Natural Splendour of the Arrow Lakes

Wednesday’s Photos

Hoping for a Happy and Rewarding 2022

A challenging year lies behind us. First, a severe drought, devastating wildfires, evacuation of thousands of people, then one downpour after another, causing widespread flooding and destruction of crucial BC highways, hit our beautiful province of British Columbia. Finally in December, when everyone was preparing for a blessed and joyful Christmas Season, snow storms stopped normal traffic, and an arctic chill plunged the coastal regions into the deep freeze. Then there was Covid-19 creating unprecedented hardships in the entire world. Considering the impact of all these horrible calamities, my wife’s broken leg seems almost like a trivial event. However, it brought unexpected challenges to our personal lives. At first, Biene has been completely immobile. Our son Michael brought her a rented ‘scooter’ for Christmas. Now, she is happy to be able to move around the house with relative ease. The latest x-rays indicate that her broken bone is healing well. The air-cast is doing its job.

New Year’s Eve

A heartfelt thank-you goes out to all my followers who expressed their feelings of compassion and concern for my wife’s health and well-being. It is also my hope that you all will understand my silence in the blogging sphere. A most challenging time lies behind us. Still, I am hopeful and cautiously optimistic for the year to turn out to be happy and prosperous for all of us.


  1. Pure Glory · 22 Days Ago

    Peter, may the new year bring wellness and strength for all the challenges. Weather can be challenging and make things difficult. May you and Biene prosper and be in health in 2022!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. wordsfromanneli · 22 Days Ago

    Good to know everyone is on the mend. Have a wonderful happy new year.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Stella, oh, Stella · 22 Days Ago

    I will join you in your hopes for 2022, Peter! And speedy recovery for Biene!

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Pit · 22 Days Ago

    A Happy New Year to you, too, and speedy recovery for Biene,

    Liked by 1 person

  5. shoreacres · 22 Days Ago

    It’s good to see the smiles on your faces. While the world at large certainly has suffered this year, all of us live in many worlds at once, and the world you and Biene share is no less important than any other. Granted, it’s a little smaller than either of you’d like at this point, but when Biene’s leg heals, once again you’ll be able to be out and about in the natural world you love.

    All good wishes for the New Year, and thanks for sharing an update and that wonderful photo with us.

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    • Peter Klopp · 22 Days Ago

      What a heart-warming comment! I shared it with Biene, and it really cheered her up. Thank you, Linda, for your encouraging words!

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  6. Wishing you both a healthier and happier New Year to come, dear Peter. You both definately had a rough year behind you. but still smiling next to your Christmas Tree is wonderful to see. I love the image of your snow capped house, totally reminds me of Germany. Take good care of both yourselves.

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  7. crowcanyonjournal · 22 Days Ago

    Glad to hear that Biene is scooting around! Happy New Year, Peter, to you and your family!

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  8. Steve Gingold · 22 Days Ago

    Happy New Year. It’s good to see you both smiling.

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  9. GP · 22 Days Ago

    Hope I’m bringing a smile to you both to start off the New Year!!

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  10. Amy · 22 Days Ago

    I am so glad to hear that Biene’s leg is healing well. And I also hope that 2022 is an easier year—for you, for me, and for everyone.

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  11. Missionarysights · 22 Days Ago

    Natural Splendour of the Arrow Lakes

    On Wednesday, January 5, 2022, The Peter and Gertrud Klopp Family Project wrote:

    > Peter Klopp posted: ” Wednesday’s Photos Hoping for a Happy and Rewarding > 2022 A challenging year lies behind us. First, a severe drought, > devastating wildfires, evacuation of thousands of people, then one downpour > after another, causing widespread flooding and destruct” >


  12. Robert Parker · 22 Days Ago

    I hope your wife’s leg continues to mend on schedule, and best wishes to you both for the new year!

    Liked by 1 person

  13. tanjabrittonwriter · 21 Days Ago

    A happy (happier) and healthy (healthier) new year to both of you!

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  14. I know how frustrating it can be when you want to move around easily but the body is saying “nope.” Fortunately, bones mend and I’m sure your wife will be up and about on her own soon. All the best for a happy healthy 2022!

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  15. Ann Coleman · 20 Days Ago

    I’m so glad to hear that her bone is healing well! Happy New Year, Peter!

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  16. arv! · 20 Days Ago

    Good to hear she is getting better. Indeed, it is a difficult year but better than 2020.

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  17. Steve Schwartzman · 20 Days Ago

    You may remember that in a comment I once made a play on words with Biene and Beine. Who would have expected the two to come together in the way they did? It’s great to hear that Biene’s broken leg is mending properly. Let’s hope the same for the other things that afflict the world.

    Liked by 2 people

    • Peter Klopp · 19 Days Ago

      Biene, a avid nature lover and passionate photographer, needs her Beine. Not too many people would make any sense out of this sentence haha!

      Liked by 1 person

      • kopfundgestalt · 19 Days Ago

        Everyone needs Beine…the most important part of the body 🙂


  18. kopfundgestalt · 20 Days Ago

    Such a scooter can be very helpful. Good iea from Peter!
    Hopefully Biene will recover fully.

    What 2021 is concerned you had a really difficult time!

    For me 2021 was a rather quite year. We lived a restricted life which I’m able to, my wife has a different attitude and tries more often to regain freedom.
    They say COVID will turn to something like flu, biut I’m not sure.
    I think we will have another year of restrictions…but I have music, art, ceramics, nature, reading, blogging … and a lovely wife.

    Liked by 1 person

  19. rabirius · 17 Days Ago

    Beautiful photo.
    And a Happy New Year to you as well!

    Liked by 1 person

  20. Ankur Mithal · 12 Days Ago

    That’s a nice photo. Biene is looking cheerful. Wishing her a speedy recovery and both of you a great 2022.

    Liked by 1 person

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