Natural Splendour of the Arrow Lakes

Wednesday’s Photos

Budding of some Selected Bushes in April

This is going to be a research project on the budding development of some of the bushes in our backyard. Every week for four weeks in a row, I will take pictures of the same buds, which I have clearly marked with a red ribbon. Each week when I publish a new set of pictures, I will stack them on top of the displays of the previous weeks to allow the viewer an opportunity to follow the magical development of the budding process we enjoy every spring. Enjoy. P.S. It is not too late to start your own research process in your neck of the woods.

April Week 1

Rose                                             Lilac                                       Magnolia                                    Azelia


Bonus Photo

IA-MG_0613 Blog

Canada Goose Ready for Take-off


  1. Des · April 8, 2020

    What a great idea, Peter! I’ve seen the plants budding in our yard as well, which is always uplifting. It’s be interesting to see how yours look in next week’s photos.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Peter Klopp · April 8, 2020

      You need good eyes to detect a difference, since we had a couple of very cold days, Des.

      Liked by 1 person

  2. Amy · April 8, 2020

    Wonderful idea! I look forward to the re-awakening of life—in your flowers and in all of us. Stay safe and healthy!

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  3. arv! · April 8, 2020

    Super. Watching it unfold will be so awesome

    Liked by 1 person

  4. susurrus · April 8, 2020

    You’ve picked a classic collection. I’ll look forward to seeing them develop.

    Liked by 1 person

  5. rabirius · April 8, 2020

    So beautiful…

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Stella, oh, Stella · April 8, 2020

    I am looking forward to your series!
    I am doing that with my rhododendrons this year. I took the first round of photos last week. They have developed very differently.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Peter Klopp · April 8, 2020

      I just checked the progress over last week. There hasn’t been much development, since we had a couple of cold days.

      Liked by 1 person

  7. crowcanyonjournal · April 8, 2020

    Good idea, Peter! I am looking forward to seeing your flowers change each week.

    Liked by 1 person

  8. Pure Glory · April 8, 2020

    Wonderful to be able to see them develop. Great idea.

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  9. shoreacres · April 8, 2020

    What a clever idea, Peter. I’m especially interested in watching that lilac. You’d better be careful — once that fragrance starts spreading, I might just sneak over there and pick a bouquet!

    Liked by 1 person

    • Peter Klopp · April 8, 2020

      Well, if you can travel that far under the corona virus restrictions, you can come any time. But be warned, the lilac bush will need another month to show its splendour.

      Liked by 1 person

      • shoreacres · April 8, 2020

        By that time, we’ll hope the restrictions are over! I did notice some gardenias blooming here today, and that surprised me a good bit. Their fragrance is almost as nice.

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  10. That’s such a splendid idea, Peter. I can’t wait to see how your buds are going to sprout into the blooming. Stay safe and healthy my friend.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Peter Klopp · April 9, 2020

      Right now they are evolving slowly, as the nights are still very cold. Thank you, Cornelia, and stay safe!


  11. Sartenada · April 8, 2020

    Hello Peter.

    Your idea is great! I do love it. I love the photo showing a Goose ready for take-off. Its Wong are fantastic.

    Stay safe and healthy.

    Liked by 1 person

  12. Ann Coleman · April 9, 2020

    Great idea, Peter! It will be fun to track the progress of the buds as they become blooms and leaves!

    Liked by 1 person

  13. PlantsandBeyond · April 9, 2020

    Love these buds. My fave is magnolia one. So fuzzy, must be pleasant to touch.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Peter Klopp · April 10, 2020

      There was not much progress with the buds, as we had quite a few very cold days. Thank you, Luda!

      Liked by 1 person

  14. Steve Schwartzman · April 12, 2020

    Let’s hope your research on buds turns you into a budding botanist.

    Liked by 1 person

  15. jml297 · April 12, 2020

    What an interesting project, Peter! And I love the shot of the geese getting ready to fly – just great 😊

    Liked by 1 person

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