Natural Splendour of the Arrow Lakes

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Nostalgic Projection of Spring Soon to Come – Part I

Snow is still clinging to the shadowy areas of our yard. But the first snowdrops appeared, the catkins are ready to explode and send out their clouds of pollen, and the tiny red hazelnut flowers are showing that Spring is knocking on our doors. All these early signs have a profound effect on me. I cannot wait for the wildflowers to bloom again and give our present somewhat drab landscape a colourful new dress. Digging in my archives, I found photos of wildflowers, the ubiquitous dandelion, the wild strawberry flower, the Alberta rose, the wild sweet peas and the Sulphur Cinquefoil. Enjoy.

29 thoughts on “Natural Splendour of the Arrow Lakes

    • Oh yes. Winter can be a drag in the northern parts of America. There are few oases on the southern tip of Vancouver Island where people go golfing in December and flowers are blooming as early as February.

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  1. Every one of these is a gem. I had to stop and think about your strawberry flower. I thought ours were yellow. The answer to that is both ‘yes’ and ‘no.’ Our wild strawberry blossoms are white, but there’s a mock strawberry (also edible) that has a yellow flower. They’re both pretty!

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  2. Is it your birthday, Peter! Let me wish you many happy returns!

    That’s the beauty of spring, the flowers emerging and then the leaves on the trees, it seems a miracle to me every year. There are things going on in my garden as well now, especially irises and crocus.

    Spring greetings from Denmark to you and Biene!

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  3. Thank you, Peter, from sharing your files of Spring flowers in the past. They have so much color! They certainly brighten up the day. Here in Alaska, it has been snowing everyday for at least a week. Lots of snow for the snow sports! Have a wonderful week!

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