Natural Splendour of the Arrow Lakes

Nature – The Greatest Artist

Let your eyes roam over a beautiful landscape and you will discover nature’s artwork in a stunning mountain scenery, in a cascading waterfall, in the undulating waves of the ocean, or in the small world of flowers and insects visiting them. Today, my focus is on the driftwood sculptures shaped by the natural forces like wind, sun and frost. These photos were all taken on a recent excursion to ‘our’ island. Enjoy.

33 comments

  1. Pit · 16 Days Ago

    Wonderful shots of those gnarled old trees and the beauty and tranquillity of the lake.

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  2. Pure Glory · 16 Days Ago

    Beautiful! It is so beautiful.The scenery is stunning.

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  3. Amy · 16 Days Ago

    Driftwood has always fascinated me as a lifelong beach lover! Great shots.

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  4. Robert Parker · 15 Days Ago

    All sorts of interesting driftwood creatures seem to be walking around that beach!

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    • Peter Klopp · 15 Days Ago

      Indeed they often walk around with the rising and lowering of the perennial lake level.

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  5. Stella, oh, Stella · 15 Days Ago

    Very nice specimen you found there. The second one is especially intriguing. I can see totally different things in it, depending on from where I am looking.
    “Your” lake is a little paradise.

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    • Peter Klopp · 15 Days Ago

      You can look at these pieces of driftwood from so many angles and see so many different things in them.

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  6. Des · 15 Days Ago

    I remember you posted some similar shots in the past, I think it was in the evening and they were quite eerie! I don’t remember if they were from “your island” or not. I do like the pictures of these old driftwood tree trunks.

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    • Peter Klopp · 15 Days Ago

      I am fascinated by these driftwood beauties and I did publish the artwork of nature a few times before. The previous photos were not from the island we have recently visited. Thanks for your kind comment, Des!

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  7. shoreacres · 15 Days Ago

    Driftwood’s always fascinating. The pieces I find on our beaches aren’t so large and complex; these really are special.

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    • Peter Klopp · 15 Days Ago

      The sad part of the driftwood here is that these creations are the result of the flooding of the valley in the 1960s. The stark beauty of the driftwood serves as a reminder of this tragic event in our valley.

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  8. arv! · 15 Days Ago

    Well said. Nature is the biggest artist. There’s beauty in those patterns of an old tree

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  9. I always wonder about the story of driftwood, where it came from and by what circumstances it had been shaped. Loving you images Peter

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    • Peter Klopp · 15 Days Ago

      The story of the driftwood in the Arrow Lakes region is a sad one. Entire forests were cut when the dams were built in the 1960s and the valley was flooded.

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  10. Labby · 15 Days Ago

    Hallo Peter, wunderschön. Die Natur ist wirklich der größte Künstler und Baumeister. LG Wolfgang

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    • Peter Klopp · 15 Days Ago

      Ja, du hast völlig recht. Man muss nur seine Augen öffnen, um all die Schöpfungen der Natur zu sehen und erkennen.

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  11. Debra · 14 Days Ago

    I have a friend who makes art from driftwood collected from the East coast of southern Scotland. He would love your discoveries.

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    • Peter Klopp · 14 Days Ago

      I find that driftwood is quite an exciting medium for all kinds of arts and craft.

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  12. Ankur Mithal · 12 Days Ago

    I doubt if any artist could come up with the shapes and forms nature so casually keeps throwing up.

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    • Peter Klopp · 12 Days Ago

      I believe that one can only be a great artist unless one is first being inspired by the art to be found in nature.

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  13. Sartenada · 9 Days Ago

    Hello Peter.

    Your title of this post says everything! I had to scroll up and down few times to admire your stunning photos! Very enjoyable. Thank you.

    Have a good day!

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    • Peter Klopp · 9 Days Ago

      Thank you for your compliment, Sartenada! Much appreciated!

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  14. Steve Schwartzman · 8 Days Ago

    Do those tree remains ever get a coating of ice in the winter? Does that lake freeze over?

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    • Peter Klopp · 7 Days Ago

      In winter the tree remains are often covered in ice and yes, the lake occasionally freezes over every ten years or so.
      Phantom of Bygone Days Suspended in Air and Ice

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      • Steve Schwartzman · 7 Days Ago

        Assuming you enjoy seeing things frozen over, let’s hope the winter that we’re now headed for will be one of those.

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  15. Dina · 6 Days Ago

    Lovely images, Peter. My favourite is the first one with the inviting view over the lake to the mountains in the background. The shapes and forms of the driftwood are so impressive.

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