Take a seat and feel at home

bench in the shrubs

Chairs are about status

I’m not sure I always feel like I’m in the seat. Sometimes I’m only holding on by one hand and flying out behind the roller coaster. I don’t know anybody who doesn’t feel that way. – David Morse

 

 

On my way through the woods

on my way

I might not be where I want to be, but thank God I’m not where I used to be

I am an idealist. I don’t know where I’m going but I’m on my way.

 

Abendlicher Waldweg nach Riebrau durch die Göhrde.

Glowing heath at Breeser Grund/Göhrde

Breeser Grund heath Göhrde Lower Saxony

Taking a quiet walk

“I`m not good at future planning. I don`t plan at all. I don`t know what I`m doing tomorrow. I don`t have a day planner and I don`t have a diary. I completely live in the now, not in the past, not in the future.” – Heath Ledger

Anthropogenic heathlands are maintained artificially by a combination of grazing and periodic burning, or mowing; if not so maintained, they are rapidly re-colonised by forest or woodland.
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Go to the forest to stay healthy

backlit-pines

meet the wise green friends

“Every day spend at least an hour in a forest to stay healthy, and much more than this, to stay sane in this insane world!” ― Mehmet Murat ildan

Long bygone giants – Breeser Grund

Old oaks on Breeser Grund

Ghosts from foretime and future

When I revisit the area of Breeser Grund in the vast forest of Göhrde in Lower Saxony/Germany I feel as if I’m time traveling to an ancient age. Not only does the sudden wide open surprise me each time after having crossed through the tall woods, more astonishing is the change to a historic era so abruptly.

Maybe you wouldn’t notice your feeling of small disturbance the first time you come here, but one day it would struck you, too: indeed, this place is like a Jurassic Park for oaks. Most only the remains can be seen now. The old giants are dead and nearly gone. And – I guess – never to come back again. The giant oaks are gone forever here. Even though the area is marked and protected by law as a Natural Wood Area where forest industry and trade is prohibited, replanting of new oaks seems to be a futile endeavour.

Now in mid-February of 2014 temperatures are way too high for the season. The place should have been bitter cold and covered by snow these days. This week it was not only possible to go for a gentle long distance run but I had to get rid of my windbreaker to endure the continuous warm weather.

Call it a bit far-fetched thoughts about this place and time: But for me foretime and future came together when I strolled over the Breeser Grund and took the photographs of the fallen giants at this visit. I’d say, ghosts not only emerge from past times.

First frosty morning

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Wide open space, wide open soul

Flying high

 

flying-high

Let past failures rest

Life is tough sometimes, never regret our past failure, keep moving on; having faith and believing that disappointment is a great teacher you will surely fly high.

Blooming Heather – Breeser Grund – Göhrde

Peaceful place to gain some energy back

Deep summer is when laziness finds respectability. But it’s almost gone by now.

 

More picture from the Wendland in Lower Saxony: http://im-wendland.info

Fine art

Fine art

"Kabuki" by Thomas Otto at the Golfclub Göhrde

Late Autumn in the Forest Göhrde

Autumn evening

Last colours before winter arrives