Tuesday, 30 December 2014

Basdorfer-Wald Winter-Schneelandschaft

The first serious fall of snow has hit us, and I don't think we will be going anywhere on the bikes:
photos in the woods around Basdorf, Germany, in Winter 2014 by Andie Gilmour

So, we head over the snowy lines of the Heidekrautbahn into the forest that surrounds our village of Basdorf.
photos in the woods around Basdorf, Germany, in Winter 2014 by Andie Gilmour

We discover a Winter-wonderland straight out of a Brothers Grimm illustration for Hansel and Gretal.
photos in the woods around Basdorf, Germany, in Winter 2014 by Andie Gilmour

photos in the woods around Basdorf, Germany, in Winter 2014 by Andie Gilmour

photos in the woods around Basdorf, Germany, in Winter 2014 by Andie Gilmour

Though the woodland is silent except for the tap-tap-tapping of a wood-pecker, our imagination populates the stands of fir-trees with wolves stalking us.
photos in the woods around Basdorf, Germany, in Winter 2014 by Andie Gilmour

photos in the woods around Basdorf, Germany, in Winter 2014 by Andie Gilmour

photos in the woods around Basdorf, Germany, in Winter 2014 by Andie Gilmour

There are avenues of virgin snow, just waiting for a sleigh to come ploughing down them:
photos in the woods around Basdorf, Germany, in Winter 2014 by Andie Gilmour

photos in the woods around Basdorf, Germany, in Winter 2014 by Andie Gilmour

photos in the woods around Basdorf, Germany, in Winter 2014 by Andie Gilmour

Back home the garden gets snowier ...
photos in the woods around Basdorf, Germany, in Winter 2014 by Andie Gilmour

And snowier! ....

Time to head inside and light up the wood-stove.

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