Nature in Spring!

In past weeks, I visited two parks — my two favorite parks here in The Hague — and I had a great time taking photos, enjoying spring, and looking at leaves, trees and flowers!

First up, a day after a cold and rainy King’s Day, I visited Park Sorghvliet with my neighbor Renate. On impulse, while it was still quite cold, I decided to check and see if the bluebells (NL: boshyacint) were blooming already. We were not disappointed!

A week later, I joined Maurits for one of his “Wandelen met Maup” adventures. More nature and stories of this park, including some unknown history! Such a glorious, warm day, with a great group of people, who all enjoyed the walk: I can highly recommend Maurits’ walks!

And this Saturday — again on a bright and sunny day — I made my annual Spring pilgrimage to the Japanese Garden in Park Clingendael. I was there quite early in the morning as to avoid the crowds of people that were sure to arrive1. After all these visits, it is becoming harder and harder to find new vistas and angles to catch on photographs, yet I do not mind.


  1. And arrive they did! After just 20 minutes, I left again, because the number of people made it difficult to focus on my photography.