Natural Splendour of the Arrow Lakes

Wednesday’s Photos

Advent Impressions

Signs of the approaching winter are now beginning to tell us in our neck of the woods that the dark season is upon us. But for those, who keep the candle burning in their hearts and have their eyes wide upon for the wonders of God’s creation, the brightness of the snow and the green colours of branches bring joy in fond anticipation of Christmas. It is a time for reflection away from the hustle and bustle of last-minute shopping in the peace and quiet of a landscape at rest. Enjoy.

Please note this is the last post before Christmas. I need to take some time off for the family. I wish all my readers a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

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Serene Winter Scene

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Nature’s Advent Wreath

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Ice Flowers Growing on a Windshield

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Ever-Green Cedar Branches

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Snow-capped Ornamental Thistles

Something very touching is the following video a friend had passed on to me yesterday.

33 comments

  1. Amy · December 18

    Merry Christmas, my friend. Enjoy your family, and may 2020 be a year of peace. May there be no more soldiers killing each other or people hating each other.

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  2. Ruth · December 18

    Splendor, indeed. So lovely. Wishing you a wonderful 2020 Peter. Thanks for always leaving a good word and like on the blog. Best from Ruth in Pittsburgh

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    • Peter Klopp · December 19

      Best wishes for 2020! Thanks for your comments and likes throughout the year, Ruth!

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  3. Robert Parker · December 18

    Beautiful photos, Peter.
    Best wishes for a happy and peaceful new year, RPT.

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  4. chmjr2 · December 18

    May this be a very Merry Christmas and a much happier and peaceful New Year.

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  5. shoreacres · December 18

    The images themselves are peaceful and pleasing, Peter. Merry Christmas to you and yours, and every good wish for the New Year!

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  6. Stella, oh, Stella · December 18

    Peter, your photos are just pure art again, exactly my taste, the beauty of the detail. (Not that I don’t like your landscapes … 😉 )

    Good that I finished my story then, is it not? How would you have coped with the suspense? Haha! I will also be offline as long as our visitors are here.

    A wonderful Christmas to you and your family … und einen guten Rutsch in das Neue Jahr!
    Alles Liebe von Steffen und Birgit aus Dänemark

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  7. Pure Glory · December 18

    Peter, again your photos are gorgeous. Thank you for sharing your world. Merry Christmas to you and Biene and your family. Enjoy the precious time together. 🙂 Hazel

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  8. Ulli · December 18

    Ach Peter, welch eine Freude du Woche für Woche mir mit deinen schönen Fotos machst! Besonders gefällt mir die Distel mit Schneekappe.
    Alles Gute für dich,
    herzlichst, Ulli

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  9. rabirius · December 18

    Amazing, calm and peaceful.
    Great images.

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  10. crowcanyonjournal · December 18

    Beautiful photos, Peter! And a stirring song from Celtic Thunder! Merry Christmas, Peter, to you and your family!

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  11. floresphotographic · December 18

    Enjoy your break. Lovely pictures from Arrow Lakes.

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  12. Edda · December 18

    Von Herzen alles Liebe und Gute für Euch beide Peter! Es soll ein glückliches,schönes Jahr 2020 für Euch werden!
    All readers a Happy New Year!!
    Edda

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  13. Labby · December 18

    Hallo Peter, dir und deiner Familie auch von mir frohe Weihnachten und ein gutes neues Jahr. Wünsche dir auch noch viel Zeit für deine Familie. Viele Grüsse auch an die Familie von Wolfgang

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  14. Beautiful images filled with peace and tranquility , just what I wish you. Enjoy a wonderful Christmas, Frohe Weihnachten mit deiner Familie dear Peter. Joy and blessings to you for the New Year.

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  15. Su Leslie · December 18

    Beautiful images Peter. Wishing you and your family a joyous Christmas, and may 2020 be kind to you all.

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  16. arv! · December 18

    These pictures convey that winter is already here. My favorite is the second one.

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  17. The Cedar Journal · December 19

    Love the ice flowers on the windshield! Enjoy your time during the holidays.

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  18. Endless Weekend · December 19

    I like how your photos disproved the “dead” part of “dead Id winter”, with vibrant reds, whites, greens, and blues! 🙂

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  19. Ann Coleman · December 19

    What a lovely Advent post, Peter! Merry Christmas to you and your family!!!

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  20. Ankur Mithal · January 4

    Even though it does not get to freezing here, the days of just a few hours of sunlight, and many even without with the winter fog and occasional cloud, are a nightmare. A few weeks of cold weather, in a generally hot place, are welcome. But I wish the sun stayed put.
    Wish you a wonderful 2020, Peter!

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