Natural Splendour of the Arrow Lakes

Nature – The Greatest Artist

Let your eyes roam over a beautiful landscape and you will discover nature’s artwork in a stunning mountain scenery, in a cascading waterfall, in the undulating waves of the ocean, or in the small world of flowers and insects visiting them. Today, my focus is on the driftwood sculptures shaped by the natural forces like wind, sun and frost. These photos were all taken on a recent excursion to ‘our’ island. Enjoy.

The Natural Splendour of the Arrow Lakes

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Ice Flowers on the Windshield

To all of my blogging friends living in warmer climes: I’d wish I could send you real flowers. But with temperatures much below freezing in the morning all I can offer you are the ice flowers on our car’s windshield. Applying a little bit of imagination, I found feathers, mountain ranges, canyons, and of course delicate flowers.  Enjoy.

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The Natural Splendour of the Arrow Lakes

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The Wonders of Ice Crystals

Last Friday my wife and I walked through deep snow down to our favourite spot at the Arrow Lakes. Biene wanted to collect a few more stones for her rock painting, while I was more interested in taking a few more pictures.  From trudging through the snow and perhaps from the aftereffects of a bad cold, I felt so exhausted that I had to sit down at the edge of the forest. When I had sufficiently recovered, I looked at the surrounding walls of snow and discovered the wonderful world of ice crystals, which had formed in the process of alternate melting and freezing. Thus, thanks to my state of exhaustion, I discovered something I would have otherwise overlooked. How many different creatures can you see in these macro images? Enjoy.

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Brief Visit to Biene’s Studio

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While the weather feels miserable and the clouds hang depressingly low, it is best to focus on some creative indoor activities. Thanks to the many encouragements from my blogging friends, my wife has been very busy with her rock paintings. The floors are covered with old and new artwork. Here is but a small sample. Enjoy.

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Biene’s Eagles

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Last week I presented a few of Biene’s owls which she had painted on rocks. Another common bird, which had made a spectacular come-back in our area in the last fifty years, is the bald eagle. No wonder that my wife has chosen this majestic bird of prey for her artwork. She paints mostly in the summer in a quiet corner at our local campsite surrounded by all the natural wonders. Lately, to overcome the depressing often grey winter months, she has taken up new projects of rock paintings in her studio located in our backyard. Responding to your encouraging comments on last week’s post, she is returning to her artistic activities she loves so dearly. Enjoy.

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Biene’s Owls

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For the next couple of weeks, I decided to stray away from the dominant Wednesday’s theme: Natural Splendour of the Arrow Lakes. With up to three feet of snow on the ground, it has become extremely difficult to get to our favourite photo locations. Also when I had mentioned that my wife is doing rock painting in her spare time, many blogging friends asked me to publish some of her work. Most recently, Ulli, who lives in the Black Forest region of Germany, wondered if I could present some of the owls Biene had painted. The first picture has been painted on canvas. Other artwork and rock paintings will follow. Enjoy.

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