Natural Splendour of the Arrow Lakes

Wednesday’s Photos

Green is the Colour of Hope

As we are rapidly approaching Christmas, I would like to share a few photos with you where green and red are the dominant colours. Nature is at rest, all the flowers have disappeared from our fields, the bright and cheerful leaves have fallen to the ground, and here in our Northern climes, we are now looking at a bare landscape. Yet all our conifer trees except for the larches keep their verdant attire. For me, they are the symbol of hope in an over-commercialized world where nature is being exploited and trees are primarily viewed as material wealth. Old tradition has always kept nature in high esteem. Coming originally from Germany, I brought some of the Christmas customs to Canada that are not very well known here. One of them is the Advent wreath with its four candles symbolizing the four Sundays before Christmas. And a sprinkle of red provided by the rose hips goes well together with the green. This will be my last post in 2020. I will resume my blogging activity in the New Year. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Merry Christmas!

30 Replies to “Natural Splendour of the Arrow Lakes”

  1. Thanks to you I now know what rose hips are since we have tons of them on our property! Your video and pictures definitely help me get into the Christmas spirit. I wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas and a wonderful New Year, Peter!

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  2. Red and green are also for me the basic colours for Christmas. The green conifers and the red hips. They brighten up the bleak landscape.

    Have a nice Christmas, you and Biene, and I hope to see you in good health in the new year!

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  3. While the reds and greens in your photos delight the eye, and are quite seasonal, the photo of the snow covered trees and the moon is my favorite. It seems imbued with the same spirit that underlies the famous Christmas carol: Stille Nacht, heilige Nacht… There are many German Lutheran congregations in Texas where the hymn is sung in German on Christmas Eve. It’s a wonderful experience; I hope your Christmas is as wonderful.

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  4. Between Christmas and New Year I am taking a break from blogging. I will not be able to respond to your posts with likes and comments until the New Year. Best wishes to you all! Peter

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