29 thoughts on “Wordless Wednesday: A Walk in the Woods

    • It isn’t too deep in the woods, so normal walking boots. Might take a stick next time as it is a bit slippery on the downward slopes. I do have spikes I can put on over my shoes too, but haven’t used them this year yet.

        • Hi Cathy. In the towns and villages everywhere is salted, so spikes are only really useful on country footpaths that get iced up. I don’t know anyone else who uses them, but they have been an essential item when walking dogs in the past! Everyone has winter tyres, but snow chains are only for emergencies in remote areas or the alps where the snowplough hasn’t got through. We also need 4 wheel drive here so we can get up our lane to the road. 2 years ago we had loads of snow that brought trees and our telephone line down, but last year there was hardly any. There is a bit more forecast for the weekend…. πŸ˜ƒβ˜ƒοΈ

    • It is so peaceful on weekdays, but with the lockdowns more people have been using these trails at weekends as they can’t do much else other than hike. The ski slopes are closed and in many areas people are restricted to a 15 km movement radius. So glad I don’t live in a city!

    • It changes the whole experience of a woodland walk Joanne… the sounds are duller, and you can see where all the animals and birds have been. I followed the tracks of what could have been a fox for most of my walk today, and crossed over deer paths and saw a couple of deer too. πŸ˜ƒ

    • Well, that is what they say, but there is often a lot of hot air in such ‘news’! It does vary regionally however, even within Bavaria. Some ski resorts in the Alps and Bavarian Forest occasionally have problems and have to use artificial snow for the lower slopes, but I can’t say I have noticed a difference in the 27 winters I have lived here… some years we get a lot and others we get hardly any.

  1. Nice! It looks kind of familiar to some of the views here in Wisconsin. We have snow-covered woods and hills this time of year. It hasn’t been terribly cold, so it’s been an enjoyable winter so far. Thanks for sharing the beauty.

  2. Snow in the woods is always magical. We were promised snow in Brussels this morning but so far, nothing. Luckily, although we live in a city, we are right on the edge of it, next to the forest, but like you we have experienced a bit of overcrowding at the weekends…

    • Yes, it is very peaceful in the woods, with just the rustling of dried leaves (and maybe animals?) beyond the pathways. πŸΏπŸ¦ŒπŸ—πŸ‡

  3. Cathy must be a wonderful walk through the snowy woods and through the snow. Your snow is what I like and not mine. Your snow is enjoyed and makes you happy, seeing animal tracks and coming across deer. We spent a whole winter in the country house and it snowed and lasted a week: I loved going out for a walk in the countryside and in the hills full of forest (different from yours, here it is holm oak, juniper, replanted pine, hawthorn, many shrubs such as dog rose, many aromatic such as lavender, thyme …). It was a wonderful week, although it was cold at the end and there was rime for many days: a divine spectacle. Cathy enjoys the snow and your magnificent forest !!!! Bundle up and keep warm. Happy weekend. Very affectionate greetings from Margarita πŸ¦ŠπŸΎπŸ¦ŒπŸ‡πŸ¦…πŸ˜€πŸ˜˜

    • It sounds lovely at your country house Margarita. We get snow every year here, but sometimes more and sometimes less. I don’t mind it until it starts melting and everything is icy! Have a good Sunday! πŸ‡β„οΈπŸ¦Œ

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