Fiery Splendour of the Arrow Lakes


Just a short message to all my fellow bloggers that due to the extreme hazard caused by the nearby wildfires we have been evacuated from our beloved community. Until the evacuation order has been lifted and until we can to return home, we will spend the time at our sons’ places in Vernon, Vancouver and Victoria. Until our return, I will not be able to publish new posts. I also ask you for your understanding that I will not have the time to write comments. Let us hope and pray that our home and our neighbours’ homes will be safe. Thank you for your patience!

The Octopus Creek fire (10 km south of Fauquier) seen from Edgewood on July 18. Photo: Jeannie Little


  1. Amy · July 28

    I am so sorry, Peter. Stay safe, and I hope your home will also be safe.

    Liked by 2 people

  2. GP · July 28

    Strange that there should be such beauty in something so dangerous and destructive. Please take care of yourselves Peter, and have no fear that we will be here on your return home!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Robert Parker · July 28

    Peter – I hope you all stay safe and your homes remain unscathed.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. crowcanyonjournal · July 28

    Glad to hear that your three sons live not too far away. But why do they like the letter “V” so much?

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Pure Glory · July 28

    Peter, may the Lord protect your property and the property of your neighbors. May the peace of God guard your hearts and minds as you stay with your sons. Abundant blessings.

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Ruth · July 28

    Keeping you in my thoughts and hoping all will be well and you and all those you love are safe.

    Liked by 1 person

  7. Stella, oh, Stella · July 28

    It is good to hear from you, Peter! I am glad you can live with your sons for a while. This photo looks like pure inferno, fire is so absolutely scary! I sincerely hope that your house will be safe … I am thinking of Biene and you!

    Liked by 1 person

  8. Clanmother · July 28

    I am glad that you are safe, Peter. Please take care – this is very scary. We are watching from Vancouver!

    Liked by 1 person

  9. shoreacres · July 28

    I’m so sorry that you’re having to endure this, Peter. It’s good that you have a place to shelter. Thank you for giving us the name of the fire. I found some current information on it, and will keep watching, hoping for the best.

    Liked by 1 person

  10. tanjabrittonwriter · July 28

    I hope with you that the fire can be contained, no one will be hurt, and that you and your neighbors’ homes will be saved.
    All the best,

    Liked by 1 person

  11. Dear Peter, thank you so much for updating us. You and Biene and house and all your plants will be in thoughts, hopefully all will be safe and protected.

    Liked by 1 person

  12. Steve Gingold · July 29

    Glad to hear from you again and that you have a safe place to stay. So sorry about the fire, the damage it is causing, and that it has driven you from your home which I hope is spared the damage the fire might cause. Thanks for letting us know that you are safe, Peter.

    Liked by 1 person

  13. Ann Coleman · July 29

    I’m so sorry, for you and your family and for all those threatened by these terrible fires. Praying for you all!

    Liked by 1 person

  14. arv! · July 30

    Sorry to hear about this event in your neighbourhood but I’m glad you guys are safe. Take care.

    Liked by 1 person

  15. susurrus · July 30

    Thanks for thinking of us at this awful time and keeping us updated. We are thinking of you too and hoping for the best for you, your loved ones and your community.

    Liked by 1 person

  16. rabirius · July 31

    I’m so sorry.
    I hope you are alright and wish you all the best!

    Liked by 1 person

  17. debpp · August 3

    How horrible! I hope your home will survive. Best wishes Debra


  18. salonuldecreatie · August 6

    We hope and pray that your home and all the homes in your region will be saved!!! May God help you!! All th best 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    • Peter Klopp · August 12

      Thank you! Your concern for our wildfire condition and your kind remark are truly appreciated.


  19. Stella, oh, Stella · August 10

    I am glad to see that you are popping up with “likes”, Peter. I just tried to find out on a Canadian official site, how the situation is. (There is not much in the news here, it is all about Greece, which is also burning, and the endangered tourists …) It looks still rather terrible. I pray for rain for you! It looks like there even is a large fire on Victoria Island. Be safe!

    Liked by 1 person

  20. Ankur Mithal · August 13

    Striking and scary image. Stay safe Peter and Biene!


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