I need positive stories and I’m not getting them from the news.
January 2023 is the hottest and wettest month on record. Fields are under water and inflation presents many people with challenges. And sadly there is a war going on too. That’s for Europe alone! Oh! I forgot the Corona scourge.
January is a dark month, particular with the absent of snow. So I need positive stories and nature doesn’t fail!
Yesterday I saw the little white-throated dipper. It was in a good mood. That’s my own opinion 😉😊 The bird had taken up residence on a rock, if it wasn’t walking around the bottom of the fast-flowing stream in search of spring fly larvae and other goodies. The bird nodded and preened its feathers and tilted with its tail. Quite a ballet, I think.
The white stag and the white-throated dipper are my crown jewels. Though the green mosses that light up on fallen trees in the forest floor are marvellous too. The trees are allowed to stay to support birds with food, they find in cracks and under the bark.
And I forgot all the nice people who are out enjoying nature too. The good talks, many smiles and the enthusiasm! It is uplifting.
Nature is incredible, enchanting, stimulating, sublime, extraordinary, staggering, impressive…
Sunken ancient roads and old bridges. I think it is fascinating to imagine what challenges people had in the old days when they travelled through the landscapes.
People have been very exposed to all kinds of weather with the equipment they had back then. Passages through wetlands must have been very challenging.
Ellemosen is a wonderful marsh with a 2,800-year-old paved path, and a 5,200-year-old pile-built bridge, which today is hidden underwater.
Now new paths have been established in the marsh, but for a completely different purpose. Birds and beavers are waiting for your visit.
Far out in the marsh is a very nice and cozy hide in an old pumping station.
Inside the hide, there are lots of information about what kind of birds you can see in the marsh.
The picture on the right shows the 2,800 old paved path, and on the horizon Tibirke Church is seen as a small red dot.
On my way towards Tisvilde Beach, I make a detour in the hills of Tibirke Bakker, up to a place called Udsigten, ‘the view’.
To the right, I see Arresø with Arrenæs and to the left a glimpse of Kullen’s ‘blue mountains’ in Sweden. In the middle of it all lies Holløse Bredning, the marsh.
I continue my walk down to Skovkærsvej in the forest, Tisvilde Hegn and out to the sea.
I can highly recommend a walk in this wonderful area ❤