Natural Splendour of the Arrow Lake

Wednesday’s Photos

Thimbleberry Plants, Ferns and Wild Raspberry Bushes

The thimbleberry plants with their beautiful white flowers are blooming in great abundance right now at the Arrow Lake. Their fruit is almost inedible, as it has too many seeds and too little flavour. On one of their leaves I captured a fascinating bug taking a nap in the hot afternoon sun. Ferns are everywhere in the woods and their leaves forever impress me with their forms and shapes. In my search for new aspects of nature I also came across a wild raspberry patch, which attracted dozens of bumblebees. Ignoring the more attractive flowers of the ubiquitous thimbleberry, they zeroed in on the humble raspberry flower. They were too quick for me to catch them with my camera. Enjoy.

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35 Replies to “Natural Splendour of the Arrow Lake”

      1. Thanks. I would’ve asked if you’ve enjoyed thimbleberry fruit except that in your text you say it’s almost inedible. Not so the fruit of the Rubus trivialis that grows abundantly in Texas, which is delicious.

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  1. I am guessing you are now in the best part of the year. On the other side of the world, we are in the worst, with temperatures upto 47C (which is 116.6F). Waiting for the monsoon to break in the next three weeks.

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