Arrivals and returns

With the new year, winter finally made a (late) arrival. In January we got severe minus degrees and even had 3 snowstorms within just 2 weeks. One of them bringing almost a meter of snow basically over night. There was a lot of wind during the storm leading to snowdrifts and fallen trees, which in…

The last November days

The last days of November were like the days before that - mostly gray. However the very last day of November was beautifully sunny and frosty again. It was a lovely bright saturday with polar stratospheric clouds at the sky that could be seen almost all day long but especially during dusk and dawn! But…

A little bit of sun

It has not been so sunny lately and instead we had very dark and cloudy days, almost all the time in november. It is very tiring and I really feel how it drains my energy. So whenever the sun is shining, I try to use the short period of daylight to get out and reload…

Days of Frost

The day after my last post, I didn't work. I went out with my car and camera and drone and explored different places with the goal of just taking in the beauty of the frost everywhere and if possible also capture it on photographs. In the morning, there was still fog above the trees in…

Dark times

The darkest time of the year has finally arrived. Especially after the switch from summer- to wintertime, the days feel incredibly short. At the moment the days get shorter at a rate of 6 minutes everyday. The sun rises at around 8:00h in the morning and sets at around 15:00h. Again it has been very…

Times in between

At the moment we are stuck in between seasons. It is not quite winter yet, but not autumn anymore either. The trees have lost all of their leaves after a few windy nights and the days have become incredibly short. At the moment the sun is only up between around 7:30h and 15:30h, so just…