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Biene’s Owls

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Wednesday’s Photos

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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The Wolf Moon

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Last Friday the first full moon in 2020 occurred. The Full Moon in January is the wolf moon named after howling wolves, which may stem from the Anglo-Saxon lunar calendar. Other names: Moon After Yule, Old Moon, Ice Moon, and Snow Moon. I shot the video a couple of years ago and reprocessed with the iMovie editor. Enjoy.

Natural Splendour of the Arrow Lakes

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Happy New Year!

May 2020 bring to all people on Earth a healthy portion of peace, good health and happiness! I also would like to apologize to my dear blogging friends who felt a bit neglected by the mere sprinkle of a few likes during the Christmas season.

Today at the beginning of a new year, I thought it would be meaningful and enjoyable to look back and provide a visual review of the photographic highlights of 2019. The video shows some of my best photos of the four seasons at the Arrow Lakes, BC, Canada. While some may enjoy living in areas of eternal spring and summer, I would miss the beauty that fall and winter offer to us living in the northern climes. Enjoy.

 

Natural Splendour of the Arrow Lakes

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Wednesday’s Photos

A Walk along the Lakeshore of the Lower Arrow Lake

On the second Sunday of Advent brilliant sunshine, so unusual in December, invited my wife and me to drive out to our favourite campsite. In other years, we had to park our car at the junction and walk down over snow and ice to the lake. There was hardly any snow, which allowed me to drive down to the boat ramp. From there we took a leisurely hike to the mouth of the creek. Of course, we had our cameras with us, and here is the result of this glorious Sunday morning. Enjoy.

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My Wife and I Basking in the Sunshine

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Ice Crystals on a Mossy Patch

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Studies of Light and Dark

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Sparkling Droplets on Pine Needles

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Natural Splendour of the ArrowLakes

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Wednesday’s Photos

This Year’s Remarkable Indian Summer

It is hard to believe we are approaching the end of November and we are still being blessed with typical Indian Summer weather, which is most often occurring in late September or October. Yes, I would be untruthful if I claimed that we did not have any snow. But the wet stuff melted away within twenty-four hours. And then there was more sunshine and great opportunities to capture a few more images… Enjoy.

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Natural Splendour of the Arrow Lakes

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Wednesday’s Photos

Last Day  of the Indian Summer (November 10th)

It was the day before Remembrance Day. The Americans call it Veterans’ Day. When my wife and I stepped out of our home, we were greeted by the brilliant morning light and the sun felt warm in spite of the crisp air that had cooled down to almost freezing during the night. So we grabbed our cameras and went down to the boat dock and golf course, our favourite spots, to go for an exploratory photo session. This week and the next, I will showcase the photos I took in that glorious morning light. Enjoy.

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