Natural Splendour of the Arrow Lakes

October Flowers in our Yard

A very late Spring with a lot of cool and rainy weeks had caused nature to get a slow start. Consequently, our fruit trees blossomed four weeks late. There are still Grafenstein and Red Delicious apples that need to be picked, almost an entire month behind schedule. It is also very unusual in our region not to have experienced any frost during the night so late in the season. Thus, being such a special fall, I decided to focus on the many flowers still blooming in our yard. I know that Luda, a blogging friend living in Florida, will be smiling about my enthusiasm coming from the northern climes. Down there seem to be flowers all year round. But all those who have already struggled with snow on the mountain passes will be amazed at mother nature’s beauty down in the Arrow Lakes valley. Please excuse me for breaking my five-photo-rule. Enjoy.

















Ornamental Sunflower






33 thoughts on “Natural Splendour of the Arrow Lakes

  1. Was für eine Farbenpracht! It must be so nice to have this view right now at this time of the year. I only had four dahlias, and they died when we had this night frost so suddenly for only one night. But some others are still flowering.

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  2. I’m always surprised by the dahlias. I always enjoy it when people post them, because I’m not sure I’ve ever seen one in real life! I grew up with each of these flowers (apart from the dahlias) and it’s always a treat to see them. The multi-colored marigolds are especially nice — I’m glad you broke your five-photo rule!

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  3. Thanks Peter beautiful flower pics here in Surrey we had a few cold night s and most of my flowers are kaput..have a great day and thanks for your great article s i read everything and enjoy them all g keep it up greeting Helmuth

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    • Thank you, Helmuth! I am glad you like reading my blog. Here too most of our flowers have not survived after two nights of frost. Best wishes and lots of love to you and your family! Peter


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