I hope you like this snapshot of a walk in nature on the island, but let me explain more about what you see here since some photos are better understood with a bit of historical context, and this photo is an example. I took it close to home, in an area that used to be part of the inland dunes but is so far inland that it now feels more like fields in a forested area than the inland dunes. If you would walk a bit more than an hour from the beach to this spot, you would first have to cross the high and sandy coastal dunes and then the planted forest I mentioned in my recent video. Next, you would cross the inland dunes, the woods on the castle grounds that are mostly closed to the public, and only then would you arrive in this last remnant of the inland dunes.
🌻 Thank you Alexander,
On the photo it looks like the grass has been mowed. perhaps for hay?
The Dutch have always been very resourceful . . . growing agricultural products on sand is amazing (-:
Are the Dunes still growing? (With men's help?)
Love hearing more about the islands the dunes and bountiful nature.
So much background and history! Thank for the information.
Drawing through places and details. Distances, slopes, plains, lines and shapes. Nature narratives. Even words can design landscapes.
🌻 Hi Judith Hubbart, try this for a fly over🌻🚁 via Google Earth (-:
If you like a birds eye view try Google Maps or Google Earth which is now available in a browser version. Here is one: https://earth.google.com/web/ (I used Firefox browser here).
search for Burgh-Haamstede in the Netherlands and zoom in (-:
And a lovely butterfly. You share such engaging material I now must investigate "castle grounds" immediately.
Very nice text, very interesting... which makes you want to go and find out!👌 🏻🌿🌿
Human intelligence and ingenuity have left lasting marks on nature for centuries, which we can enjoy today.
These landscapes are so wild and fascinating!
Could the generations that preceded us imagine that one day we would need these places of unspoiled nature, places so precious to recharge our batteries...?
In France, along the Atlantic Ocean, all the work of our ancestors to fix and hold the sand and dunes in place by planting lots of pines and maquis, has been wiped out by the construction of seaside resorts over the past 2 last centuries. , holiday resorts, many of which have already (sadly) been eaten away by sand, opening up paths for ocean waves…
Fortunately🙏, many of our coastal regions (and there are many of them in France) have been protected for a long time by very strict coastal protection laws, thus keeping intact the beauty of the places, the traces of the activities of our ancestors and the beautiful geography. of our country ! 👌🌿🌊
Knowing how to live in harmony with our land... it's so essential!
Dunes fascinate me. Wish we had some. Thanks for sharing.
Love your pictures and your explanations. I can just see the farmers swearing and trying to get the sand off their land. Must read up on dunes in general and inland dunes.
I’ve been studying the structure in the center of the second photo at the end of the center tree line; wondered if it were a home, shed? Otherwise the green bursts forth so clearly in the trees, grasses. So pure in every way. Untouched it would seem. No wildlife. ? Recall earlier posts elsewhere I suppose of the ponies that were fascinating.
Rena speaks of castle grounds? Reading again more slowly....