Having a dog changes ones life in many ways. Once upon a time I spent my week-ends curled up in the sofa, with a cup of tea in one hand and book in the other. Nowadays I am trudging through mud, trying to avoid whatever precipitation the bleak Brussels skies are determined to throw at me. Because those puppy eyes cannot be denied…
There are many parks in Brussels, but Forest de Soignes is great when you feel like a forest rather than the wide expanses of lawns. We spent innumerable hours there this winter, and while I felt nostalgic about my lazy reading days, I did discover how beautiful the forest can be even in the winter.
In early January light snowfall created a hazy atmosphere during our walk.
There is a lake in the Rouge Cloître area of the forest and, like one might expect, a lot of birds gather there to enjoy what the water gives them.
Moss gives some green to an otherwise wintry forest
And the road goes on and on…
The stems of bare winter trees create their own patterns