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Wednesday’s Photos

Lush Growth at Raging Heart Creek

On one of the rare rainless days, my wife and I eagerly went on a digital hunt for late spring images worthy to be published. We both lucked out on our leisurely stroll down to Heart Creek swollen with the melt waters from the nearby mountains. I particularly liked the fern in its monochrome green, the lupines in their multi-coloured glory, the piece of snake-like driftwood that I had stuck into the sand, and, of course, the wild waters tumbling over the shiny rocks in the creek bed. Enjoy!

Natural Splendour of the Arrow Lakes

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The Birdbath

Recently we added a solar-powered fountain to the birdbath in our yard. The soothing sound and the clean water are great attractions for our feathered friends. In this video, I captured five having a jolly good time frolicking around the and around miniature pool. My wife and I like to watch them while we are having coffee and cake in the mild afternoon air. Enjoy!

This coming Friday, I will have surgery at the Vernon Hospital. My posts are programmed to upload automatically. But I will not be able to give likes and comments for the next couple of days. Sorry!

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Wednesday’s Photos

White Violets among the Violets

Canadian white violets (Viola canadensis) are growing among the regular ones in our backyard. They are tiny and delicate flowers. You need to lie down on your belly to photograph them properly and make their inner splendour visible. The pine cone in the second picture was a pretty addition to complement the violet’s beauty. My wife and I are happy to see them grow in abundance as soon as winter has loosened its grip. Enjoy!

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Spring Has Sprung at the Arrow Lakes

The last remnants of snow in the shadowed places have melted away. The grass is green, and the trees slowly but surely have begun to leaf. On a recent walk over the picturesque Fauquier golf course, I captured the following three signs of Spring. Enjoy!

Branch of a Sumac tree
Buds ready to break out into leaves
Mature catkins of the pussiwillows

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Wednesday’s Photos

Murmuring Brook

Last week I posted five images that I had taken of ice-free Heart Creek, which I interpreted as a sure sign of spring for our northern latitude. I experimented with long and short exposure times to show the different effects by creating the impression of flowing and ‘frozen’ water. These photos were generally well received by my blogging friends. Linda wrote in her comment that whenever she sees water in motion, she likes to hear the relaxing sound that goes together with a murmuring brook. I felt the same and so I went back to Heart Creek and shot the following video. Enjoy!

Natural Splendour of the Arrow Lakes

Wednesday’s Photos

The Ice has been broken.

On April 3, we walked down to the local golf course, where all the snow had melted, and the first golfers had ventured out to play. Our purpose was to catch a few Canada Geese that might be grazing on the grass. But unfortunately, they had found greener pastures elsewhere. So we moved on to Heart Creek at the end of the golf course. There I took a few shots with long and short exposures to demonstrate the difference between images of ‘flowing and frozen’ water. Enjoy!

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