Testing the ice

 See, it did look like winter. Which meant we obviously had to test the ice. As you can see here, strong discussions about where to walk were had by all people and dogs involved.  Kim had a very strong opinion about treading on ice, which she voiced very loudly. I do have a movie clip of that. But since it includes a silly dance by yours truly, I won’t be publishing that online.  

  Must admit I’m very much in love with the camera of the iphone five. I got a new work phone and the image quality is so much higher than of my trusted samsung. I loved that one, and the pictures were fine, but in this early evening light the samsung couldn’t do anything. The iphone, though – wow! Just look at that beautiful light in these pictures, it’s pretty much the way your eyes conceive it! So impressed. Can’t wait to see if I can finally manage to capture the colours of crochet projects correctly.

Winter crochet

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Winter has come to the uiterwaarden. It’s just not a very cold winter *grin*

Time to work on my winter blanket again!

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Recognise the colours?

Also started another crochet project, long over due: the crochet rag rug! Very necessary in our house, since the underfloor isolation is pretty non-existant. Finally gonna cut up all the old and threadbare pieces of clothing. Starting with a horrendous red skirt *grin*

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It already looks much better like this!

Riverside

20151229_112446.jpgI probably need to update more, but I’m having such a winter! It’s so dark and gloomy all the time, I’m not feeling very inspired to take pictures. However, these geese did want to show off their beautiful flight patterns. My Phone camera unfortunately can’t capture them properly, so you’ll have to zoom in your head.

While wandering near the¬†Waal, we found tracks by some locals…

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…beavers! They’ve been quite busy, as you can see.

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We have yet to see an actual beaver here, but we often find tracks, though not usually as Obvious as these. We’ll have to stay on the look-out! Though we usually go for a walk when the sun’s out (…or at least pretending to be out…), which I suppose isn’t beaver-active-time. Time for an early morning walk, I guess.

Have you ever spotted a beaver in the wild?