Nature AllBeekBeekdaelenGulpen-WittemHeerlenHeinsberg (DE)MaasmechelenNederweertSittard-GeleenSteinVaalsValkenburg Silent Morning Early morning mist drifts through the trees in National Park Hoge Kempen (Limburg, Belgium). Because it was at the end of September, the heath was still quite purple which gives the scene a nice color-contrast as well! (2017) Crooked View Exiting the dark woodland of the Kelmonderbos (Beek, Limburg) I had this view over the adjacent fenced off fields, which were lit by the rising morning sun. Because of the crooked trees I could frame this image in a somewhat unusual but interesting way 🙂 (2017) A Ranger's Lookout Scattered around the forests in Limburg, you'll find many small lookouts like this one in the Vijlenerbos (Limburg, The Netherlands) (2017). Autumn Heath At the end of september I went to the Hoge Kempen National Park on a early misty sunday morning. Among the purple flowering heath trees and bushes started to color. The first sign that Autumn was near! (2017) Maize Maize (corn) is one of the many crops that is harvested in Limburg. Most of it will end up as food for cattle though. I kinda like the way the morning sun shines through the leaves in this particular field near the town of Mechelen. (2019) Green Wheat Close by, green wheat becomes a bit of an abstract! As seen somewhere along the Steingraafpad near the villages of Munstergeleen and Puth. (2009) Wooden Bench The quote on the bench is a clever play on words in the Dutch language: it both means (generally speaking) "you are at the right spot being in the landscape of Limburg" as well as (specific) "you are sitting right here, on a bench, in the middle of Limburg's landscape". (2017) Mistletoe Trees full of mistletoe, in between the Julianakanaal (Juliana Canal) and the Maas (Meuse river) near the towns of Geulle and Elsloo. Mistletoe is quite common in Zuid-Limburg as opposed to the rest of the Netherlands and they grow all year long! (2006) Chaos Countless tree trunks and branches along one of the many paths in the "Schinveldse Bossen" (Forest of Schinveld). In this compressed view (shot at a focal length of 110mm) it looks quite chaotic! (2018) Bend With The Wind On an early Sunday morning in Spring at the Teverenerheide (Germany, right at the border with The Netherlands). Straight out of camera, the image already had a kind of a vintage, soft look. I guess because at f1.8 it was kinda difficult to get anything in focus with the wind blowing through the wheat. But somehow this image has something appealing. At least I think it has 🙂 (2017) It's Raining Bokeh Balls Just a simple backlit image, but I like the way the "bokeh" in the background looks like dozens of balls falling down from above! (2018) Calluna Flowering Calluna, or simply (common) heather, on the Brunssummerheide on a nice summer evening in August, just before sunset. The Brunssummerheide is well-known for its large patches of purple heath in the months of August to September. (2017) Knuppelbruggen National Park "De Groote Peel" (border Limburg / Brabant) is a large area with lots of Peat (Turf), lakes, heath land, sand ridges and ... swamps! So these wooden paths have been constructed to keep your feet dry - and they are called "Knuppelbruggen" here. (2015) Branches Interesting trees along the edge of the Schweibergerbosch, west of the village of Mechelen in the heart of "het Limburgs Heuvelland" (hills of Limburg) (The Netherlands). I like the way the branches of the trees look like tentacles rising up from the ground. (2019) Schaloensvoetpad Signs of Autumn appear in the trees at Schaloensvoetpad, a nice avenue near Kasteel Schaloen (Oud-Valkenburg, Limburg). This path leads to "De Drie Beeldjes", just visible in the far diatance. (2017) Autumn Leaves Early morning sunshine hitting yellow-orange autumn leaves on the Schaloensvoetpad, near Kasteel Schaloen (Oud-Valkenburg, Limburg - The Netherlands). (2017) Want to frame these photos? You can buy physical prints! Stay up to date with the RSS feed! Leave a Reply Cancel replyComment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.