Natural Splendour of the Arrow Lakes

Wednesday’s Photos

Is Winter Going To Stay?

We are now into the third week of snow and ice. In the past, the snow would melt away in a few days, even if it had fallen in enormous proportions. The thought that it is not going away one more time before Christmas makes me shiver. But my wife and I still walk over the now deserted golf course. In my desire to find some colour in the grey landscape, I found a little red in the mountain ash trees and berries that our feathered friends left behind. Rose hips also kept their red coats on, and the snow, as much as we hate it, improved the tonal quality of the pictures I am taking. I hope you will like the selection of our photo journey to the golf course.

Natural Splendour of the Arrow Lakes

Wednesday’s Photos

In Search of Colour in Late Autumn

It is not always easy to find a splash of colour in the late autumnal landscape in the greyness of a November day. Today I focus on two flowers that managed to show their vivid colour literally at winter’s doorsteps. I found the candle-like lamb’s ear at the edge of a forest and the hardy and invasive species of a knapweed flower. Always attracting our attention are the omnipresent rose hips in our area. The red berries of the mountain ash, a favourite food item among migratory birds, and many other colourful fruits are brightening up the otherwise gloomy scene. I hope that the images will bring some cheer into your life at the beginning of the Advent season.

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The tiny flowers of the Lamb’s Ear plant

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Truly the last wild flower: Knapweed and its Seed Head

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Rose hips and snowberries go together well with the green of the fir tree.

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A splash of dark red is always welcome in a world turning grey.

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.

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