Natural Splendour of the Arrow Lakes

Revelling in Autumnal Beauty

Two weeks ago I showcased all the flowers that were still blooming in our yard. They have all succumbed to two nights of frost. But with the frost also came the fall colours in our valley, which on a sunny day bring cheer and joy to our hearts. I captured these precious moments on my way from Fauquier to Nakusp. Enjoy.

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Natural Splendour of the Arrow Lake

Wednesday’s Photos

Autumnal Colours

As Fauquier last week was basking under the bright sunshine with not a single cloud in the sky, I decided to go for a leisurely walk around our little community. We did not have a frost yet. So the fall colours did not include as much red as in other years. The rose hips helped a little to make a small contribution to my favourite fall colour. Enjoy.

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Natural Splendour of the Arrow Lakes

Wednesday’s Photos

Crossing the Lake on the Needles-Fauquier Ferry

The Needles ferry is part of the provincial highway system and therefore using it is free of charge. The ferry leaves each side of the lake every 30 minutes from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. After that the ferry is on call during the night. Last week I had to do some shopping in the nearby village of Edgewood. Since it was a brilliant and almost cloudless day, I took my camera with me and captured the following images. As you can see, we are still in the grip of winter. Enjoy!

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While waiting for the ferry, I captured the brilliant sunshine upon the lake.

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The fully loaded Needles Ferry arrives.

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Looking south from the Ferry

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The Canada and BC flags against a Cloudless Sky

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Looking North with Ingersol Mountain in the Background

Natural Splendour of the Arrow Lakes

Wednesday’s Photos

More Winter Landscapes

Once you have truly found your focus for beautiful spots around you, rain or shine, you find good places to photograph almost everywhere. I believe that before this winter comes  to an end (at the Arrow Lakes winter follows very well the seasons posted on the calendar), I will find a few more pictures to create another post or two. I hope you will continue to enjoy viewing the images. By the way, I do a bit of post-processing with Affinity Photo, a powerful editing tool available at a reasonable cost.

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#1 View from the Nakusp Promenade

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#2 Last Winter’s Icy Dragon Teeth

Glistening Stones

#3 Evening Light at the Fauquier Boat Dock

Ice Snow Water

#4 Log Booms Encased in Ice

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#5 Sunset at Fauquier, BC, Canada

You can also view my photo stream at flickr.com. Photos are taken mostly from the Arrow Lakes area. Simply search for Peter Klopp under people.

To gauge a little more accurately the scores for the pictures for last week’s photos, I used a mathematical approach with the following formula. First, second and third choice was given 5 points, 3 points and 1 point respectively. There were more than 20 participants for last week’s evaluation, which yielded the following results.

  • #1 – 15 points Fungus Covered Branches
  • #2 – 30 points Berries Ready for the Picking in Winter
  • #3 – 44 points Cattails above a Frozen Pond – First Place
  • #4 – 33 points Thriving Ground Fungus
  • #5 – 27 points Seed Pods over the Arrow Lake

You are invited to evaluate the photos again. Simply write down 3 numbers indicating your preference, like 4-1-3 for example. Have fun!

Natural Splendour of the Arrow Lakes

Whatshan Lake, the Little Gem in the Kootenays

Wednesday’s Photos

On a grey late October Day my wife, our youngest son, his partner and I went to explore the area at  Whatshan Lake. It is located north of Fauquier and only a few miles from the Arrow Lake. Although it was foggy, the light was perfect for taking some photos, which prove that the world can still be colourful so far advanced into the fall. I hope you will enjoy the sample of images.

Done 06Done 07Done 08Done 09You can also view my photo stream at flickr.com. Photos are taken mostly from the Arrow Lakes area. Simply search for Peter Klopp under people.