a very committed photographer, lying on the ground in Canada in January. Wonderful photos. I never tire of watching the waves roll in.

    BTW—is Arrow Lake the lake where you first went fishing when you were working on the farm? Or nearby?

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    • Peter Klopp · January 31, 2019

      No, the lake, where I went fishing, was in the Rocky Mountains on the Alberta side. It always has been our dream to move with our family to B.C. with a more moderate climate and year round natural beauty.

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      • Amy · January 31, 2019

        I need to consult a map. You know they don’t teach us much geography (even US geography) here in the States.

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      • Peter Klopp · February 1, 2019

        Google Kelowna, which is a major centre three hours by car from us, then go east to the Lower Arrow Lake, where we live.

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      • Amy · February 1, 2019

        And where was the lake in Alberta?

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      • Peter Klopp · February 1, 2019

        I have no idea where Mr. Mueller had taken us. It must have been one of his secret fishing places.

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  6. Pure Glory · January 30, 2019

    Love the photos! Great job, Peter!

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  7. PlantsandBeyond · January 30, 2019

    Your lake is majestic, Peter, no matter what season it is. Thank you for sharing with us such beauty

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    • Peter Klopp · January 31, 2019

      The distance to the next major city is two hours over a mountain pass. So there is a price to pay for living in the beautiful corner of the Arrow Lake valley.

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      • PlantsandBeyond · January 31, 2019

        Oh wow – interesting , but rather this way then being in a midst of hustle and bustle of a busy city

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  8. Sarah · January 31, 2019

    Beautiful shots, Peter! I know all about lying on your belly to get a better photo and do it so often myself, much to the amusement of other people. 😉 It’s always worth the effort I find. But I can’t bring myself to do it in winter. 😄

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  9. Jodi · January 31, 2019

    what a beautiful place to walk!

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  10. arv! · January 31, 2019

    I love the second picture.

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  11. www.corneliaweber-photography.com · February 1, 2019

    Peter, such splendid images… I lay down on my belly a lot when photographing and get interesting looks from people all the time… especially when I do portraits at the beach in order to get the waves of the ocean as a beautiful background in the pictures, I always tell my clients that this is my usual setting… sitting… and not to laugh at me, children get a kick out of this. Have a great weekend my blogging friend, as the rain settles in here for a few days.

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    • Peter Klopp · February 2, 2019

      We may give cause for amusement and perhaps mockery with our odd way of taking picture. But the perspective from the ground results often in much better picture. Thank you so much, Cornelia, for your understanding!

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  12. Nurul Fitri Lubis · February 2, 2019

    Beautiful as always, Peter. But I compared with your posts last year, it seems you do not snow as much as last year. I might be wrong too. By the way, is the place where you are living now affected by polar vortex too? Since you are living on the North.. Please stay safe and warm wherever you are.

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    • Peter Klopp · February 2, 2019

      Yes, you observed correctly. There has been less snow so far in our area. But the winter is not over yet. Thank you, Nurul, for the good wishes! Peter

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  13. Stella, oh, Stella · February 6, 2019

    Thank you for taking the belly photo position, sometimes one does get the best photos that way. I do it sometimes as well, especially at the water edge. It gives such a great perspective, as your pictures are proof of … 🙂

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  14. Ankur Mithal · February 6, 2019

    “Splendour” captures the spirit of the place 🙂

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