Natural Splendour of the Arrow Lakes

Wednesday’s Photos

Tall Grasses, Wildflowers and a Bumblebee

Whether you believe it or not after a very wet spring the grasses along the edge of the Fauquier Golf Course grew up to two metres tall. Since I prefer the landscape format in photography there was no way that I was able to capture their full height. But I was generally very pleased with the results, especially with the setting sun shining through the luscious stalks. The bumblebee feasting on a wildflower – I am sure my blogging friend Steve would know its name – was the icing on the cake. Enjoy.

32 comments

  1. Amy · July 22

    There is something so serene and soothing about these photographs. Thank you, Peter, for making me take a deep breath.

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    • Peter Klopp · July 22

      For my wife and me it is serene and soothing to walk through these marvels of nature. Then we are inspired to capture the images on camera.

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      • Amy · July 23

        And I am so glad you do and that you share them with all of us!

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  2. Steve Schwartzman · July 22

    You’re fortunate to have fireweed up there. It was one of my delights when I visited Alberta, BC, and Montana in 2017.
    Do you know why you prefer the landscape format?

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    • Peter Klopp · July 22

      Oh, that is easy to answer. Many of my better photos I often show to friends and family on the big TV screen. To maximize the available screen most of my photos are in landscape format and edited for 16:9 dimension.

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  3. Pit · July 22

    Great pictures, Peter, I like the first one [the stalks set off against the blue sky] and that one with the setting sun just shining through them most.

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    • Peter Klopp · July 22

      These photos are also my favourites, Pit. Thank you for stopping by, Pit!

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  4. arv! · July 22

    Lovely pictures. You have a golf course in your town? wow! Must be fun!

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    • Peter Klopp · July 22

      It’s only a 9-hole course, but because of its location it is quite an attraction.

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      • arv! · July 22

        I’m sure it must be. It looks beautiful from the pictures.

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  5. Stella, oh, Stella · July 22

    Wildflowers can be so beautiful! The one with the sun shining through the stilks is my favourite though … it is very special, one really has to see it and take the photo, a moment later it might be gone.

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  6. shoreacres · July 22

    I enjoy grasses as much as flowers — and it’s double pleasure when the grasses are flowering. Lovely photos.

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    • Peter Klopp · July 22

      I have the same feelings about grasses. Sometimes I make a video of them swaying gracefully in the wind.

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  7. Labby · July 22

    Hallo Peter, die Stimmung am See hast du mit deinen tollen Bildern ganz fabelhaft eingefangen. Herrliche Naturaufnahnen. Liebe Grüße nach Kanada von Wolfgang

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  8. Pure Glory · July 22

    Peter, thank you for sharing all the beauty in your photographs. The grasses are beautiful. The pink fireweed is lovely along with the other flowers. Usually, we get huge fields of fireweed blooming, here in Alaska. However, a summer of rain every day has taken out many of the blossoms. Haze;

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    • Peter Klopp · July 22

      Too bad you had so much rain. Hopefully, the weather in Alaska will be more summer-like.

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  9. Robert Parker · July 22

    Beautiful wildflowers, and excellent shot with the sun coming through the grasses.

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    • Peter Klopp · July 22

      It took a little experimentation with the right camera position. I am so glad you liked the photos, Robert.

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  10. kopfundgestalt · July 22

    Bunblebees fotografiere ich eher wenig, da sie auf unserem Garten neben Honigbienen das Sagen haben.

    Schöne Graspaläste, Peter!

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  11. Peter, picture #4 sets the right mood for capturing summer grasses.

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    • Peter Klopp · July 22

      Thanks, Cornelia! The setting sun visible through the tall grasses is definitely a visual treat.

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  12. rabirius · July 25

    Again, very impressive pictures.

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  13. PlantsandBeyond · July 31

    All I have to do to make my day better is to look at your nature’s gifts, So bright and beautiful. How in a world do you do this Peter? I only wish you were here

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