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 comments

  1. Amy · December 23

    Wonderful photos as always, Peter! I wish you and your family a joyous Christmas and for all a much better year in 2021. Stay safe, and stay healthy!

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  2. Pit · December 23

    A Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you and yours,
    Pit

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  3. Des · December 23

    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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    • Peter Klopp · 30 Days Ago

      Indeed that is what we all need now, a little bit of cheerfulness to get into the Christmas spirit. Merry Christmas, Des!

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  4. Stella, oh, Stella · December 23

    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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  5. Robert Parker · December 23

    A beautiful selection of pictures. Merry Christmas, Peter, and best wishes for the new year.

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  6. Su Leslie · December 23

    Wishing you and your family a happy Christmas Peter. Best wishes for a safe, peaceful and abundant new year.

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  7. GP Cox · December 23

    From Florida and the Pacific Paratrooper…

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  8. crowcanyonjournal · December 23

    Merry Christmas, Peter, to you and your family!

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    • Peter Klopp · 30 Days Ago

      Merry Christmas and may 2021 bring to all of us relief from this terrible pandemic.

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  9. Labby · December 23

    Hallo Peter, sehr schöne Fotos. Auch von mir fröhliche und gesegnete Weihnachten und ein gutes und gesundes neues Jah. Wolfgang

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  10. Splendid picture as always Peter, as a German I really loved the candles for the fourth of Advent. Frohe Weihnachten dir und deiner Familie, may it be cheerful and filled with much Joy.

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    • Peter Klopp · 30 Days Ago

      Same to you! May 2021 bring us joy and a return to normal living. Merry Christmas, Cornelia!

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  11. Steve Schwartzman · 30 Days Ago

    Those rose hips certainly enliven your pictures. You made me wonder why red and green have come to symbolize Christmas. I figured the green came for evergreen trees, as you mentioned, but I didn’t have any ideas about the red. Here’s an article that offers more information on the subject:

    https://www.wonderopolis.org/wonder/why-are-red-and-green-traditional-christmas-colors

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  12. waldwolf41 · 30 Days Ago

    From Ontario, wishing you a wonderful Christmas and a very Healthy New Year

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    • Peter Klopp · 28 Days Ago

      From Beautiful BC I wish you a Blessed Christmas and all the best for 2021.

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  13. shoreacres · 30 Days Ago

    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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    • Peter Klopp · 28 Days Ago

      Thank you so much for these heart-warming words! How I’d wish to participate in a Lutheran service and sing Stille Nacht on Christmas Eve! Merry Christmas!

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  14. arv! · 30 Days Ago

    Befitting pictures for Christmas. Thanks for sharing the information on the tradition of 4 candles. Something new for me. Merry Christmas to you both.

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  15. kopfundgestalt · 29 Days Ago

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
    Gerhard

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  16. Ann Coleman · 29 Days Ago

    I loved all the photos, but especially the Advent calendar. Merry Christmas, Peter!

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  17. Peter Klopp · 28 Days Ago

    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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  18. Jane Lurie · 27 Days Ago

    Wonderful, cheerful photos, Peter. Wishing you and yours a happy new year. Enjoy your break!

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