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Silent Sunday

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It is winter in the Netherlands! The Dutch are skating on every surface stable enough to hold their weight. Ice fever is running havoc in our little country. But fear not: it is not harmful.

Snow covers the landscape in a gentle white blanket, the light magical. Of course, V-man and I went for a walk yesterday, and that’s when we met this beauty. She was not camera shy, and not people shy either, because she came thundering towards me at full gallop when I called her. Unfortunately, I didn’t have a treat with me. But I did pat, cuddle and whisper sweet nothings. And that was OK too.

For a while I was lost in her big brown eyes. When I looked up, however, I saw other eyes, brown-green ones, that looked at me with the silent request to finally continue in the cold, strong wind. And that’s what I did. Onward! To the next animal. 😉

Posted in Animals, Nature, Photo

Winter Photos

Dry snow and crispy air. This combination lured us from the house into the wild. Into the wildish 😉 My camera screamed, refusing to be left behind. Unfortunately the sun was hiding behind the clouds, I would have loved a bit of blue between the white and brown, but my camera, famished as it was, ate everything anyway.

  1. The road ahead was clear.
  2. Moss and leaves, playfully connected.
  3. Trees, lifting their arms in unison.
  4. This looked more like a cemetery than a forest.
  5. Dutch feet.
  6. Though temperatures are below -15 C, this brook was still not frozen over.
  7. Then a dog came running past.
  8. My Dad will drool upon seeing this: he’s not a wood eater but loves to fire up his hearth.
  9. The lumber, closer up.
  10. The absolute highlight of the walk. I wanted to jump up too but kept calm and asked them if I could shoot photos in stead.
  11. Now I’m drooling: not as a horse eater but as horse lover.
  12. Trees towering over Vman.
  13. Once inscribed in small letters, now grown into a bigger font.
  14. A Dryad 😉
  15. My eyes saw the head of a giraffe in the bark of this tree… please tell me you see it too?