Natural Splendour of the Arrow Lakes

Wednesday’s Photos

Arnica Flowers at the Kalamalka Lake

Last week my wife needed to visit the optometrist for a new pair of reading glasses. We travelled west, and on the way to Kelowna. We stopped at the outlook parking spot on Highway 97 south of Vernon. The spectacular sight tempted me to go beyond the dedicated area. I climbed down a steep embankment where I enjoyed looking at several unobstructed landscape scenes. The icing on the cake were several clusters of arnica flowers covering the dry hillside of the Okanagan Valley. They cover like floral carpets large areas of the hills west of our Arrow Lakes. Enjoy.

26 Replies to “Natural Splendour of the Arrow Lakes”

  1. Hallo Peter, für uns Leser hat sich dein Ausflug zum Optiker gelohnt. Da hast du uns ja traumhafte Bilder mitgebracht. Liebe Grüße und Gruss an die Frau Gemahlin. Wolfgang

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  2. Spring is coming, beautiful photos (what does a photographer not do to get the photo exactly so … right? 😉
    And Arnica flowers, one of the best medicinal plants. We use the arnica massage oil for overstrained muscles. I thought Arnica was a plant from the warmer countries, and there it is during spring in Canada.

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  3. One of my herbalist friends uses Arnica regularly for her arthritis and strained muscles; that’s where I first heard of the products and the flowers. What great fun to see the flowers blooming in one of their native locations — and what scenery beyond them!

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  4. Gorgeous spot, Peter. The Arnica flowers provide a great foreground. Your fourth composition really caught my eye- love the balance, the zigzag layering of the landscape and the welcoming colors.

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