Natural Splendour of the Arrow Lakes

Wednesday’s Photos

The Slow but Steady Budding Process – Week 4

With daytime temperatures rarely going above 10 degrees C and continuing chilly nights, it is not surprising that my studies show an unusually slow progress in the development of the four plants: rose, lilac, magnolia and azalea . I am waiting for the magnolia flower to show its beauty before ending my studies. So we will go for another week or two. Our cherry tree is still holding back and is reluctant to display her bridal dress, which normally would be on display in the middle of April.  As a bonus photo, I will publish a photo of our lake and the local mountain with tons of snow on it still visible. Enjoy.

Bonus Photo

Ingarsol Mountain

35 comments

  1. PlantsandBeyond · April 29

    Yessss! To new life and new beginnings.

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  2. Stella, oh, Stella · April 29

    Da tut sich doch was. No development with my rhododendrons though …

    The piece of art looks like a giant stag beetle …

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    • Peter Klopp · April 30

      Wow, a monster, a dinosaur, and now a giant stag beetle! Thank you, Birgit!

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  3. Ruth · April 29

    The promise of Spring in full bloom. Lovely photos. Expectant.

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  4. arv! · April 29

    Love the perspective in the last shot

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  5. shoreacres · April 29

    There’s some obvious development now! Your bonus photo looks like a large, horizontal bud, but I don’t think it’s going to do much more opening, no matter how long you wait.

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  6. Dina · April 29

    That’s a lovely and very inspiring project, dear Peter. A wonderful tribute to Spring, new life and opportunities. Beautiful, cheerful and optimistically promising. 🙏🏻🍃🌱
    The bonus photo is a treat for sore eyes.
    Warm greetings to you both.xx

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    • Peter Klopp · April 30

      Thank you, you four on the other side of the Atlantic! The project created quite a bit of interest. After the rain today, I expect the budding to accelerate.

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  7. kopfundgestalt · April 29

    Interesting wood-creature, Peter 😀

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  8. Des · April 29

    It seems like buds take a little longer to open up that far north, Peter. This is a great series of photos giving us a realistic timetable how nature operates in the Arrow Lake area. Thanks for keeping with it! Des

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    • Peter Klopp · April 30

      You are welcome. It seems that the lettuce I started in the garden is thriving in this cool weather.

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  9. Pastor Cathy · April 29

    With daytime temperatures
    As a bonus photo,

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  10. GP Cox · April 29

    Isn’t it great that Spring could care less about the pandemic and still sends her flowers out to bloom!!

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  11. Su Leslie · April 29

    Such an interesting project Peter. I hope you get warmer temperatures and flowers soon.

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  12. Beautiful lake!

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  13. Robert Parker · April 29

    My gosh, can that be four weeks’ progress?! Very interesting study you’re doing here.
    We’ve gotten a big kick out of your wooden dinosaur, too!

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  14. Amy · April 29

    Good things are always worth waiting for. Hang in there, Peter!

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  15. Cornelia Weber-Pourmand · April 29

    Those buds are taking their time to develop into their destination of getting into full blooming. Loved the last image of the wooden piece, it’s up to many interpretations what ever comes to our mind, pretty interesting image.

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    • Peter Klopp · April 30

      Things are beginning to stir now. It’s about time so close to the month of May. Thank you, Cornelia!

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  16. Labby · April 30

    Hallo Peter, ja Frühjahr und Sommer kommen jeden Tag näher. So soll es auch sein. Gruss Wolfgang

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  17. rabirius · April 30

    Very interesting series. Excellent work, Peter.

    Liked by 1 person

  18. Ankur Mithal · May 2

    Their time will come 🙂

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  19. Lovely blue skies and lovely blue lake!

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