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 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 path

Snowy forest path

Snowy forest

Snowy forest. The trees here are beech trees.

Bent birch tree

A bent birch tree, all covered in snow.

Bleak winter woods

In the bleakness of midwinter.

Snowy field

The field at the centre of the forest, viewed through two V-shaped birch tree trunks.

Fallen tree

A half fallen fir tree, probably a casualty of one the recent winter storms.

Children sledding

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.

Hunter's look-out

A hunter’s look-out in the middle of the forest. Look-outs like this one are scattered all over the Westermark forest.

Snowy wood path

Two wood paths frequented by deer and boars, as seen from the hunter’s look-out.

Snowy wood path

A wood path lined with fir trees.

Snowy branches

Close-up look at the snow encrusted branches of a fir tree.

Edge of the woods

The edge of the forest and a look across snow-covered fields.

Edge of the forest

Edge of the forest

Snowy farmhouse

The house at the end of the world, as also seen on the cover of “The Hybrids”.

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4 Responses to More Snow in the Forest

  1. More great shots as always, Cora. Love the hunter’s blind.

    • Cora says:

      Thanks. There are quite a few hunters in our region and so those look-outs are a common sight in forests and at the edge of fields.

  2. Sherwood Smith says:

    Oh, what beautiful photos!

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