Natural Splendour of the Arrow Lakes

Wednesday’s Photos

Of Tree Stumps, Mushrooms and Ferns

While my wife has been picking pine mushrooms in our nearby forests, I have been searching for objects that typically represent the autumn scene in our area. Old tree stumps and tree trunks have always fascinated me, as they so wondrously symbolize the end and the beginning of a new life cycle. Mushrooms are pushing through the forest floor to release their spores for the next growing season. Ferns are bending low under the weight of old age while retaining their graceful shapes of geometric patterns for us to admire. Of course, the brightly shining sunflower wheel must always be part of the visual presentation of the wonderful autumn season. Enjoy.

28 comments

  1. Robert Parker · 27 Days Ago

    Great album! I particularly like the ground level view of the mushrooms, and the group of ferns all pointing inward.

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    • Peter Klopp · 26 Days Ago

      Thanks, Robert! For the ground-level view one must be willing to humbly lie down on the ground.

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      • Robert Parker · 26 Days Ago

        I remember you recommending that, a couple of years ago, when I was taking photos of tiny mushrooms in the woods. It worked out very nicely here.

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  2. shoreacres · 27 Days Ago

    Every photo has something to offer. Like Rob, I enjoyed the ferns, and that remarkable sunflower. It looks as though it’s still in the process of developing, rather than fading.

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    • Peter Klopp · 26 Days Ago

      Alas, the beautiful sunflower in our frontyard has faded and succumbed to the first frost and snow.

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  3. Amy · 27 Days Ago

    These are beautiful photos, and the colors in them all make a great collage of autumn colors—golds, browns, yellows, and even a tinge of green.

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    • Peter Klopp · 26 Days Ago

      Thank you, Amy, for your kind comment on these fall photos. Let’s hope that we can enjoy the autumn colours a little longer before winter knocks at our doors.

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  4. waldwolf41 · 27 Days Ago

    I love moss

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  5. Ulli · 27 Days Ago

    Zauberhafte Bilder, lieber Peter!
    Liebe Grüße und dir und deiner Frau alles Gute,
    Ulli

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  6. Debra · 27 Days Ago

    Wonderful pictures. I wish I knew which mushrooms are edible. I really need to learn, we’ve got plenty growing in the area.

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    • Peter Klopp · 26 Days Ago

      Learn to identify first those that are edible and distinctly different from all the other mushrooms to avoid eating a poisonous one. Thank you for your kind comment, Debra!

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      • Debra · 23 Days Ago

        That’s probably a good approach.

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  7. Su Leslie · 27 Days Ago

    I love all of these photos Peter; especially the mushrooms.

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    • Peter Klopp · 26 Days Ago

      The mushroom picture seems to be everybody’s favourite. Thank you, Su!

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  8. crowcanyonjournal · 27 Days Ago

    Beautiful pictures, Peter! It looks like British Columbia is very calm during the Fall. Here in Northern California our week began with high, dry winds and power outages and fear of more wildfires. Pretty calm today, though. Maybe we will be more like British Columbia the rest of the week!

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    • Peter Klopp · 26 Days Ago

      That is what I am hoping for you, my friend. Best wishes for calmer days in your neck of the woods! Peter

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  9. Stella, oh, Stella · 26 Days Ago

    Great photos, Peter! I especially love the one with the mushrooms, I have never seen this kind before, they are so cute!

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    • Peter Klopp · 26 Days Ago

      I could not even tell the name of the mushrooms you like so much, Birgit!

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  10. Beautiful captures Peter, they remind me a lot of back home Germany.

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  11. arv! · 26 Days Ago

    What a visual treat this forest presents. My favorite is the second one. There must be many varieties of mushroom, how does one find out which one is edible?

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    • Peter Klopp · 26 Days Ago

      The best approach is to know the good edible varieties and for your safety leave the other mushrooms alone. We eat the pine mushrooms, the chanterelles and the lobster mushrooms. They grow in abundance here and are delicious.

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  12. kopfundgestalt · 26 Days Ago

    Das Sunweel leuchtet ja massiv und glasklar, Peter! Und die saftigen Farben sonst triefen schon fast aus dem Bildschirm, haha.

    Grüsse aus dem tiefroten Unterfranken

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  13. Ann Coleman · 25 Days Ago

    The detail in those photos is amazing!

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  14. floresphotographic · 24 Days Ago

    A lovely compilation of pictures Peter.

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  15. Ankur Mithal · 17 Days Ago

    Bewitching!

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