Water and ice

Before the ice finally melted I took a walk in the forest and up to Grössjön and took some last pictures at the lake while some of the ice was still on it. The forest was finally free of snow, so I was able to walk through the woods around the lake a bit and…

Northern lights and clouds

Since moving up here, there have been several nights with (strong) northern lights... Sadly, anytime it happened, there were also clouds... My first time I saw a faint shimmer behind the clouds, I was able to get some really blurry shots. More recently, the northern lights showed again and I could see again nothing but…

Throwback to snowier days

The last time it snowed some more, before the spring weather set in, I went out to take some pictures with my drone and just enjoy the fresh powdery snow. It was amazing how beautiful bright and white everything looked then and how different it looks now. I still haven't given up hope for some…

Sunlight

After some cloudy weeks the sun is back again. Now the days are noticeably longer (the sun sets after 16:00h and rises shortly after 8:00h) and the sun rises higher up in the sky with each day. On one hand that makes me kind of sad, because it means that the super short winter days…

Ice and Snow

Finally more snow came. Like much more snow. Oh how I love that!! Snow turns everything in the most beautiful version of itself... The forest looks just magical, the roads are pretty and fields and lakes look so smooth and calm covered in a thick blanket of snow. Lots of new snow also meant that…

Sunny winterdays

Clouds were gone in the last week and the days were incredibly bright. Everyday the sun stood noticeably higher in the sky, the days were noticeably longer and ice crystals were sparkling in the sun. On sunday it was especially beautiful. Just 2 days earlier some fresh snow had fallen, but the temperature dropped below…

Northern lights

In the last few days, I met neighbors and had a friend over for a visit. All of that sadly while *still* being sick, so I wasn't very active on here. I slept a lot in the last few days and went to Solleftea a few times to run errands and meet people. I will…

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…

Grüner Frost

Innerhalb der letzten Tage ist das Wetter von Samstag - tiefster Winter, eisiger Wind, - 4° C und Schnee zu Montag - milder Frühling, warme Sonnenstrahlen, zarte Vogelgesänge bei 13° C gesprungen. Ein Unterschied wie zwischen Tag und Nacht! Dir folgenden Fotos wollte ich schon länger mal zeigen und ich finde sie lassen herrlich zu…