Along the river Berkel
Easter Monday, 28 March 2005.
A weir in the river Berkel close to the village of Almen.
The river Berkel. The mist seems to linger on the fields. At the water's edge, long stretches of the meadows on both sides of the river have been turned into public footpaths, thus allowing a walk of several kilometers. After that, the path we followed led us into the woods.
Some frogs under water - it was their mating season!
Huis De Voorst (17th century). Constructed by two outstanding architects of that time. Our Prince Willem III, also King of England, contributed in the costs.
Flowers - again it was Jennie who identified them: this is wood anemone (aka crowfoot or windflower). The Dutch name is bosanemoon.
Huis 't Velde.
Huis De Voorst and Huis 't Velde once belonged to the Van Keppel family ; now they belong to the Stichting Geldersch Landschap en Geldersche Kasteelen.
A great walk - we enjoyed it very much! Too bad we got caught in a thunderstorm just fifteen minutes before we finished this tour of the countryside ...