While I'm writing this post from my kitchen table, the sky is exploding in a range of red and pink shades and a little bit I'm jealous that I did not use my alarm clock this morning.
Fortunately last weekend I had the opportunity to enjoy both colourful sunrises in beautiful areas nearby and on Sunday morning I met 'my' little swans again......the little 'bastards' fooled me by choosing an other lake to sleep on together with some hundreds other waterfowls.
But, now that the winter temperatures will move above 10 degrees it will not take long before the little swans will leave this area to start the journey to their breeding places.
Bye bye winter, I hope to see you soon again (preferably in the weekend)!
When I entered one of my favorite areas this morning, it was quiet, too quiet. No leaving groups of geese and unfortunately no 'little' swans. Instead the silence got interrupted by a big bird; Ryanair was leaving to Ibiza and bad luck for me that all the following big birds were spoiling the beautiful red sky. But, I will not complain as it was gorgeous to be out there again!
A group of 16 Mute Swans were the only living creatures left on the water/ice and from the highest part of the path, on my tiptoes, I catched the remaining 8 ones.
I must say that I was somewhat disappointed by the amount of snow when I stepped outside this morning. However, I was happy that I would only have the 'normal' traffic problems reaching my work. I love fresh snow and white landscapes but preferably in the weekend.
This Green-veined White is taken a few months ago and it wil take some months before I will welcome his offspring! By the lack of beautiful winter scenerys I'm already longing for the first butterflies of 2017!
After a short night, thanks to the karaoke party of one my neighbours, I enjoyed the first walk with Wanda of 2017. It was cold and the outer trees of the forest were still frozen/white. Unfortunately I missed the wonderful white winter days completely. During this first walk since days, I enjoyed the sound of silence and of some birds and I was longing to visit one of my favorite area's soon again.
This (unedited) film shows one of the last groups of Greylag Geese which were leaving the lake very early in the morning. During my visits the first groups were leaving the lake around the time I entered the area, more than one hour before sunrise in complete darkness.
Some groups were flying just a few meters above my head.......what a great sensation!
Happy New Year with a lot of great nature sensations!
Jibt dir dit Leben mal een Buff, denn weene keene Träne. Lach Dir'n Ast und setz Dir druff und baumle mit de Beene.