Today started off rather miserably. My intention was to take my Netherlands visitors on a hike along a 'mountain' trail (now I put that word mountain in quotes because there really aren't any mountains to speak of in these parts - they're more properly called hills - but compared to the Netherlands we could consider them mountains). There was a drizzle falling steadily and the sky did not look like it would favour us any time soon. However, the rain stopped by late morning so we decided to pack a lunch and give it a try.
The weather cooperated, the scenery was beautiful, and there were countless photo opportunities, again. The mosquitoes were also plentiful and we donated several litres/quarts of good red blood as we sacrificed our bodies for the sake of making some photos. While I was able to make a variety of shots I decided to post ones of what we found growing along the trail - these were usually discovered through careful observation as we strove to not pitch headfirst into the mud by tripping on exposed roots or rocks.
(NOTE: please bear with me as I have company for a few days. I will do my best to post each day, and I will be back to visiting your blogs shortly and get caught up on your photographic experiences.)
(60mm f4 1/50 sec ISO800)
(60mm f4 1/60 sec ISO800)
(60mm f4 1/30 sec ISO800)