Natural Splendour of the Arrow Lakes

Wednesday’s Photos

Happy New Year

My wife and I had a very peaceful and relaxing Christmas. Even though it was a bit lonely because our children could not travel and visit us due to the Covid-19 restrictions, we made the best of it by going out for our daily walks. You guessed it we also took our cameras along. On Christmas Eve our five sons, their spouses and our five grandchildren got together on a Zoom conference. While it was not like a real family reunion we enjoyed seeing each other and did some old-fashioned carolling. It felt good to take some time off from blogging although I was sometimes tempted to peek into the posts of all my blogging friends. Here are a few of my pictures I had taken on our walks in and around our little village. Enjoy.

36 comments

  1. Ruth · January 6, 2021

    Happy New Year Peter!

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  2. Pit · January 6, 2021

    Good to know that you’re doing fine. A Happy New Year to you,
    Pit

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  3. Steve Schwartzman · January 6, 2021

    Willkommen zurück. Your vacation time seems to have served you well.

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    • Peter Klopp · January 7, 2021

      Ideal place to practice social distancing!

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      • Steve Schwartzman · January 7, 2021

        You have an easier time doing that where you are than in a metropolitan area of two million people.

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  4. Labby · January 6, 2021

    Hallo Peter, freut mich, dass ihr beide das Weihnachtsfest trotz Corona so schön verbringen konntet. Bei diesen schönen Fotos die du uns mitgebracht hast, hat sich die Auszeit ja schon fast gelohnt. Schön, dass du wieder zurück bist. Liebe Grüße nach Kanada. Wolfgang

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    • Peter Klopp · January 7, 2021

      Ja hier hat die Natur einen idealen Platz geschaffen, wo man Social Distancing geradezu geschenkt bekommt. Alles Gute zum Jahresanfang, lieber Wolfgang!

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      • Labby · January 7, 2021

        Vielen Dank Peter

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  5. shoreacres · January 6, 2021

    I love that third photo! First I admired the pine boughs and cones. Then, I noticed that wonderful little boat. The I took a better look at the dock pilings and thought, “Wow! That’s some tidal range you have there.” That’s what I’m assuming, anyway. When I was in Alaska, many of the docks looked exactly like that because of tide rises of 20 feet or more.

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    • Peter Klopp · January 7, 2021

      You made some very interesting observations, my friend. Our lake here is actually the dammed-up Columbia River. Its water level rises and falls with the seasons. After the spring run-offs the lake is full with hardly any beaches. Best wishes! Peter

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  6. Stella, oh, Stella · January 6, 2021

    Wow, the view over the lake is breathtaking! We have more snow now than you … 😉 … it snowed all day today, so tomorrow is shoveling day.

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    • Peter Klopp · January 7, 2021

      You are right. Almost all the snow is gone here after several days of rain. This has never happened in January before.

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  7. kopfundgestalt · January 6, 2021

    Asgesucht schöne Fotos, eines prächtiger als das andere! 🙂

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  8. Amy · January 6, 2021

    Happy New Year, Peter, and I’m glad you had a good break. Lovely photos, as always.

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  9. crowcanyonjournal · January 6, 2021

    Nice to see some of the results of your daily neighborhood photo walks! We, too, enjoy Zooming with our family. Let’s hope we can see them in person this year!

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    • Peter Klopp · January 7, 2021

      Zooming is a good alternative forl visiting but technology cannot replace the real human contact we all need.

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  10. Pure Glory · January 6, 2021

    Happy New Year to you Peter and Bien and your family. May you prosper in the new year despite everything going on in the world. Blessings!

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  11. Su Leslie · January 6, 2021

    Happy New Year Peter. I’m glad you were at least able to Zoom your family. Beautiful images as always.

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  12. Robert Parker · January 7, 2021

    Beautiful scenes. Walking and taking in nature has continued to be a godsend during this epidemic.

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    • Peter Klopp · January 7, 2021

      Here in our remoe area away from the big cities nature has always been promoting social distancing.

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  13. Ann Coleman · January 7, 2021

    I’m glad you were able to get together with your children on zoom, and hope that you’re able to get together with them in person soon. Meanwhile, your walks look lovely!

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    • Peter Klopp · January 7, 2021

      Everyone in the family enjoyed the zoom session and would like to continue with this practice until Covid-19 poses no longer a threat. Thanks, Ann!

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  14. Peter Klopp · January 7, 2021

    Thank you, Ann! Best wishes for 2021!

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  15. PlantsandBeyond · January 9, 2021

    What a beautiful mesmerizing place. Happy New Year Peter to you and Bien. Sorry I have been away from blogging. Hope to resume soon. Best wishes to youuuuu

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  16. floresphotographic · January 10, 2021

    Happy 2021 Peter. Lovely pictures.

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  17. Ankur Mithal · January 10, 2021

    Amazing pictures. Peter!
    And you have five grandkids. That is amazing. I grew up in a ‘joint family’ with my paternal grandparents and perhaps spent more time with them than my parents. Awesome relationship.

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    • Peter Klopp · January 11, 2021

      Fortunately, I could not compete with my grandmother Emma Klopp. Her last child was the sixteenth who turned to be my father. Who can afford to raise 16 children in the western world.

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      • Ankur Mithal · January 13, 2021

        Wow! The closest I know is my grandfather and his siblings, 11 in total.

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      • Peter Klopp · January 13, 2021

        I once heard that couples in India used to have lots of children as an old-age security blanket.

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