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

Bayview Revisited in May

A couple of weeks ago I visited this wonderful place south of Nakusp, looking for the first signs of spring. On a recent  shopping trip to Nakusp I suddenly felt the urge to revisit it. Was I ever in for a big surprise! The sudden change from the winter’s greyness and the feeble stirring of nature waking up to the lush and intense green and the Canada geese walking in large numbers at the beach was indeed an overwhelming experience. I hope you like the photos as much as I enjoyed taking them. Enjoy.

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Looking south in the direction of Fauquier

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Looking West onto Saddle Mountain

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Looking north towards Nakusp

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

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#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

Wednesday’s Photos

Lakeshore Impressions on a Grey November Day

About 60 km south of Nakusp on Highway 6 lies the small community of Fauquier, where the free ferry takes you across the Lower Arrow Lake. Here at one of the most beautiful locations in the West Kootenays my wife and I have been living and raising our family since 1976. Today I take you down for a stroll along the lakeshore not far away from the popular 9-hole golf course and boat dock.

Enjoy the tour!

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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.