Sunday, January 16, 2011

Late winter in Hallerbos

Hallerbos ('Halle Forest') is popular among people of this region who enjoy afternoon walks in fresh air among towering trees. The forest is famous for its bluebell blossoms which cover the forest floor each spring, attracting thousands of visitors.

Today the family had the first Hallerbos Sunday stroll of the year. This was the first time I got to see the forest in its winter dress. All the sparkling green was gone and had been replaced by discreet shades of red, black, brown and grey.

The lack of foliage allowed me to look much deeper into the forest than before. I half expected something to look back at me from the shadows between the silent oaks. (photos after the jump)

I'll put up more pictures when the green comes back.

All photos: E. J. Alvestad


  1. Sprookjesachtig mooie foto's :)

    The last one is really cool with the sun lighting up the tree in the back :) Love you <3

  2. Thanks sweetie :) Love you too! ^_^ <3