Is the moor dying?

We had a fantastic summer in 2018. Sunshine, heat, no rain. For days, weeks and months. Everybody was happy, enjoying the weather. Everybody… except the moor. In the first image you can see one of my favorite spots in the Dänikhorster Moor. A canal running through the heart of the moor. In the next image, an image from two days ago, the same canal. It is shot from the opposite direction. And it has been raining for a few days already.

RSP - Reinhold Staden Photography - Climate Change
Climate Change

RSP - Reinhold Staden Photography - Climate Change
Climate Change

The lakes also lost substantial amounts of water. The third image shows one of our lakes. The fourth image shows you the same lake only tow days ago.

RSP - Reinhold Staden Photography - Climate Change
Climate Change

RSP - Reinhold Staden Photography - Climate Change
Climate Change

I hope that the late autumn rain and the rain of the winter and spring season will refill the water level back to the normal point.
The weather forecast for the next days: cloudy with sunshine… no rain.

Not really happy days,
Reinhold

Winter’s Moor

Winter has arrived. First snow in the Dänikhorster Moor. It is usually a very quiet place. The snow has further reduced the sounds of animals and birds. I only heard the barking of a fox in the distance. Hopefully the snow will stay until tomorrow morning. I am planning to visit the Fintlandsmoor and the moor lakes to capture some snowy wetlands early in the morning. Fingers crossed! Happy days. Reinhold

Evolution

We had terrible weather. For weeks and weeks. Basically no autumn. Mostly cloudy and rainy. I decided to take a walk in the moor nearby. May be the wetlands have changed due to the increased water level. I was quiet early. It was pitch black when I arrived there. No sound. I looked towards the sunrise and suddenly some of the clouds moved away. I set up my tripod, mounted my camera and opened my rucksack for the filter holder and filters. And then I watched the evolution of the sunrise.
Mother nature is just awesome. On my way to the moor I heard the news in the radio. I thought the world is going down the tubes. But this sunrise convinced me. There is a greater power here on earth. And it has so much force. The force of quietness and beauty.
May this force be with you. Happy days. Reinhold