Late autumn hikes

Recently I went hiking a few times in Ratingen. I found this great website with hiking routes in the area, so it was easy finding a good place to start. On most of the hikes it was raining and cloudy, so I didn't take as many pictures as I usually do. The ones I took…

Quince harvest

Last weekend I got to harvest my parent's quince tree. I had noticed that it was heavy from all the fruits for quite a while, but the harvest can only start after the first frost. So after we had that 2 weeks ago, I just waited for a nice day to relieve our tree of…

Velbert and surroundings

Another hike I undertook with a friend led me to the area around Velbert. It was only a short hike, so I didn't take many pictures, but I just had to try out my new tele lens. Many pictures turned out blurry, because I have yet to learn how to handle the tele lens and…