Last Whispers of Winter
Happy Monday everyone!
We had a whimsical weekend full of sun, mild weather, and minimal frost… dare I say that spring is on its way? Before everything gets too springy around these parts, I wanted to share with you what will probably be my last post filled with wintery white photos. It’s hard to imagine not much more than a week ago, a soft blanket of snow covered the ground and cuddled against the tree trunks.
The dramatic snow fall demanded that I pay a visit to our local forest. I drive through the Rode Bos nearly every day, but dressed in its new sparkling outfit of snow, the trees had never looked quite as fabulous. Jaw-dropping.
Looking left and right, both directions offered views of a never-ending road surrounded by a vast white winterscape.
Two partially-buried wooden poles were the only visible indications of a walking path once bustling with hikers. They beckoned me to venture further…
The naked trunks of trees seemed to reach for the sky while their snow-flocked branches tried to give me a tickle.
Pine trees, heavy with snow, were few and far between. This forest is dominated by giant beech trees.
A lonely bench patiently awaits the arrival of spring. Judging from the frigid temperatures and skiff of snow, it’s been a while since someone last kept him company.
Tiny hints of green can be seen here and there… a gentle reminder that although everything might appear barren and silent, the forests are still very much alive!
Perhaps we’ll experience another bust of below-zero temperatures .. although, after working in the garden and getting the first blisters of the year, a gardener’s badges of honor, I have to admit that I’m really looking forward to spring! :)