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







  1. Pit · October 9, 2019

    Wonderful! I wish we could plant flowers like these in our yard. But here with us, they’d only be deer fodder. 😦 All the more I enjoy the pictures. Keep them coming!

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    • Peter Klopp · October 9, 2019

      It is the work of my wife, who planted all these flowers. I merely took pictures of them. I see you too have a deer problem. They have an appetite for tulips here in BC.

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      • Pit · October 10, 2019

        Here tey seem to habe an appetite for (nearly) everything but grass. I really wish they’d like that and help me mowing! 😉

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  2. Nurul Fitri Lubis · October 9, 2019

    Beautiful images, Peter. They’re all pretty..

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  3. thecedarjournal · October 9, 2019

    Beautiful- but no freezing temperatures at this time of year is very concerning.

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    • Peter Klopp · October 9, 2019

      Indeed, a definite sign of our warming planet here so far north on the globe! Worrisome!

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  4. Robert Parker · October 9, 2019

    A very cheery post! And that dahlia shot is pretty spectacular. 🙂

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    • Peter Klopp · October 9, 2019

      I am glad the flowers were able to cheer you up, Robert.


  5. Stella, oh, Stella · October 9, 2019

    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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    • Peter Klopp · October 9, 2019

      As I mentioned elsewhere, it is very unusual for our region not to experience any frost. The great benefit is that our flowers keep on blooming. Thank you, Brigit!

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  6. Su Leslie · October 9, 2019

    Beautiful. Flowers bring such joy, and to be able to see them without leaving home is especially good.

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  7. That’s pretty amazing, that you have such a “Blumenpracht” in your yard for this time of the year. Thank you sharing your beautiful images , so we all can enjoy your flowers.

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  8. crowcanyonjournal · October 9, 2019

    Beautiful flowers, Peter. Deer have eaten most of our flowers this year, too.

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    • Peter Klopp · October 9, 2019

      As cute as deer are to the city folks, there are often a terror to the gardener. Thanks for dropping by!


  9. kopfundgestalt · October 9, 2019

    I especially like Marigold.
    Don’t stick to the 5 photo rule at any rate. I lloked at every one closely. 🙂

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  10. Amy · October 10, 2019

    Gorgeous shots, Peter! Such vibrancy!! But I fear that this shift in the seasons is a sign of climate change and worse things to come…

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  11. Ann Coleman · October 10, 2019

    You take wonderful photos, Peter!

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  12. shoreacres · October 11, 2019

    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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    • Peter Klopp · October 12, 2019

      Perhaps I have to break my rule more often. But a few very good images are better than a hundred mediocre ones. Thanks for the kind comment, my friend!

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  13. Steve Schwartzman · October 15, 2019

    One reason large sunflower heads appeal to me is that the spirals of seeds exemplify the Fibonaacci numbers.

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  14. Anonymous · October 17, 2019

    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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    • Peter Klopp · October 17, 2019

      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


  15. jml297 · October 18, 2019

    Gorgeous blooms, Peter! The dahlia against the bright blue sky was a highlight for me 😊

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  16. Anonymous · October 19, 2019

    Spectacular! Most of these flowers seem to be global citizens.

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  18. PlantsandBeyond · October 21, 2019

    So gorgeous. Lost for words

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