Natural Splendour of the Arrow Lakes

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Mountain Air, Wildflowers and Huckleberries

Last week I took my wife to one of our favourite huckleberry spots about a 1000 m above sea level. She was extremely grateful, as she is a passionate gatherer of all kinds of wild and garden berries. For those of you unfamiliar with huckleberries, they are a distant relative of the commercial blueberries. However, the huckleberries are superior in taste and nutritious value. The heat was bad and the mosquitoes even worse, but the extra pain was worth every minute of the ordeal. I used the opportunity to capture the scenery with my video camera. Enjoy.

Huckleberries among the Wildflowers

33 comments

  1. waldwolf41 · July 29

    Thank you, lovely video

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  2. kopfundgestalt · July 29

    Nice!
    Love to see your wife 🙂
    I love to drink Blueberry spritzer…

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  3. Pure Glory · July 29

    What a delightful video, to be able to enjoy the Huckleberry picking, view and wild flowers without the mosquitos. Thank you, Peter, for sharing this delightful video with us!

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  4. Anonymous · July 29

    Was that all? In college music we studied this composition and played it. Thanks for the life again.

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    • Peter Klopp · July 30

      I am so glad that the music brought back some sweet memories. And who may this ‘someone’ be?

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  5. Clanmother · July 29

    What a wonderful way to spend an afternoon. You reminded me of picking blueberries with my father when we lived. in North Manitoba.

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    • Peter Klopp · July 30

      Perhaps they were Saskatoon berries, which grow on higher bushes. I remember them from the time we lived in Alberta in the 70s.

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      • Clanmother · July 30

        We had Saskatoon berries as well as Pincherry trees. The blueberries grew wild north of 56, especially in areas where there had been bush fires. I remember mom making 200 blueberry pies that we enjoyed over the winter months. My dad was a minister so we had a lot of company.

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  6. crowcanyonjournal · July 29

    Nice video, Peter! I also enjoyed the music!

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  7. Amy · July 29

    Some day I have to see your part of the world. It just looks so idyllic. And what do you now do with all those berries? Eat them as is, make a pie, or can them?

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    • Peter Klopp · July 30

      Yes, you should as soon as the travel bans have been lifted, Amy. My wife freezes them, so we can enjoy them all winter.

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  8. shoreacres · July 29

    That’s a perfect choice of music for your video, and the landscape is gorgeous. Even those of us who aren’t blessed with huckleberries have them as part of our culture. There’s the famous cartoon character, Huckleberry Hound, and in the 1993 movie Tombstone, Doc Holliday uses a common southern expression: “I’m your huckleberry.” The general meaning of that phrase is, “Name the place, and I’ll go with you,” or “Name the job and I can do it.” It’s another way of saying, “I’d be happy to oblige you.”

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    • Peter Klopp · July 30

      I am so glad you like the video and the music. If the music does not fit in a video, it becomes mere background noise.

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  9. Svet Pavlovsky · July 29

    Beautiful nature as usual. I never heard of huckleberry but I will definitely check them out!

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  10. Stella, oh, Stella · July 29

    How nice, the berries look like the blueberries that grow wild in Lüneburger Heide. And then the suitable music for the berry picking … looks like Biene had success!

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  11. Su Leslie · July 29

    Beautiful

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  12. Such a happy video, along with the music, thank you Peter for sharing. Huckleberries make a delicious jam.

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  13. Robert Parker · July 30

    That was a very pleasant 59 seconds! Do you get the Juneberries/Saskatoons/Serviceberries there, too?

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    • Peter Klopp · July 31

      Just the Saskatoon berries. I am glad you liked the video, Robert.

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  14. Ann Coleman · July 30

    Wow! You found a lot of huckleberries! And I loved the video..the music went perfectly with the scenery of the flowers and berries.

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  15. arv! · July 31

    we don’t get these kinds of berries here so it is interesting to watch this video. The berries we have in our region requires us to travel in the rural landscape in order for us to witness them. Are these berries expensive to buy from your local market?

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    • Peter Klopp · July 31

      These berries need to picked in the wild and are not for sale in the stores, Arv!

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      • arv! · August 1

        oh! I thought you can also find some of these berries in the market

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  16. Jane Lurie · August 2

    Terrific video, Peter. I bet they are delicious freshly picked. I’ve had them in pies and they have a unique flavor.

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  17. Ankur Mithal · August 9

    Quite a catch. And a background score to match 🙂

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