Natural Splendour of the Arrow Lakes

Wednesday’s Photos

Juniper Berries, Moss, and Oregon Grapes

Last week a major wind and rain storm was pounding the Southern Interior of BC knocking out a number of power stations and leaving thousands of households without electricity. With temperatures rising to 10 degrees C in some areas most of the snow has melted away in our valleys. When the sun came out last Thursday, January 15, my wife and I went to our favourite look-out to capture some of the plants covered with sparkling hoarfrost and dew drops. I brought so many photos home from the foray in the early morning light that I decided to break my 5-picture rule. I know you don’t mind. Enjoy.

34 Replies to “Natural Splendour of the Arrow Lakes”

  1. Peter, those frost crystals are remarkable. One of my grandmothers used to sometimes preserve flower petals and berries with sugar, to decorate cakes, and these frosted leaves remind me of that, great shots.

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  2. I am glad that you broke your rule, Peter! The storm is howling, but nature is still beautiful. I love those plants/plant parts in the snow, and then the crystals, wow! Some of the leaves also have small ice thorns on them. I think those you only get, when it thaws and freezes over again quickly.
    I had that one day, one winter, in one of my gardens, and then never again. Luckily I took photos.

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    1. I need to tell you that while I was responding to your heart-felt comment on my brothers’ flight from the Red Army I must have pressed some keys that made my response and your comment disappear. Sorry about that!


  3. Das vorletzte Foto besonders schön, Peter!

    Ich habe das Gefühl, immer weniger Zeit zu haben. Diese vielleicht 17 Stunden des Tages…übervoll, übervollst.
    Hoffe, morgen deinen Bericht über WW2 weiter zu lesen.

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      1. That is true. Our homes are more geared for handling the hot weather, which is long and severe. Though the winter is mild, sometimes it becomes uncomfortable as we are not well equipped for it. Of course, 10C was to make a point to your post. Min temperatures in the plains go down to about 5C regularly with an occasional 1 or 2C thrown in. As you go up into the Himalayas, you cross into sub-zero.

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