Splendour of the Arrow Lakes

Wednesday’s Photos

Week 2 of Bud Development Study

As one can clearly see, there has not been much change during the past week. The main reason for this slow development is that the night temperatures were still dipping below the freezing point and most days were sunny but very cool. It seems to me that nature does not follow the human calendar, but rather takes clues from her environment, such as temperatures, length of the day time, perhaps even the angle of the sun. I am looking forward to some significant progress next week.

April Week 1 Text

April week 2 Text

Rose                                             Lilac                                       Magnolia                                    Azalia

Bonus Photo: The First Crocus


I hope you all had an enjoyable and worry-free Easter Weekend.




  1. shoreacres · April 15, 2020

    And sometimes temperature doesn’t make as much difference as length of daylight. I’ve had plants begin to grow, bud, and sometimes even bloom when I thought it was entirely too cold for them. What do I know? Not as much as the plants, that’s for sure!

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    • Peter Klopp · April 16, 2020

      Thank you for providing some valuable additional info!


  2. Pure Glory · April 15, 2020

    Love the photo of the flower. If it is anything like Alaska, the blooming of the buds will happen quickly. We still have much snow and at least another month before the budding comes. But here once the buds swell on the trees, they open quickly. But it is still winter, although the swans have started migrating through our area. I am sure that next week, you will see more progress in the buds. Have a great day, Peter!

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  3. Pit · April 15, 2020

    Very lovely (first) crocus! 🙂
    Take care, and stay healthy,

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Amy · April 15, 2020

    To the contrary! I see lots of progress. And I love that it is happening slowly enough that you can capture it!

    Liked by 1 person

    • Peter Klopp · April 16, 2020

      I expect to document more dramatic change as the weather eventually warms up.

      Liked by 1 person

      • Amy · April 16, 2020

        Nature never stops surprising us.

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  5. Robert Parker · April 15, 2020

    Beautiful sunny color on the crocus. In your other photos, the absence of change over a week seems pretty surprising, but interesting idea to track this. Well, we’re expecting some sunshine tomorrow, and 40’s=50’s F. this week, so things should begin to pop! Thank you for posting this study, it’s interesting. 🙂

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    • Peter Klopp · April 16, 2020

      When change will finally come, it will be in high-speed mode. I expect Nature to literally explode within a very short time. Thank you for your visit and kind comment, Robert!

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  6. Des · April 15, 2020

    Amazing how these little buds survive the freezing nights. It’s interesting to compare them to last week…they’re all pretty in their own way.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Peter Klopp · April 16, 2020

      As soon as it warms up a bit and the nights no longer bring us freezing temperatures, I expect nature literally explode within a few days.

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  7. GP Cox · April 15, 2020

    Thanks for the latest visit to your beautiful lakes, Peter.

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  8. Su Leslie · April 15, 2020

    Lovely image Peter; full of joy and hope


  9. floresphotographic · April 15, 2020

    The leaves are starting to grow here and we have quite a few flowers out in the hedgerows!

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  10. Stella, oh, Stella · April 15, 2020

    That’s more progress than my rhododendrons are showing … same here, very cold nights, sunny but cold days, and today stormy again …

    The crocus is a little sunshine in itself, such a beautiful colour!

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  11. crowcanyonjournal · April 15, 2020

    That’s a beautiful crocus, Peter!

    Liked by 1 person

  12. kopfundgestalt · April 17, 2020

    Lovely, that crocus. Seems to me that you are at least one month behind.
    Here spring is in full swing! 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  13. Steve Schwartzman · April 18, 2020

    Good for you for being so diligent in your documentation of buds. You’re our ombudsman.

    Liked by 1 person

  14. Ankur Mithal · April 18, 2020

    And here we are, already flirting with 40C 😦

    Liked by 1 person

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