Natural Splendour of the Arrow Lakes

Early Fall Excursion in the Kootenays

Last week we were blessed with three days of perfect early fall weather that is typically described as Indian summer. The air was crisp. When the morning fog lifted from the valley, the sun brilliantly illuminated the landscape and the sky was finally blue, which we had been missing so much during the wildfires. We followed the lower Arrow Lake to the picturesque town of Nakusp, then turned south past Box Lake and stopped at the beautiful Summit Lake. Then we moved on to New Denver where we took in the sights of the the Slocan Lake with its Valhalla Mountains presenting a magnificent backdrop. Here is a small sample of our trip. Enjoy.

24 comments

  1. Pit · 23 Days Ago

    I like the mystical atmosphere in the topmost two pictures a lot.

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  2. Missionarysights · 23 Days Ago

    Natural Splendour of the Arrow Lakes

    On Wednesday, September 29, 2021, The Peter and Gertrud Klopp Family Project wrote:

    > Peter Klopp posted: ” Early Fall Excursion in the Kootenays Last week we > were blessed with three days of perfect early fall weather that is > typically described as Indian summer. The air was crisp. When the morning > fog lifted from the valley, the sun brilliantly illuminated” >

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  3. Robert Parker · 23 Days Ago

    Wow, all of these would make great posters. The vistas are nicely framed and balanced, but my particular favorite is that first atmospheric one with the little wooded island in the mist.

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    • Peter Klopp · 23 Days Ago

      You are another blogger who likes especially the first picture. Thank you, Robert, and welcome to the club with a taste for fine nature photography!

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  4. Pure Glory · 23 Days Ago

    Peter, so good that you and Biene were able to get out and enjoy the beautiful scenery without smoke! The photos convey the refreshing wonderful scenery. Thank you for sharing.

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    • Peter Klopp · 23 Days Ago

      This beautiful corner of the world makes think of the subtitle of your blog: The heavens are telling the glory of God; and the firmament proclaims His handiwork.

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  5. Stella, oh, Stella · 23 Days Ago

    I am so glad that you can go on your excursions again, without immediate of fire and smoke poisoning! You live in an extremely beautiful area! Greetings from flat little Denmark 😉 🙂

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    • Peter Klopp · 23 Days Ago

      Greetings from a country so vast and so beautiful I would need several life times to explore it all.

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      • Stella, oh, Stella · 22 Days Ago

        Yes, in comparison to Canada, Denmark is just the size of a city park … but it does have beautiful corners as well. I would not mind more space around me though … 😉

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      • Peter Klopp · 22 Days Ago

        But don’t forget that Denmark has Greenland, the largest island of the planet Earrth. There is lots of room to roam there, Birgit., and a nice place to cool off. Haha!

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      • Stella, oh, Stella · 22 Days Ago

        They are trying hard to get independence …

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      • Peter Klopp · 22 Days Ago

        The question is: What the inhabitants survive without Danish assistance?

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      • Stella, oh, Stella · 21 Days Ago

        I think they would have to rely on political partners, which might get them out of the frying pan into the fire. Both, the Russians and Americans are very interested … not to forget the Chinese.

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  6. Amy · 23 Days Ago

    Just fabulous photos!

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  7. shoreacres · 23 Days Ago

    I really like that first photo. All of the images are lovely, but there’s something about the island that seems so approachable; it’s landscape on a human scale.

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    • Peter Klopp · 23 Days Ago

      That the first picture has the greatest emotional impact on my followers is clear from the comments I received for this post. I also notice a certain kinship among the bloggers that follow each other. Thank you for your words of appreciation, Linda!

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  8. kopfundgestalt · 22 Days Ago

    I remembered these days again the Valhalla near Regensburg, where I once was about 45 years ago.
    Nice that there is a scenery with this name here.

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    • Peter Klopp · 22 Days Ago

      Valhalla means hall of the fallen, a term of ancient Norse mythology. I am not surprised that you have a Valhalla in Germany.

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  9. arv! · 22 Days Ago

    Thanks for sharing such beautiful pictures to freshen our day. Crisp, as always

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  10. Ann Coleman · 22 Days Ago

    That is so beautiful! Thank you!

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  11. Steve Schwartzman · 21 Days Ago

    I’ll join the caravan of people who appreciate the way the island (or promontory) seems to loom out of the fog.

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  12. Ankur Mithal · 21 Days Ago

    Fog makes the scenery magical. In many cities, unfortunately, fog has now turned to smog, and has now become a threat. Threat for mankind that has been created by mankind 😦

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