Natural Splendour of the Arrow Lakes

Wednesday’s Photos

Visit to the Burton Flats

Yesterday, the air was crisp after a frosty night. Still, the sun came out with the full brilliant force to warm and light up brilliantly the morning landscape of our beloved Arrow Lakes. A ten-minute drive from Fauquier going north on Highway 6, we visited the so-called Burton Flats. This low-lying area was once productive agricultural land. It got flooded when BC Hydro built a dam near Castlegar. The lake level is so low around this time of the year that one can see how narrow the Columbia River once was. There my wife and I went for a long walk to the original river bank. The following is a small sample that we brought home from our outing. Enjoy.

28 comments

  1. Pit · March 10

    I like #2 most.

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    • Peter Klopp · March 11

      Number 2 looks like the overall winner of this week’s photos.

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  2. Amy · March 10

    Those mountains are so majestic! We don’t have mountains like that in the east or at least not where I’ve been in the east.

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  3. Shepherd Cathy · March 10

    On Wednesday, March 10, 2021, The Peter and Gertrud Klopp Family Project wrote:

    > Peter Klopp posted: ” Wednesday’s Photos Visit to the Burton Flats > Yesterday, the air was crisp after a frosty night. Still, the sun came out > with the full brilliant force to warm and light up brilliantly the morning > landscape of our beloved Arrow Lakes. A ten-minute dr” >

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  4. Labby · March 10

    Hallo Peter, die Burton Flats sind eine herrliche Gegend. Super schöne Fotos hast du uns mitgebracht. Vielen Dank. Liebe Grüße nach Kanada.

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  5. Robert Parker · March 10

    These are great shots, Peter, and the second one, with the rocks in the foreground, mimicking the mountains, is my favorite.

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    • Peter Klopp · March 11

      For some shots, one needs to lie down to get the right perspective. Thank you, Robert!

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  6. Stella, oh, Stella · March 10

    The nature around you is simply fantastic, Peter! (I say that all the time,haha.) Your photos give us such a good impression of it.

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  7. crowcanyonjournal · March 10

    Beautiful photos as usual, Peter!

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  8. Pure Glory · March 10

    Peter, thank you for sharing your world. Love the mountains and water photos. You and Biene have wonderful places to walk close to your home. Here in Alaska, we have been getting much snow, to top off all the snow that has been accumulating, since October. Enjoy your day!

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    • Peter Klopp · March 11

      Your comment reminds me of the song: When it’s springtime in Alaska, it’s 40 below. Hopefully, the snow will melt away soon.

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      • Pure Glory · March 11

        Yes, that song by Johnny Horton used to play on the radio. It is -20 F right now and is supposed to get colder. What I like is seeing more of the sun. Perhaps it will melt in ;ate Aprl or early May. The snow has sparkles that look like diamonds.

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  9. shoreacres · March 10

    Your area’s so beautiful. I especially enjoyed the photo of the rocks. They reminded me of a pile of elephant seals, napping.

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    • Peter Klopp · March 11

      I also tend to see all kinds of creatures in the objects I am photographing. Thank you for discovering the elephant seals in the picture!

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  10. Peter, among all beautiful captures, the second one is definately my favorite.

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  11. arv! · March 11

    indeed, the picture conveys excellent weather. My favorite ones are the last two.

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  12. Peter Klopp · March 11

    Yes, we have been very lucky. More sunshine in the forecast.

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  13. kopfundgestalt · March 12

    Das Foto mit den Großen Steinen ist beeindruckend, Peter!

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  14. Steve Gingold · March 12

    I like the second photo the most also. Well worth getting down low and maybe a little dirty to get that perspective.It’s a shame agriculture lost out to hydropower but at least hydropower is a bit more ecologically healthy than some other sources.

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    • Peter Klopp · March 13

      Good judgement! I recently posted the same picture on Pixabay and received special recognition. It is worth being humble once in a while and lie on your belly to get a special perspective.

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  15. Steve Gingold · March 14

    Congratulations on the recognition, Peter!

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  16. PlantsandBeyond · March 14

    This is heaven on earth – so very majestic

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  17. Ankur Mithal · 24 Days Ago

    Beautiful and serene as always.

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