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Category: Plants, nature and nature beings

De eik in de zon

Recently I heard about the oldest tree in the forest near where we live. It’s an oak and it’s humbly hidden between the other trees, but rather exceptionally standing in the exact middle of a tiny little island. The ‘island’ is encircled by a shallow brooklet which is usually dry in summer so you can easily pass without getting wet or even muddy. A good friend showed me the way and together we went there to have a telepathic interview with the big oak.

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Glen Affric is a magnificent nature reserve, and the most beautiful place in Scotland according to many. The name “Affric” doesn’t mean ‘African’, but it’s Gaelic for “very spotted”. The reserve is well organised with many paths of different lengths and variety. Every now and then you come across a panel with interesting nature[...] Read more ...

In April 2009, I went on a trip with my oldest sister Sarah, a weekend away to Scotland, which she could combine with one of her trips for work. We both felt like seeing lots of nature and no tourists, so we drove off to the north, as far as we could for a two-day outing. After three or four hours of driving, we reached “Glen Cannich”, a valley that was cut out by a glacier[...] Read more ...

Whitethorn bush

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Some time ago in spring, my mother, my little sister and I went to the woods to pick white hawthorn blossoms to dry, so we could make herbal tea with it later. Hawthorn tea is very tasty and is widely known as ‘good for the heart’. We had discovered a good spot while we were driving around earlier, with a whole row of whitethorn bushes, a good way off the road, eye-catching and[...] Read more ...

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