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Tuesday, 26 October 2010

Autumn Walk in Leersum




In Holland, between visiting Utrecht and Amsterdam, we also stayed in a small town called Leersum. The town itself is surrounded by great forests with marked walking paths, lakes, and gentle hills (steep by Dutch standards!).

We took a picnic of sandwiches and salad, and enjoyed meandering along the woodland paths, stopping much too often to take photographs of striking fly agaric toadstools in varying states of decay. The coloured posts marking out the different routes were difficult to spot in places, but on the plus side, that meant they weren't intruding into the beauty of the landscape. The heavens opened for a few minutes and soaked us to the skin - but since the sun came out once the rain had blown over, we dried out again quickly enough.

It was a beautiful area, and we'll definitely go back.




11 comments:

Ruth said...

love these awesome pictures!! Have a lot of fun!!

Blessings,
Ruth

Jenny Woolf said...

Reminds me of the landscape of East Suffolk. We discovered a grove of fly agarics, looked like a fairytale

Chad Zahara said...

Sounds amazing, looks amazing. ^_^

lakeviewer said...

I'm still laughing at the last post of yours,btw.

You are made for travel, Rachel. You seem to enjoy what people would normally find annoying.

Fly Girl said...

How Beautiful! That toadstool looks straight out of a fairy tale, not real life.

Joey @ Big Teeth and Clouds said...

Sounds so lovely!

elianefilho said...

Love the photos
what a great place to have a Picnic lunch :)

JadeLD said...

I love that toadstool - it's right out of the Brownie story -lol!

I really like visiting the little towns in other countries it often gives you more of a feel for what it's really like to live in that country.

carma said...

that mushroom is beautiful. I may have mentioned that I was really into mushrooms years ago- used to love to draw and paint mushrooms...

smilla4blogs said...

I always enjoy your travel posts and lovely photography!

liliannattel said...

I wonder why red in toadstools and frogs indicates poisonousness.

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