Anatomy of an Old Tree Trunk
On one of our recent walks along the shoreline of the Arrow Lake my wife and I came across an old trunk of a tree that had been cut down more than 50 years ago. That mighty tree together with thousands of others had to go in order to clear the area for the flooding of the valley. It was a sad time for the many people, who were expropriated and driven off their land by this gigantic BC Hydro project. The venerable old tree trunk I am presenting here today has not lost its beauty over so many years and I decided to devote the entire post to the natural splendour of its individual parts. Enjoy.
Well Rooted and Anchored to Last Hundreds of Years
Its Centre Root Washed Free by the Changing Lake Level
Elegantly Shaped Lateral Roots
Its Centre Providing a Frame for a View
Artistic Lines Leading to the Top
Wild Birds of the Arrow Lakes
On today’s post we will look at the grouse, the merganser, the mallard duck, the cedar waxwing and the bald eagle. These wild birds are well established in our region and can be easily observed in the water and on land. Of course, the list of annual visitors is by no means complete. Some time in the near future I will have to present a complementary post on the osprey, the Canada geese, the blue heron, and other birds, which have made the Arrow Lakes their home. I hope you will enjoy the images.
Merganser Pair photographed from the Canoe
Mallard Ducks in a local Drainage Ditch
The Cedar Waxwing taking a Break at Taite Creek
I was lucky to capture the Bald Eagle at Ground Level
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.