Natural Splendour of the Arrow Lakes

Wednesday’s Photos

Relief from Smoke and Heat

Last Friday on our way home from Vernon we stopped at the Monashee Summit. What a pleasant surprise to see the forest around Lost Lake untouched by the wildfires! For the first time in weeks the air we breathed in was crisp and clean. Dragonflies were dancing above the lake’s surface and the view was like out of a fairytale book. Enjoy.


  1. Amy · August 25

    I am so glad that things are improving!

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  2. Stella, oh, Stella · August 25

    Nice to hear that there are areas unhurt. The first photo is enchanting with the fairy longboat.

    Liked by 3 people

  3. Pure Glory · August 25

    Beautiful! There is nothing like breathing clean air!

    Liked by 2 people

  4. Steve Gingold · August 25

    Beautiful scenery and wonderful to see that some areas were untouched and unspoiled. Plus good to breathe clean air.

    Liked by 2 people

  5. Robert Parker · August 25

    Beautiful scenes and what a wonderful respite.

    Liked by 2 people

  6. shoreacres · August 25

    I’m so glad you found some of your special space unspoiled. The dragonfly’s quite wonderful. It looks as though you’re beginning to develop some signs of autumn — both the colors and the fading flowers.

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  7. Peter, i am so happy for you, that the air is clean again from the smoke of the fires, you have endured all this for quite a while being safe again and enjoying the true nature with the dragonflies surrounding you. What a blessing for you again. Stay healthy ,safe and happy.

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  8. Nurul Fitri Lubis · August 25

    Beautiful pictures you have there, Peter. I love to see them all. They are so misty..

    Liked by 2 people

  9. arv! · August 26

    The place looks serene and untouched. It is good to know that the air is crisp and clear.

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  10. Ann Coleman · August 26

    Beautiful! I’m so glad you got to breath clean air for a change.

    Liked by 2 people

  11. kopfundgestalt · August 26

    Ever smling, Biene.
    Ask her where I lost a similiar camera. Can’t find it anywhere 😉

    Liked by 2 people

    • Peter Klopp · August 26

      She used her old Canon camera at Lost Lake. On that she had handed back her Panasonic Lumix day to the store for repairs.

      Liked by 1 person

      • kopfundgestalt · August 26

        My Lumix is gone. It was a present from my wife 2 years ago. Must be in the house somewhere but I tried to find it at least 10 times…

        Liked by 1 person

      • Peter Klopp · August 26

        Keep on searching. You will find it, Gerhard.

        Liked by 1 person

  12. Raghav N · August 30

    Good One.

    Liked by 1 person

  13. Steve Schwartzman · August 31

    Happy clearing air. I had to remind myself that for a dragonfly German goes with Latin-derived Libelle.

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    • Peter Klopp · August 31

      so does the French: libellule.


      • Steve Schwartzman · August 31

        I was going to mention that first but decided not to because it’s a diminutive, and German went for the non-diminutive form.

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  14. Kally · September 8

    What a peaceful calm sight!

    Liked by 1 person

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