Natural Splendour of the Arrow Lakes

Wednesday’s Photos

Of Bumble Bees and Wildflowers on Mt. Scaia

After we came back from our mountain road trip to Mt. Scaia and a thorough review and culling of pictures on my photo card, I still had fifty photos left worthy of publication on my blog. I believe that you understand the pain from your own experiences how difficult it is to eliminate so many images in order not to overwhelm your followers. So I broke my five-picture rule and decided to publish seven. At 7000 ft altitude, we relished the clean mountain air, the alpine flowers and the busy bumblebees visiting them. Enjoy.

Among the wildflowers Biene (Bee) is all smiles.
The Ubiquitous Fireweed in the Alpine Country
Bumblebee Visiting the Fireweed Flower
Looking North at the Monashee Mountains
Heading Straight to the Honey Pot
Gorgeous Mountain view
Different species of Bumblebee Feasting on a different Wildflower

34 Replies to “Natural Splendour of the Arrow Lakes”

  1. That last photo of the white flower is delightful. It looks like the straw flowers that were so popular when I was a kid. I had a doll that had a hat decorated with straw flowers — she’s long gone now, but the memories remain. The fireweed’s lovely, too. When I visited Alaska, many years ago, I didn’t realize that the beautiful flowers I photographed were fireweed. When I looked at them again a couple of years ago, I finally made the ID.

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  2. Peter- das sind so wunderschöne Aufnahmen, ich bin ganz begeistert!!! Mein Favorit ist natürlich das erste Foto mit der strahlenden Biene!!😄
    Bitte verzeih mir, dass ich dieses Jahr so wenig Antworten in Deinen Blog stelle, ich verfolge ihn immer,aber ich kann mich im Moment nicht so darauf konzentrieren, wie es sein müsste.Aber das wird sich wieder ändern, versprochen!👍
    Herzliche Grüße an Euch beide!
    Edda

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    1. Liebe Edda, jetzt erst komme ich dazu, deinen lieben Kommentar zu beantworten. Warst du doch eine der ersten, die gleich geschrieben haben. Vielen, vielen Dank! Ich verstehe dich 100%, dass du jetzt nicht so viel schreiben kannst. Allein, dass du trotzdem so lieb geschrieben hast, war einfach ganz toll. Biene und ich hoffen, bald wieder gute Nachrichten von Dieter und dir zu erhalten.

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  3. Biene’s smile is still the same as that on her young girl photos! 🙂
    But the bumblebees are not bad either 😉 , great photos! The first kind I have never seen before, it must be typical either for Canada or the mountains. What you call fireweed, we call Weidenröschen (meine Mutter nannte sie Trümmerblume, sehr prosaisch), and I think they are absolutely lovely. The white flower at the end with the yellow stamens sticking up is also very decorative.
    (Interesting, when I am thinking of my mother, I automatically change to German … )

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  4. Peter, thank you for sharing your beautiful flowers and scenery. So glad you broke your rule ob how many photos to share. Some of the photos remind me of Alaska, It is Fall here, with the leaves turning colors. Thank you for sharing your world, your photos were so enjoyable.

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  5. Biene looks just lovely. I understand you making choices of so many images, it happens to me all the time. But this is a great selection of the wild flowers around you. I guess being German I love wild flowers more over store bought flowers, it just brings in real nature and it’s real soul of the flower. Thank you for your beautiful sharing, Peter. Happy summer there where you are.

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    1. You are one of most faithful followers. You always write a fitting comment. Your compliments are touching me deeply, especially since I know that you are a professional photographer. Many greetings from Canada, Cornelia!

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  6. It is always painful to delete pictures from the similar-looking ones. Elimination is never easy.
    The picture of bumblebee and flowers are awesome. So much beauty around. This is paradise on earth!

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  7. Hooray again for the ubiquitous and never iniquitous fireweed. It’s Canada’s tall answer to Texas’s pink evening primrose, which resides in the same botanical family.
    How good that you caught a bee in mid-air in the fifth photograph.
    Maybe the altitude of 7 thousand feet influenced you to show 7 pictures. If so, and if you’d measured in meters, you’d only have been able to show 2 pictures.

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      1. I very much enjoyed the ubiquitous and never iniquitous fireweed too, Peter! 🙂 Steve is so gifted with words and does it with a humorous twist.

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