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 weather was lovely and so we took the chance to go hiking at Westermark Forest near the town of Syke, a place that has been featured before on this blog, most recently here.
Of course, I also took my camera along, so have some photos of snowy winter woods:
Snowy forest path
Snowy forest. The trees here are beech trees.
A bent birch tree, all covered in snow.
In the bleakness of midwinter.
The field at the centre of the forest, viewed through two V-shaped birch tree trunks.
A half fallen fir tree, probably a casualty of one the recent winter storms.
A bit of (not entirely harmless) winter fun. A slow moving car pulls children on sleighs through the forest. Very definitely not legal according to German road traffic regulations (but then this is not a public road), but quite common in this area. I’ve also seen this done with tractors.
A hunter’s look-out in the middle of the forest. Look-outs like this one are scattered all over the Westermark forest.
Two wood paths frequented by deer and boars, as seen from the hunter’s look-out.
A wood path lined with fir trees.
Close-up look at the snow encrusted branches of a fir tree.
The edge of the forest and a look across snow-covered fields.
Edge of the forest
The house at the end of the world, as also seen on the cover of “The Hybrids”.