Natural Splendour of the Arrow Lakes

Wednesday’s Photos

Winter Retreating Slowly from the Arrow Lakes

Last weekend under a bright sunny sky, my wife and I went for a leisurely stroll over the local golf course in search of more signs of spring. More and more patches of green had emerged from under the snow. The Canada geese were honking happily at the sight of some fresh grass. The catkins were ready to blow their pollen into the wind,  buds even on the pine trees were already swelling, and the clouds darkening Ingarsol Mountain added drama to the otherwise cheerful scene. Enjoy.

35 Replies to “Natural Splendour of the Arrow Lakes”

  1. I wish I had your ability to capture wildlife the way you do. We took a lovely walk this afternoon and saw geese and swans, but my photos are a blur.

    I was surprised to read that you have a golf course nearby. Somehow I imagined you living too far from civilzation to be near one!

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  2. As usual splendid captures of Yours, Peter, your photography is really amazing. Thank you for sharing. Here in Southern California, all the wild flowers are blooming so wonderfully, I still go for walks in the nature, because it is so soothing for me. Stay safe and healthy my friend.

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  3. All of the photos are wonderful, but I’ll confess that the little patch of remaining snow is especially appealing. I suppose that’s because time’s a-passing, and those of us on the Texas coast know what’s coming: warm, hot, and flat miserable! What are the tubular green thingies? I think they must be a rush, or some other kind of aquatic plant. It’s a neat photo.

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    1. I would like to know myself what these tubular green thingies are. They must have kept their colour in spite of being covered by snow all winter long. Thanks for the compliment!

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  4. Horsetails always make for interesting photographic subjects. The article at

    https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2011/08/01/hunting-horsetails

    makes this connection:

    “Horsetails have jointed segments telescoping one into the next, the segments getting smaller toward the growing apex. The segments grow smaller in such a regular way that the seventeenth-century Scottish mathematician John Napier, it is said, was inspired by them to invent logarithms.”

    Let’s hope that’s true.

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    1. You are right, Janis, they are catkins. When the wind blows throw through them, they create clouds of pollen that some people are allergic to. Thank you for the compliment! I appreciate it very much.

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