On the first Sunday in February, my wife and I decided to take advantage of the first sunshiny weekend of the year. The road down to our favourite campsite was so buried in deep snow that we had to park our car on the main road. Fortunately, the partially melted snow cover had frozen so hard that we could easily walk down to the beach without any trouble. The sun felt warm in spite of the subzero temperature. It was an invigorating hike, and the photos, which I took home and I have chosen for today’s post, were an additional bonus. Enjoy.
May 2020 bring to all people on Earth a healthy portion of peace, good health and happiness! I also would like to apologize to my dear blogging friends who felt a bit neglected by the mere sprinkle of a few likes during the Christmas season.
Today at the beginning of a new year, I thought it would be meaningful and enjoyable to look back and provide a visual review of the photographic highlights of 2019. The video shows some of my best photos of the four seasons at the Arrow Lakes, BC, Canada. While some may enjoy living in areas of eternal spring and summer, I would miss the beauty that fall and winter offer to us living in the northern climes. Enjoy.
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.
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.
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.