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October Flowers in our Yard

A very late Spring with a lot of cool and rainy weeks had caused nature to get a slow start. Consequently, our fruit trees blossomed four weeks late. There are still Grafenstein and Red Delicious apples that need to be picked, almost an entire month behind schedule. It is also very unusual in our region not to have experienced any frost during the night so late in the season. Thus, being such a special fall, I decided to focus on the many flowers still blooming in our yard. I know that Luda, a blogging friend living in Florida, will be smiling about my enthusiasm coming from the northern climes. Down there seem to be flowers all year round. But all those who have already struggled with snow on the mountain passes will be amazed at mother nature’s beauty down in the Arrow Lakes valley. Please excuse me for breaking my five-photo-rule. Enjoy.

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Nasturtium

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Petunia

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Marigold

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Impatiens

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Hydrangea

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Rose

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Ornamental Sunflower

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Dahlia

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Calendula

 

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Wednesday’s Photos

Following Highway 6 to New Denver

When we have company, it seems we try harder to impress our visitors with the beautiful surrounding we live in. So I travelled with our guests north to Nakusp and turned south to Summit Lake and finally New Denver, where we stopped for lunch and spent some time at the Slocan Lake with the majestic Valhalla Mountains in the background. I selected five photos and posted them in chronological order. Enjoy.

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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.

Nakusp

#1 View from the Nakusp Promenade

Dragon Teeth

#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!

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Wednesday’s Photos

Nature’s Amazing Art Work

Last week we looked at some wintry photos revealing the beauty of our area in the West Kootenays of British Columbia, Canada. Today our focus will be on the amazing shapes and forms that Mother Nature can produce in the winter. Again I present five images to you. I would like to find out which ones my readers like best. Although always welcome and appreciated, no comments are necessary. I numbered the photos, so it would be easy to give a quick personal assessment. Just use three numbers in the order of your preference. Have fun! Enjoy!

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1) Africa Shaped by Ice

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2) Undulations in Snow

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3) The Three Frosty Graces

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4) Tree Stump with a Table of Ice

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5) Mystery Shapes

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.

The Most Liked Photo in Last Week’s Post

There were fifteen people of my followers at WordPress and FaceBook, who sent in their evaluation of last week’s photos. Most stated that they found all pictures equally beautiful, but if pressed they would choose …. It turned out that picture #4 (Fauquier Twilight Hour) had a slight edge over the other four. Here is the winning photo:

Fauquier Twilight

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Beautiful Arrow Lakes, BC, Canada

Wednesday’s Photo

Autumnal Twilight WordPress

Twilight Hour at the Burton Flats

 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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