Natural Splendour of the Arrow Lakes

Wednesday’s Photos

Spring Impressions at our Outlook

The speed of the arrival of spring at our beloved viewpoint a few km south of Fauquier was truly impressive this year. The sideroad built for the BC Hydro crews greeted us with its leafing tender-green foliage on the birch trees. A young larch branch showed off its splendid new shoots. The look onto the lake with the flowering Oregon grape bushes was breathtaking. We spent a very long time taking pictures which included a macro of the simple and yet so beautiful flower of a wild strawberry. Enjoy.

19 comments

  1. kopfundgestalt · May 5

    The Oregon grape bushes look really great!

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  2. What a beautiful country.

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  3. Amy · May 5

    What brilliant yellows!

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  4. Beautiful, Peter! I dare say you now have overtaken us! 🙂

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  5. Pure Glory · May 5

    Thank you for sharing, Peter, the beauty in your world. The lake, the foliage, the flowering Oregon grape bushes, and the wild strawberry flower, are all bursting with life. New life in nature is so encouraging. Looking forward to the leaves popping out within a week in Alaska. Enjoy!

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    • Peter Klopp · May 7

      Nature will have a lot of catching up to do in Alaska. I assume the changes you will experience within the next week will be spectacular.

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      • Pure Glory · May 7

        Yes! Once we get more daylight, changes happen quickly! Enjoy the natural splendor of Arrow Lakes and your area in British Columbia.

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  6. Pastor Cathy · May 5

    Natural Splendour of the Arrow Lakes On Wednesday, May 5, 2021, The Peter and Gertrud Klopp Family Project wrote:

    > Peter Klopp posted: ” Wednesday’s Photos Spring Impressions at our Outlook > The speed of the arrival of spring at our beloved viewpoint a few km south > of Fauquier was truly impressive this year. The sideroad built for the BC > Hydro crews greeted us with its leafing tender” >

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  7. So beautiful , Peter, I have never heard of this plant Oregon grape brushes.

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  8. arv! · May 6

    Some really beautiful flowers. I must say it looks like an amazing place for a nature walk. Enjoy the lovely season.

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  9. Steve Gingold · May 6

    Those Oregon grapes are delightful, Peter. And that is a nice viewpoint although it is too bad about the power lines.

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  10. Robert Parker · May 6

    Nice! Those larch sprouts are very appealing, they look good enough to eat in a salad.

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  11. Wow!

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  12. shoreacres · May 6

    I especially enjoyed seeing the young larch leaves. I’ve often seen photos of those trees golden in fall, but I don’t believe I’ve seen this view of them. It’s very appealing — as is your view generally. The wild strawberry reminds me that I need to call my blackberry grower and see how her vines fared during our extended freeze. Our dewberries are starting to ripen, and even a few pickers are out along the railroad tracks.

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    • So until now green larch had left you in the lurch.

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    • Peter Klopp · May 7

      I caught this young larch branch in the morning light. And the tender green needles impressed me a lot. In the fall the larches add a lot of colour to our green-dominated landscape. Thank you, Linda, for your appreciative comments!

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  13. Your Oregon grape is similar to the agarita we have in Texas. Both are in the genus Mahonia. It may be May, but your mountains still have snow on them.

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  14. Ankur Mithal · May 20

    Beautiful and rich!

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