Natural Splendour of the Arrow Lakes

Wednesday’s Photos

Rosehips, Geese and a Lonely Oak Leaf

The photos are about two or three weeks old. We had our first winter storm in mid-November with plenty of snow that threatened to stay. The rose hips scintillated with all the jewelry provided by the melting snow. The Canada geese nearby were searching successfully for green grass under the snowy blanket. What a delight it was for me to discover an oak leaf on the wintery golf course. Bedecked with raindrops and contrasting with the bright background the leaf at the end of its life cycle looked truly majestic. Enjoy.

31 comments

  1. Pit · December 16

    That first picture is PER.FECT! It’s like a lensball picture just with a drop of water.

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    • Peter Klopp · December 17

      This is a very good description of the rosehip. Thank you for your kind comment, Pit!

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      • Pit · December 17

        You’re welcome. 🙂

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  2. Stella, oh, Stella · December 16

    I can understand why you like the leaf so much! The hips are always a welcome colour dash in the winter landscape. We did not have any snow yet, but as I mentioned before, the last many years we got the first snow in January/February. The seasons are moving …

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    • Peter Klopp · December 17

      Winter has been very kind to us so far. After the snow, rain always followed and melted most of it away. I hope we will have a white Christmas this year.

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  3. Robert Parker · December 16

    A nice season album, even brown and fallen, that oak leaf does look very handsome. The geese look good, too, but they bring thoughts of roast goose for dinner, somehow I don’t think the geese would think that was a very jolly idea!

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    • Peter Klopp · December 17

      I am so glad you liked the oak leaf so much, Robert. The Canada geese in our area are extremely wary and it is very hard to get close enough for a decent picture. Perhaps when they see a human being they sense the danger of being roasted in the oven.

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  4. Pure Glory · December 16

    Beautiful! The rosehip is my favorite photo. Love the beauty you captured and shared, Peter. Thank you!

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    • Peter Klopp · December 17

      I guess we need colour in our lives when the sky is gray and the trees are bare.

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      • Pure Glory · December 17

        Yes, we do! Although I like snow, enjoy color to brighten up things! There is always something hidden in plain view!

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  5. crowcanyonjournal · December 16

    Nice pictures, Peter! I also liked your description of the jewelry on the rose hips.

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    • Peter Klopp · December 17

      Once in a while, I am overcome by my poetic streak. I am glad you liked my expression.

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  6. Su Leslie · December 16

    Your first photo is incredible Peter. Perfect for a Christmas card.

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  7. Amy · December 16

    These are fabulous—-I think Su is right—the geese and the rosehips make a perfect Christmas card (as I am one to judge!). Do you exhibit your photos in any galleries, Peter? I am sure there is a market for them.

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    • Peter Klopp · December 17

      Thank you, Amy! People can freely use them if they like to make greeting cards with them. I made quite a few of my photos available for free downloading at pixabay.com.

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      • Amy · December 17

        Good to know, Peter! You are very generous.

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  8. Beautiful captures, Peter, makes me missing real winter and rosehip jam, my favorite.

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    • Peter Klopp · December 17

      Winter here could be something too much of a good thing, Cornelia. So far Old Man Winter has been very kind to us.

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  9. shoreacres · December 16

    I’m most fond of the leaf, but the last photo of the geese and the lovely trees is exceptionally nice. I was surprised to see mention of rosehip jam, too. I didn’t realize such a thing was possible.

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    • Peter Klopp · December 17

      My wife tells me the jam tastes great but making it is very involved and laborious.

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  10. arv! · December 17

    Nice captures especially first and second shots. I suppose there is a lot of snow now.

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  11. Steve Schwartzman · December 18

    You did an excellent job isolating that droplet-decked oak leaf on a blanket of snow.

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  12. kopfundgestalt · December 18

    Das Blatt im Schnee ist das beste 🙂

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  13. Ann Coleman · December 18

    All great photos, but the details in the first two are amazing!

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    • Peter Klopp · December 19

      I am so glad you found the first two pictures especially appealing, Ann.

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  14. Ankur Mithal · December 20

    The geese look live a lively bunch. Are they seasonal visitors or year-round residents?

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