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Natural Splendour of the Arrow Lakes

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Wooden and Stone Creatures

and a Landscape

Before several snowfalls blanketed the entire Arrow Lakes area and most of BC, my wife and I went out to hunt for some unusual art forms that the great artist Mother Nature creates for those who keep their eyes open for the wonders all around them. On our walk along the beach, I discovered a buck’s head, a wolf, a dinosaur, a landscape with great contrast between dark and light and a colourful creature turned to a friendly woman’s face. I have to confess that I was using a photo editor to add a little punch to the images in order to make the characters stand out against their background. Enjoy!

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Advent Impressions

Signs of the approaching winter are now beginning to tell us in our neck of the woods that the dark season is upon us. But for those, who keep the candle burning in their hearts and have their eyes wide upon for the wonders of God’s creation, the brightness of the snow and the green colours of branches bring joy in fond anticipation of Christmas. It is a time for reflection away from the hustle and bustle of last-minute shopping in the peace and quiet of a landscape at rest. Enjoy.

Please note this is the last post before Christmas. I need to take some time off for the family. I wish all my readers a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

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Serene Winter Scene

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Nature’s Advent Wreath

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Ice Flowers Growing on a Windshield

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Ever-Green Cedar Branches

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Snow-capped Ornamental Thistles

Something very touching is the following video a friend had passed on to me yesterday.

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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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Caeli enarrant gloriam Dei

 

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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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Stellar Jay’s Photo Session

Stellar jays are extremely wary and skittish birds, especially when they notice your camera pointing in their direction. To distract them from my presence, I put a few sunflower seeds onto the top rung of my stepladder. It worked! Here is my photo story. Enjoy.

 

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Hello! My name is Stellar Jay

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What do I see? Sunflower seeds, my favourite snack.

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I wonder if they are safe to eat.

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They look OK to me.

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Yummy! What a delicious snack!

 

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Autumnal Pleasures

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