The Westermark woods near the town of Syke are my favourite local hiking spot and have been featured several times in these pages before.
Today was frosty and sunny, i.e. ideal hiking weather, so I drove out to the Westermark woods. I also took my camera along and managed to capture some truly magical light in the woods. So take a look:
My car parked at the entrance of the Westermark woods near Syke, North Germany.
Light falling through the bare trees
Light falling through the forrest.
The stump of a freshly cut tree.
A hunter’s seat in the woods.
Another hunter’s seat
Light and shadows
More light and shadows.
The sun shines through dense fir tree growth.
A rather dark path.
A tree felled by a storm a few days before Christmas blocks the path.
Panorama with hut and sun.
It’s the field at the center of Westermark forest.
In winter, the light falls along a path directly onto the field at the center of the woods in a Stonehenge like phenomenon. Maybe we should call it Westermark henge.
And here is the path in question.
A path at the edge of the woods.
The edge of the woods and the fields beyond.
The treasure is here. Okay, so it really is just a sign sprayed onto the tree for the woodsmen.
Trees lit up by the sun.