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First Monday Free Fiction: The Horror in the Westermark Woods

Welcome to the October 2023 edition of First Monday Free Fiction. Though it’s actually Third Monday Free Fiction, because I had too much on my mind and forgot to post this month’s story. To recap, inspired by Kristine Kathryn Rusch … Continue reading

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Photos: Snowy Winter Woods 2016

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 … Continue reading

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Missile Hill Revisited, now with bonus pumpkins

Back in 2012, I posted about a place near the town of Syke colloquially known as Missile Hill, an abandoned US Army installation turned nature preserve with look-out tower. Unfortunately, I couldn’t take any photos from the top of the … Continue reading

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Photos: Magical Light in the Westermark Woods

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 … Continue reading

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Photos: Enchanted November Woodlands

We had a lovely sunny and mild late November weekend, so I took the opportunity to go hiking in my favourite local hiking spot, the Westermark forest near the town of Syke, which has been featured in these pages before. … Continue reading

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More Snow in the Forest

We had even more snow last night as well as temperatures of minus 10 degrees Celsius. And guess when the main heater decided to have a hiccup. Luckily, the service technician is coming in tomorrow. Apart from the cold, the … Continue reading

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In the Misty Winter Woods

Since the days between the years are spent mostly cooped up inside with the occasional shopping excursion, I used one afternoon to go hiking in the Westermark woods near Syke (the same spot where the photos in this, this, this … Continue reading

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Winter Wonderland at Springtime

Since, as reported yesterday, winter returned this weekend for one last hurray, I took the chance to go hiking in the snowy winterwoods one more time. And of course, I also took some photos. The location is once again the … Continue reading

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Winter Woods Redux

We had some more snow this week. And though I was very busy with lots of behind the scenes stuff, I still found the time to go hiking once more. What is more, I also took photos. So here are … Continue reading

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In the Winter Woods

I’ll comment on the Lower Saxony state elections tomorrow, once they’ve actually figured out who won and where things are going. My reaction is pretty “meh” anyway. I already voted by mail-in ballot some time ago. So instead of going … Continue reading

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