|A rare little insect, a large red damselfly (it has red eyes)|
|lovely blue forget-me-not|
The tour now continued down the peninsula to the coast and we took a rest at As vig by the beach. It was one of the days, where you want to come out to the fresh water to get some sea air. We passed Skjold church with a pretty vicarage . We used the time at As Vig for our coffee break, coffee and Wiener pekan cakes! Many people were enjoying the beach and the good weather. Many boats and canoers on the sea. I was thinking about how wonderful it was to finally be here in the summer sun; the winter had been so long and there had been an awful time in April and May at the hospital. But now it was summer and everything was okay. Life is beautiful.
We drove back north again through the pretty landscape with little country houses and well-kept farms to Horsens Nørrestrand, a nature reserve.It is a low watered lake north of the town of Horsens, separated from Horsens fjord by a sluice. The nature at Nørrestrand is very much varied and the mix of various nature types give a rich flora and fauna. The place was laid out as a nature reserve in 1977. Until 1982 was hunt allowed but the reserve is now totally listed.
The path along the reserve was beautiful. The air was filled with a scent of wild herbs and the birds were singing. It was a perfect summer's day. There was a sad break though. A dead little roe deer kid on the path . I don't know how it had been killed.
The terrain is very hilly and the path runs all the way downside the hills. Hereford cattle was grazing in the forested hills, and they were obviously happy to have the opportunity to rest below the shady trees in the heat. I have often thought about those large, bare fields where there are no shade to find for the cattle. Now I could see that they really like that.
photo June 2011: grethe bachmann
|Sweet Hereford cow.|