Natural Splendour of the Arrow Lakes

Wednesday’s Photos

First Sunny Weekend in 2020

On the first Sunday in February, my wife and I decided to take advantage of the first sunshiny weekend of the year. The road down to our favourite campsite was so buried in deep snow that we had to park our car on the main road. Fortunately, the partially melted snow cover had frozen so hard that we could easily walk down to the beach without any trouble. The sun felt warm in spite of the subzero temperature. It was an invigorating hike, and the photos, which I took home and I have chosen for today’s post,  were an additional bonus. Enjoy.



  1. shoreacres · February 12, 2020

    The landscape is beautiful, of course; the combination of water and sky is very pleasing. Still, my favorite photo is the one showing the cones and branches. The play of light on the cones and the presence of old needles both help to make it an appealing shot.

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    • Peter Klopp · February 12, 2020

      Thank you! I also thought that the pine cone was somrthing special.


  2. Robert Parker · February 12, 2020

    I did enjoy these, very much! In the third shot, you superimposed that dead limb very cleverly, I blinked at my first glance, because it seemed like a second reflection of the hillside behind it, that’s neat.

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  3. Su Leslie · February 12, 2020

    It is certainly a beautiful place Peter — though it does look very cold! Thanks for sharing it with us

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    • Peter Klopp · February 12, 2020

      We definitiely live in a four season country, where winter takes a prominent place here.

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  4. Ulli · February 12, 2020

    Wunderbare Bilder, lieber Peter, ganz besonders das letzte hat es mir angetan, eine schöne Dynamik hast du hier festgehalten!
    herzliche Grüße

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    • Peter Klopp · February 12, 2020

      Vielen Dank! Das erfreut mich sehr, liebe Ulli, Hast du den Sturm oder gar Orkan gut überstanden?

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      • Ulli · February 12, 2020

        Ja, es hat zwar in der Nacht von Montag auf Dienstag sehr beängstigend gerappelt, dafür ist aber dann eben doch alles heile geblieben. Darüber bin ich sehr froh! Auf meiner Fahrt heute ins Tal sah ich allerdings einiges an Windbruch. Es scheint, dass die Bäume hier sehr gesund sind!
        Liebe Grüße

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  5. Stella, oh, Stella · February 12, 2020

    Ah, your wonderful arrow lake … The cones are an eye catcher … but the last photo made me look several times. To me it looked as if there were mountains hanging in the air, but in the end I could see that it was dead wood. You got me there … again … 😉

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  6. Clanmother · February 12, 2020

    Spectacular views – I felt like I was there with you and your wife. What I love most about photography is its ability to stop time, preserve moments that will never be again.

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  7. Amy · February 12, 2020

    Such clarity! You can feel the icy purity of the water.

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  8. · February 12, 2020

    Your impressions of the first sunny day are most beautiful, Peter, they are strong and picturesque. May I send you some sun from California.

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  9. tanjabrittonwriter · February 12, 2020

    I am glad you and your wife were able to reach the lake. It would have been a shame to miss these beautiful sights!

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  10. Sartenada · February 12, 2020

    What a wonderful place, Soul rests there. It was a great joy to see your beautiful photos. Thank you.

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  11. arv! · February 13, 2020

    Beautiful landscape, as always. My personal favorites? The first and second pictures!

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    • Peter Klopp · February 14, 2020

      Thank you, Arv! Your comments are always appreciated.


  12. Ann Coleman · February 13, 2020

    Those are such beautiful and peaceful photos! And I’m impressed you braved below zero temps to take them!

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  13. Ankur Mithal · February 16, 2020

    The colours seem darker than usual. Perhaps the influence of the season. For us in Delhi, an unusually harsh winter, for Delhi, seems to be giving way to an early spring.

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  14. Nurul Fitri Lubis · February 19, 2020

    Beautiful landscape of Arrow lakes. It’s beautiful in each season.

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  15. kopfundgestalt · February 24, 2020

    tremeneous last pic! very irritating 🙂

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