Flood

Due to the many rains recently, the floodplains of the rivers are flooded, like here in Oosterbeek, the Nederrijn river.

Snow

Snow-days have become rare in The Netherlands. On January 17th, I had 3-4 hours time to shoot winterphoto’s before the snow disappeared.

Hair ice

Hair ice or frost beard, can form on dead wood and takes the shape of fine, silky hair. This may happen when a specific fungus, exidiopsis effusa, is producing water inside the wood, being pressed out. When temperature is below zero and the air is humid, the water will turn into ice. A spectacular phenomenon.

Hunting lodge Hubertus

The hunting lodge Saint Hubertus in NP the Veluwe, was founded 100 years ago, designed by architect Hendrik Berlage. To celebrate the anniversary, the lights in the building are being turned on between 16:30 – 17:30 during a number of dark days in this december month.

Beech hedge

An impressive beech hedge was created in 1865 in a park close to Arnhem. Purpose was and is to enjoy a shadow rich walk inside. The photo was taken inside the hedge.

Lime

A remarkable project at Ginkelse Heide. The soil quality of the area has deterioted rapidly over the last years with a lack of lime as a result. The consequences for nature are huge. Oak trees die and some bird species suffer from broken poots. The municipality of Ede started this project to sprinkle shell grit with a helicopter, a project planned fot 10 days.

Roots

This is one of my favorite trees: “The twelve apostles” in NP the Veluwe. I mentioned this tree in an earlier post, in April 2020. This time a more detailed view of the impressive (visible part of the) roots of the tree.

This was also the second last photo of my Canon 28-70mm lens ☹ A fast running dog touched my tripod which fell on the floor with the lens down, broken into two pieces.

Kootwijkerzand

Kootwijkerzand is the largest drifting sand area of Western Europe and part of the Dutch nature reserve The Veluwe. The photo shows a Scots pine tree (Pinus sylvestris, Dutch: Grove den).