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White line

  Some interesting lake features are most easily seen during the low water of April. Such is the case for the white line that runs around the rocky portions of the lakeshore. I last discussed the white line seven years … Continue reading

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1,500th posting

  This is the fifteen-hundredth posting to the blog, Exploring Kootenay Lake. The oldest was a decade ago in December, 2009. The blog is merely a notebook to which I regularly record delight with my surroundings. Yet, as these notes … Continue reading

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Guttation of spring

  A sure sign of new springtime growth is guttation. The water drops on the grass in the morning might have been casually dismissed as being dew. Not so, they are guttation. OK, there was also some dew on the … Continue reading

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Lake ullage

  Kootenay Lake is at the lowest level I have seen it in the last couple of decades. The low water of March and April is, of course, an annual spring feature, which occurs when there is a reduced inflow … Continue reading

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February goulash

  This is a collection of images that lacked their own postings in February. They are mainly, but not entirely birds. It is interesting that other than squirrels, and deer (that buck has now lost its antlers), I have seen … Continue reading

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Beaded skirt

  Freezing weather, waves, and declining lake levels give rise to an interesting adornment on pilings: a beaded skirt. Waves splash water on pilings and at sub-zero weather, the water running down the pilings freezes in pendant beads. Then the … Continue reading

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Blowing snow

  Snow blowing off a pine tree reminds me of the springtime sight of pollen doing likewise.  

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Frazil

  A cold, windy atmosphere is a prescription for the creation of frazil.  Frazil is a collection of loose, randomly oriented, tiny ice crystals that forms in supercooled turbulent water. The air temperature is usually well below -6 °C, something easily attained … Continue reading

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January goulash

  This is a collection of a few images, none of which had its own posting in January. A flock of geese is seen flying in front of the Purcell Mountains. In case anyone wondered why it is called a … Continue reading

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Light play

  The play of light in the atmosphere is an endless source of fascination for me. The blue of the sky and the colours of the sunset are just the beginning of a cornucopia of optical phenomena. This morning’s walk … Continue reading

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