Recently, I’ve been expanding my hikes. Today, I walked from Groesbeek to Gennep, through beautiful forest lanes and spring flowers. How I’m enjoying the spring!
I return to this view – only a couple hundred meters from our home – again and again. The oak tree leaning over the bicycle path, the white birches catching the light, the ivy growing on the tree trunks: I know it by heart but it’s new every time.
Today was an ideal day to go out with my camera. Spring is really here, with the soft greens and striking reds of the young beech leaves. What a blessing to be able to enjoy this!
We’ve had some big storms this year, and many trees have fallen, like this old beech tree. Even in destruction, there is beauty!
The weather was great in the past week, but the forest is still waiting for spring. And maybe that is for the best, since tomorrow the temperature is expected to drop again.
Once in a while it’s great to go back and look at old unedited photographs. Sometimes they are gems waiting to be discovered!
On Christmas Day I fell during a hike and it left me sore and unable to walk – let alone walk with my camera backpack – for some time. I’m happy that I’m now completely healed and again able to go on hikes with my camera. Fortunately this weekend the weather was perfect as well, so I was able to take some nice misty shots!
Winters in the Netherlands are often grey, damp and dark. But every once in a while there’s a perfect crisp morning!
As the days grow shorter and colder, there is a lot of moisture in the air, more often than not in the form of rain. It seems to wash away colors and details, leaving only the most essential information.