Alder catkins.

At the moment nature does not give much opportunities to take nice pictures. But this afternoon while the sun showed itself for a few hours I managed to photograph the first signs of spring although this time of the year it should be depths of winter.

Again not a white christmas this year but grey and windy weather with very soft temperatures. I wish everybody a cosy christmas eve and day and peace and happines to everyone.

Barnacle geese.

Wild geese have arrived from the remote north and are grazing on the meadows next to the river “The scheldt” These birds fly 3000 km to get here. Mostly this is a sign that winter is not far away.