Natural Splendour of the Arrow Lakes

Wednesday’s Photos

Of Driftwood, Roots and Landscape Impressions

Last week I indulged in capturing a hover-fly feasting on the pollen of a daisy. On that same canoe trip, I could not resist taking photos of a driftwood sculpture and a beautifully shaped root formation laid bare by the constantly rising and falling lake level. Also the first rose hips have made their appearance, a sure sign that the fall season is upon us. Enjoy.

The sculpture would make a scary ghost on Halloween Night.
This was once a mighty tree before the flooding of the lake more than 50 yers ago.
Even on a dreary day the landscape exudes tranquillity and peacefulness.
Nothing here to disturb the peace.
The rose hips of the Alberta wild rose have made their first appearance.

25 comments

  1. Pit · October 14

    Treibholz und/oder Wurzelwerk sind immer wieder dankenswerte Motive.

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  2. Amy · October 14

    Great photos. My favorite is the one with the rose. The red contrast is so striking! And a rose that blooms in the fall—how wonderful.

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    • Peter Klopp · October 14

      Thank you, Amy! The wild rose in our region exerts a constant attraction for my photographic passion.

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  3. Steve Schwartzman · October 14

    You mentioned “nothing here to disturb the peace.” Have most people stopped visiting the lake now that it’s the middle of October?

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    • Peter Klopp · October 16

      Our lake is a little off the beaten track. Even in the summer, tourists aim to spend their time in the neighbouring Okanagon valley. Crowdy beaches and campgrounds are also a common sight during July and August. In October, my wife and I practically have the lake to ourselves.

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  4. Pure Glory · October 14

    Peter, your photos inspire peace and tranquility. Love the natural beauty. Thank you for sharing your canoe trip with your ewaders.

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  5. kopfundgestalt · October 14

    Very very peaceful there!
    “Nothing here to disturb the peace.”

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  6. Stella, oh, Stella · October 14

    Ah, the serene beauty of the lake! The striking colour of the hips!

    I do love the tree roots as well, they almost look as if they are moving.

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    • Peter Klopp · October 16

      Our imagination leads us to see so many things in the tree roots. One needs to come to them over and over again and in a different light or angle they take on new forms and shapes.

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  7. Robert Parker · October 14

    this lake region really is beautiful and tranquil looking. and you seem to have a real knack for finding interesting driftwood, this one looks like a happy creature frolicking and rocking back on its heels.

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  8. The first one made me laugh.

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  9. arv! · October 15

    Those tree trunks are a great reminder that we humans should leave nature on its own. Great pictures. I suppose the winter should set in early this year.

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    • Peter Klopp · October 16

      Let’s hope not. The winters are long enough the way they are, Arv!

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      • arv! · October 19

        The met dept has predicated early onset of winters here this time. I know winters in your part of the world is troublesome.

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      • Peter Klopp · October 20

        Snow is a problem here, especially for those who have to travel over our mountain passes.

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      • arv! · October 21

        I get that. It makes life diffiuclt.

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  10. shoreacres · October 16

    The contrast with the rose hips is lovely, but I especially like the photo just above it, with the layers upon layers of mountains receding into the distance.

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  11. Peter Klopp · October 16

    You have the eyes of a photographer, my friend. Thank you!

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  12. Jane Lurie · October 19

    Love your driftwood and tree roots images, Peter. What a gorgeous place – lucky you.

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    • Peter Klopp · October 20

      Thank you, Jane! Driftwood structures are fascinating and provide lots of opportunities for the photographer to take unusual pictures.

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  13. Ankur Mithal · October 24

    Your ‘Natural Splendour’ series never fails to inspire tranquillity and awe.

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