Natural Splendour of the Arrow Lakes

Wednesday’s Photos

Observations on the Way to the Hot Springs

Last week, my wife and I visited the Nakusp Hot Springs after a more than two years hiatus because of Covid-19. The snow indicates that we still experience winter conditions. But the sun shone brilliantly from a blue sky and the temperature was hovering pleasantly around the freezing mark. On this hour-long trip, we frequently stopped and took these pictures. We even caught a sunset photo on our way home. Enjoy!

Natural Splendour of the Arrow Lakes

Wednesday’s Photos

The Four Seasons Country

Tempora mutantur, et nos mutamur in illis – Ovid

The days are getting shorter, the air is crisp in the early morning hours, bees and bumblebees slumber longer on our sunflowers, the redfish are spawning, the signs of autumn are written on Nature’s colourful pages. As we journey from one season into another, it is seems fitting to devote a blog post to the eternal cycle of our four seasons country. I selected a few images from my archive presenting Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter in that order. Enjoy.

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.

Natural Splendour of the Arrow Lakes

Wednesday’s Photos

The Miraculous Alberta Rose

On a recent walk down to the Arrow Lake and our local Heart Creek we encountered so many wild roses that I decided to devote an entire post to the Alberta rose, which is also native to much of the BC landscape. As an emblem, it represents our neighbouring province to the east. It is extremely hardy as far as roses go. It can easily take -40 degrees weather and raging blizzards, which are quite frequent in that corner of the world. It must feel like being in heaven here in our relatively mild Pacific climate. So here are five pictures of our recent evening walk. Enjoy.

My wife viewed through a frame of roses with the golf course in the background.

Natural Splendour of the Arrow Lakes

Wednesday’s Photos

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!

A-Buck

A-DogWood

A-Dino

A-Dark&Light

A-Faces

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