Friday, 16 March 2018

A Walk in the Forest

The forest is a little world on its own. I love it! Do you also love being in the forest? Utrechtse Heuvelrug National Park is a national park in my province. It is the second largest forest area in the Netherlands.


There are more than 100 bird species living in the park, among which the black woodpecker, the raven and the bluethroat. We noticed a cacophony of birdsong above our heads. But we only saw a little blue tit.  And  how beautiful was winter sun shining between the tree branches.


Ik denk dat we 5 km gewandeld hebben in dit mooie bosgebied, vlakbij huis. Even ademhalen. De geur van naaldbomen. En wat liggen er nog een boel bomen op de bosbodem. Allemaal geveld in die zware storm, niet zo lang geleden. Fijn om er even tussenuit te zijn saampjes!

De vogels! En het zonlicht tussen de bomen door. En de schitteringen in het water (hieronder).

Are you living near a forest?
Woon jij vlakbij een bos?


  1. This was lovely. Yes, I live in the middle of the Ocala National Forest, near Ocala, Florida. (actually live in Salt Springs, FL). I love the forest...the trees, the birds, the wildlife, the flora and fauna. It is such a joy to live in the woods. Thank you for this beautiful post today. Enjoy your forest!! It is a gift from God.

  2. Oh Yes, I love the forest, Aritha. Such a beautiful environment. I'm so glad you got to visit it recently. It's so peaceful with interesting things to see. Nature is wonderful, isn't it? No, I don't live near the forest, but I'm very close to the country roads, which I often visit. : )


  3. Your spring is well ahead of ours. Beautiful shots!

  4. We have lots of forests nearby and I love to walk through them but only when it is not hunting season!!!!! We are in for another cold spell next week:-(((( Take care and have a great weekend, all the best to Ralph. Diane

  5. Beautiful shots. Looks like spring is getting there. We have a forest about two hours from here, it is called, Drumboe Woods. Shari and I went there back in October. We loved it. It has lovely smells, beautiful trees and a river that travels through the area.
    Have a wonderful weekend!

  6. Yes, I certainly do. That's why our new house is being built in one. Our own private one. : )

    Beautiful pictures of your walk in the forest.

  7. We have a wooded area behind us and live in a very rural area to begin with so we see a lot of wildlife. I love to sit on our deck in the spring/summer and listen to the birds singing. Thank you for sharing your pictures...and I just noticed on your sidebar here your wedding picture. What a beautiful bride and a lovely couple!

  8. When we first moved out here it was forest but it is now not so much. They have built houses all around us. Your photos are great. Have a blessed evening. Madeline

  9. Oh how very lovely! Being surrounded by trees has a calming effect.Of course the birds singing in those trees certainly makes it even better.

  10. It looks beautiful when Winter is turning to Spring. I'm glad you enjoyed your walk in the forest. I live close to the forest but am also lucky we have much grass and trees throughout the city where I live. Have a great weekend.

  11. Mooi je fotokaart.
    Het filmpje straalt de rust uit, heerlijk.

    Groettie van Patricia.

  12. It's so good to be outside again! Although, winter here was not too bad this year.

  13. I love trees. They seem to hold the wisdom of the ages.

  14. It looks so beautiful and calming there, and as spring advances, it will look even prettier. :)
    I too love trees and our home is surrounded by them. I suppose it's more correct to call our nearby areas "woodland" than "forest", because they are used for silviculture. However, they contribute greatly to our well-being.
    Blessings and hugs!


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