Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Out Of The Woods: Wintertime in Nature

As the days of winter are progressing nature around Mostar is in a standstill. The days are short and mostly cold, and that is reflected in the busy city as well as outside of it, far away in mountain ranges and woods. While venturing out into the mountains seems like a chore during winter, I love escaping here, if not only for the solace and different side of nature at this time of year.



The first two shots above show the Prenj mountain range. Survival here is hard, since the slopes lead into deep woods and when winter rolls around everything here is cut of from the rest of the world. A different fate befalls visitors in the Rujiste mountain. Here the roads are mostly cleaned and you can visit the ski center and have a walk in the woods. The images below are from Rujiste.



The woods are deep in these regions and do seemingly go on forever. Of course they go mostly up hill, so it's hard to get lost in them. I love taking a peek inside and trying to find low angles to shoot from or even subjects that are interesting to me, like the tree in the next shot.




Eventually you can escape the woods and enjoy winter in the open space. Snow does cover these mountains, and while we had some at the beginning of the year, we are still waiting for a good second sprinkling. In any case, nature will always be ready to surprise you and offer up great sights.




I hope you enjoyed this excursion into and out of the woods.

23 comments:

  1. Very nice shots! I wish you a good and beautiful year 2016 dotted with happiness and joy in creation!
    Bises Cath.

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    1. Thanks Cath for visiting. Glad you liked the photos.

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  2. Wonderful images of winter, Mersad!

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  3. Yes Mersad, i enjoyed every bit of it. What i appreciate with the woods in temperate countries is that the undersides are so clear, unlike what we have in the tropics. However, there is a bit of boring sameness because wide spaces have the same vegetation as far as your eyes can see.

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  4. fantastic sceneries Mersad... your photo's always make me want to pack my bags and leave for a trip

    Have a nice abc-day / week
    ♫ M e l ☺ d y ♫ (abc-w-team)

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  5. Beautiful images - lovely! Thank you for sharing at http://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2016/01/shells-on-shells.html

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  6. Thanks for the mountain tour. I did expect to see snow. Looks like a warm or dry winter there so far.

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  7. Lovely! You sure do get around! Have a great week!
    http://travelingbugwiththreeboys-kelleyn.blogspot.com/2016/01/baby-it-is-cold-outside.html

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  8. Heuer fehlt der Schnee von den Ladschaften. Trotzdem schöne Bilder.
    Liebe Grüße

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  9. Lovely images, especially the first two of the mountains.

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  10. I really did enjoy that stroll through the woods! Wonderful photos!

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  11. I am always in awe of the beauty you show us, these are all awe inspiring. my favortie 3 are 1,4, 7

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  12. Marvelous captures as always, Mersad!! And, as always, thank you so much for sharing the beauty of your world!! I do love the mountains and they look so much like ours here in Oregon!! I hope your week is going well!! Enjoy!

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  13. Impressive views. I don't really get out much in "nature" in the winter.

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  14. True beauty,even in winter.I did enjoy these a lot.

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  15. Once again you've made me want to visit....

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  16. Great photos, - we are suffering through a foggy inversion so get little chance to see the surrounding hills and woodlands...

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  17. Extremely enjoyed it! Thanks for sharing these beautiful sights.

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  18. Looks like a mild winter.

    ROG, ABCW

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  19. You make nature look good all year round!

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  20. Lovely nature around you and thanks for showing.

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  21. I did enjoy the excursion very much! What a beautiful place to live!

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