Natural Splendour of the Arrow Lakes

Wednesday’s Photos

February Impressions

There is normally not much sunshine in February in our neck of the woods. When there is, one needs to go out to soak up enough of the sun’s invigorating energy to carry us through the next gray and depressing period. On those bright occasions, I always carry my camera ready to capture the beauty of the winter landscape. Enjoy.

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Waiting for the clouds to lift

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Finally, a blue sky to enhance the landscape

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A rosehip’s head and nose covered by snow crystals

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Snow Sculpture 1

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Snow sculpture 2

23 comments

  1. Robert Parker · February 26

    The sunlit vistas are beautiful.
    And the snow sculptures look like heads, poking up out of the drifts! That’s great! 🙂

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    • Peter Klopp · February 26

      As much as we like the snow, there should be a limit to how much a region should get. I’d rather post tree stump and driftwood sculptures. Thank you for your kind comment, Robert!

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  2. shoreacres · February 26

    The first photo is so fine. We flatlanders always love a good mountain range, and this one’s so nicely decorated. The snow sculptures reminded me of the end of winter in Iowa, when dirty snow was the order of the day, and a inch of fresh snow could spiff up the landscape a good bit.

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    • Peter Klopp · February 26

      Good observation! A dusting of snow will cover the grime and dirt quite well.

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  3. Stella, oh, Stella · February 26

    You really have winter … we had a bit of snow away from the coasts, not where we live.

    I do adore the hip!

    I saw two playing puppies or bear cubs in the first snow sculpture and a head in the second (did you help a bit … 😉 )

    Have a nice day!

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    • Peter Klopp · February 26

      These natural snow sculptures are everywhere. One just needs to point the camera with the right perspective. I solemnly declare that these scuptures have not been tampered with. Have a great day, Birgit!

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      • Stella, oh, Stella · February 27

        I was just pulling your leg, Peter … 😉 … but you know that … Today is band day, that’s usually a fun day. We have a new drummer.

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      • Peter Klopp · February 27

        I guess there will be another youtube presentation soon.

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      • Stella, oh, Stella · February 27

        I am not sure, how soon we will make videos with the band … we still have to get used to each other …

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  4. Ulli · February 26

    Wenigstens bei dir scheint doch alles im Lot zu sein! Heute hat es hier zwar auch wieder geschneit, aber schon jetzt weiß man, dass dies nicht zu einer Haufenbildung führen wird.
    Danke Peter, für diese winterliche Augenweide.
    Liebe Grüße
    Ulli

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    • Peter Klopp · February 26

      Narzissen und Krokusse liegen noch tief unter dem Schnee versteckt, Ich kann kaum abwarten, bis der Lenz auch bei uns in Kanada erscheint.

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      • Steve Schwartzman · February 27

        I couldn’t help noticing the similarity between German Lenz and English Lent, which comes as we’re getting close to spring. When I looked up the etymology of the two words, sure enough, both come from the same root as long, because this is the time of year when the days lengthen as we move out of winter.

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  5. arv! · February 26

    The first picture really conveys the beautiful landscape you have around. Living in a place where sun rules almost throughout the year, it is difficult to understand the grey you have to experience. Great captures

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    • Peter Klopp · February 26

      Thank you so much for your appreciative comment, Arv! I am glad you like the photos.

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  6. Pure Glory · February 26

    Peter, your photos brighten my day! Snow and sunlight light up February. Thank you for sharing.

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  7. Peter, I viewed your post with much delight, since here in Southern California at the coast, of course we don’t get snow at all, unless I travel into the county, north of Los Angeles. The last image appears to me like a face laid down. Many greetings to you, Peter.

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    • Peter Klopp · February 26

      Cornelia, like with everything there is sometimes too much of a good thing. We are beginning to tire of the white stuff. But we shoul not complain. We are getting more sunshine and the days are getting longer. Best wishes! Peter

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  8. Sartenada · February 26

    Hello Peter.

    Very enjoyable photos. I loved to see those landscapes and my favorite photos was the one with snow crystals. Thank you.

    Have a nice day!

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    • Peter Klopp · February 27

      Snow crystals are fascnating objects to photograph. I will try to capture them more often. Thanks!

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  9. Ann Coleman · February 27

    True winter beauty!

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  10. kopfundgestalt · February 27

    Not much snow here. Only a few hours of snowfall today. Tmorrow everything will get to normal!

    Many thanks for your pics, Peter!

    Liked by 1 person

  11. Ankur Mithal · February 29

    The life-giving energy of the Sun can never be ignored. Despite living in a hot hot climate, the Sun is still welcome.

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