Natural Splendour of the Arrow Lakes

Wednesday’s Photos

The buds are finally waking up. Week 5

A heavy rain and mild temperatures were the start signal for the buds to grow. I am especially impressed with the magnolia flower for finally showing its splendid colour. The only plant having to be content with less light and a cooler microclimate and therefore far behind the other buds is the azalea. Next week I will conclude this mini-study on the budding development of four of our backyard plants. The cherry trees are now in full bloom and show off their brilliant bridal garments. Enjoy.

April Week 1 TextApril week 2 TextWeek 3week 4week 5

Bonus Photo: A Violet from our BackyardvioletS




  1. Beautiful pictures shared

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  2. I wish I can grow violets here…beautiful flower!

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    • Peter Klopp · May 6, 2020

      These violets have never been planted. Mother Nature provided them free of charge and can be found in our backyard.


  3. Robert Parker · May 6, 2020

    A wonderful closeup of the violet. 👍

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  4. Stella, oh, Stella · May 6, 2020

    Yes, the violets are flowering, here as well, now I consider it spring!
    You have one of those rare red magnolias? Wow, they are quite spectacular!

    Not much development with my rhododendrons, it is a bit weird. My azaleas are also very sulky this year. We had 11 degrees plus today with a strong wind, brrrr.

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  5. Amy · May 6, 2020

    Yay! A sign of life, a sign of hope.

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  6. Lovely wild violet, loving your pictures, Peter.

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  7. Sartenada · May 6, 2020

    Hello Peter.

    Lovely flower photos. We had azaleas in our Small garden in 1992-2003. At those days we live on the countryside. I have few garden posts. Thank you showing us these wonderful photos.

    Have a good day!

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  8. Ann Coleman · May 7, 2020

    I especially like the violet, but all the photos were perfect depictions of the promise of Spring. Thanks, Peter!

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    • Peter Klopp · May 8, 2020

      Nature now has realized that it has some catching up to do in our neck of the woods.


  9. kopfundgestalt · May 8, 2020

    A lot of development.
    Here spring is at full swing. 🙂


  10. Steve Schwartzman · May 9, 2020

    Five weeks into the series, and finally a flower in column 3.

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    • Peter Klopp · May 9, 2020

      The sudden rise in temperature brought about an explosion of colour so pleasant to experience after the long drab months of winter.


  11. lindaswriting139996633 · May 29, 2020


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