While paint was drying...

we went out for a walk in the cold rain in the woods near the German border.  Despite the weather that reminded me that winter will arrive very soon in this area   (note to self:  buy extra scarf, hat, gloves and bring them over),  the landscapes along this short easy walk was quite stunning.

The Ruhr river, known for the big industrial area in Germany, starts in these magic boglands  and flows gently for a bit through Belgium before crossing the border.



Some more boglands with a beautiful little black lake


The Schwartzbach, another little creek at the German border (the trees you're looking at are German).



And then it was time to heat ourselves up with a hot chocolat , and some more painting to do :p

Comments

Lilacspecs said…
So, do you guys spend the weekends now in Wallonia or is the plan to move there full time eventually?
It must be nice to be closer to nature. I know I really get tired of the grey, flat, industry, farm areas here, especially in the fall and winter.
Goofball said…
@lilacspecs: no no we will not move permanently. It's truly a small weekend bungalow to spend time in nature with friends & family.
I also love living in the heart of a (small) buzzing city but the vastness of woods & boglands & lakes over there is fabulous.
Brian Miller said…
nice walk...love getting out in nature...and the warm up with hot chocoalte...nice....