Last weekend, we had snow again, quickly followed by an extended period of frost. And since I had the time and inclination, I took the opportunity to go for a stroll through the snowy winter woods.
The woods in question are Westermark forest near Syke, which is a favourite hiking spot of mine and which has been featured in these pages before.
Of course, I took my camera as well and snapped some photos of frosted branches and snowy winter woods:
The main path through the Westermark woods in all its snow-covered glory. Note the big piles of timber along the side of the path.
One of the timber piles viewed through the snowy woods.
A close-up look at one of the timber piles. The timber was stacked some three metres high here.
A fork in the road.
A snow-covered woodland path.
The field that lies at the centre of Westermark forest in its full snow-covered glory.
A snow-covered field at the edge of the woods.
The farmhouse at the edge of the woods.
Because sometimes, you just need to write your name into the virgin snow covering a wooden bench.
Snow-frosted branches seen close up.
A bit of blue sky glimpsed through snow-frosted branches.
A snowy, wood-rimmed field between the villages of Nordwohlde and Fesenfeld.