Winter

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Winter is the coldest season of the year in polar and temperate climates, between autumn and spring. Winter is caused by the axis of the Earth in that hemisphere being oriented away from the Sun. Different cultures define different dates as the start of winter, and some use a definition based on weather. When it is winter in the Northern Hemisphere, it is summer in the Southern Hemisphere, and vice versa. In many regions, winter is associated with snow and freezing temperatures. The moment of winter solstice is when the sun’s elevation with respect to the North or South Pole is at its most negative value (that is, the sun is at its farthest below the horizon as measured from the pole).

Bantam

From station Naarden-Bussum a walk around the Hilversumse Meent.

Naardermeer

The Naardermeer (Lake Naarden) is one of the oldest private natural parks of the Netherlands. Amsterdam wanted to fill this area with garbage, but now it is a vital refuge for all sorts of birds.

‘t Hoge Gooi

A Sunday morning walk from station Naarden-Bussum to the forests and heaths in the more Northern part of ‘t Gooi

Four Heaths

A special walk starting at station Naarden-Bussum; a walk over four heaths. It should have been five, but it was quite cold. So, another time I’ll give you all five of them around my village! In order; Tafelberg-, Blaricummer-, Wester- and Bussumerheide.

Winter ’17/18

A quiet winter, except maybe for it’s cold ending. For some reason only pictures from my neighborhood in Amsterdam, commuting stations and from my office. Find the picture with the IJsselmeer frozen over…

Rainy Dublin

Ireland proved itself by showing us it’s rainy and stormy character. We didn’t expect nice weather, but a full weekend of storm, rain and hail was pushing it to the limit.

Silence

The Old Church in Amsterdam is the oldest building of the city. I was lucky enough to have a beautiful experience here, a concert in a dark church during sunrise. Broken mirrors on the floor like pools of water – an exposition of Marinus Boezem – scattered the light on the […]

January Mix

Some miscellaneous pictures from Amsterdam and Alkmaar, January 2017.