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End of Summer

September 26, 2012

Please click on photos for a much better view 🙂

Scott Thomas’ latest assignment, “End of Summer” was a challenge I just had to take up. Many of my photos here on the blog portray my impressions from the nature.  Therefore the focus in this post is on the nature around me, which I could not live without and which gives me so much beauty and peace of mind – in all seasons – including the end of summer. ……..

The first photo above is from the coast of East Jutland at Rude Strand, not many km’s from my home.  I visited a good friend and we had a nice, long walk along the beach a lovely late-summer evening…

My next photo is captured a little earlier that same evening. The sun is still shining, coloring the grass on the cliff above the beach with warm colors….

So even though the sea is now quite cool to swim in – on a warm day like this there is still heat both in the sun and in all autumn colors in nature.

This photo of a large agricultural property and the harvested fields is from Central Jutland near Billund Airport. I was here recently to send my oldest daughter and her boyfriend to Turkey to study at Bogazici University in Istanbul. The end of summer can also often be the beginning of new chapters in life 🙂 !

On the way home I spent the rest of the afternoon enjoying the nice Danish late summer weather .

I respect highly the farmer on the farm here – for letting this beautiful chestnut tree be standing in the middle of his field. I am afraid, that almost all other farmers would have cut down the tree to facilitate their work in the field.

Thanks to him for prioritizing aesthetics over cold hard cash! Now he – and we – can enjoy this beautiful solitary tree on stage here surrouded by the yellow harvested fields and the still green fence behind.

Equally beautiful was this field with the rolling green hills and the small lake. Here the lucky farmer, who owns this farm,  is able to enjoy the sight of his cows in these picturesque environments. And I hope you enjoy the sight as much as I did too…..

Seeing this sight made ​​me completely forget, that summer is near the end!

In the late afternoon, I reached Hærvejen. It is probably the oldest road in Denmark. It leads right through the middle of Jutland, i.e. in the watershed or drainage divide of the peninsula of Jutland, where people, horse carts and herds of cattle (or an army!: “Hær-vejen” means in English “Army-road”)  thus in the old days could go all the way from Germany to North Jutland. And do this without having to cross the many streams, that flow here from the ridge of Jutland facing east or west to the seas around the peninsula.

More informations about Hærvejen – including a small map – here.

I followed Hærvejen a long stretch, where it was possible to drive a car. Actually, I’d rather walk along this old road. Nowadays it is again possible to follow this up through Jutland by foot, and parts of the road is only accessible for hikers.

I say goodbye to summer with this evening image from my last visit by Jutland’s West Coast at Vejers Strand. (More photos from this area here.)

Although the photo is taken on a summer evening – autumn and darker and more unstable periods are heralded in the clouds of the evening sky…………………

39 Comments leave one →
  1. September 26, 2012 2:44 pm

    My very dear friend , I’m not in a good mood these days …. I wish I could be very far from everything even in another planet for all the autumn !


    • October 6, 2012 11:06 pm

      I do not think they have autumn in other planets – but I hope you will come and let me show you ours here in over here in Denmark some day!


  2. September 26, 2012 3:09 pm

    Wow…we even used the same words and type of photo to end our summers.


    • October 6, 2012 11:08 pm

      Thanks for making your assignments, Scott, I love these inspiring challenges!


  3. September 26, 2012 8:45 pm

    En smule kontrast til Ngorongorokrateret! Flott serie med bilder! Kjipt med alt regnet da! Ha en flott kveld!


    • October 6, 2012 11:11 pm

      Ja, Danmark og efterår er LANGT væk fra Ngorongoro, men begge steder er fantastiske 😉


  4. September 26, 2012 9:03 pm

    Absolutely love the first one, the colors are so pretty!


    • October 6, 2012 11:14 pm

      The first photo is one of those, that I did not notice before days later, when I until days later, when I was about to sort and store photos on the hard disk……


  5. September 26, 2012 10:31 pm

    The clouds in the last shot are lovely.


    • October 6, 2012 11:19 pm

      Yesthey were, I took many photos here. But this is actually taken by my son, who often borrows my camera and captures completely different and often great photos with it! (That’s me to the left – and one of my daughters with her ​​girlfriend beside me)


  6. September 27, 2012 12:32 am

    Love that first photo and I too am glad the farmer left the tree in his field. Like that one a lot too…and the last one of course…and many others!


  7. September 27, 2012 4:24 am

    Truels, these are lovely set of end of Summer photos. I can’t believe it’s over but I do looking forward to Fall. 🙂


    • October 6, 2012 11:23 pm

      No, I can’t believe summer’s over now too, and even autumn has some positive aspects, I do not like what is following the autumn!


  8. September 27, 2012 3:27 pm

    This post is a worthy tribute to the end of summer. Nice work Truels.


  9. September 27, 2012 3:32 pm

    I love the coastal images. It’s also wonderful that the farmer kept the tree.


  10. September 28, 2012 10:41 am

    I love the drama in the sky in the last shot here, this must have quite a sight in real life 🙂 beautiful shot!


    • October 6, 2012 11:27 pm

      We had a lovely summer evening out there by the sea, as many times before. Vestkysten af Jylland er bare et fantastisk område 🙂


  11. September 28, 2012 2:55 pm

    Jeg har vært i Danmark (og Århus) noen ganger på høsten og kjenner igjen fornemmelsene. Godt fanget!


    • October 6, 2012 11:29 pm

      Jeg er glad for at du har været her og (gen)kender det. Håber du kommer her igen – sig til og jeg leger gerne guide – med mere 🙂 !!!


  12. September 29, 2012 7:07 am

    Very lovely photos. My favorite is the first one. It really shows that summer is ending. The last photo: it is Wow-photo.


    • October 6, 2012 11:30 pm

      The more I look at these two photos – the more I like them too 😉 – Thanks, Matti!


  13. September 29, 2012 12:45 pm

    This is a beautiful collection of photos, Truels. My favorite has to be the cows surrounding the stream – so lovely and peaceful.


    • October 6, 2012 11:33 pm

      Yes, it struck me immediately, when I drove past this field, that this scene with cows is a classic and romantic Danish landscape!


  14. September 29, 2012 3:51 pm

    Love the change in pace from you… can’t wait for fall to start the change around . Thanks for the inspiration from your pics.


    • October 6, 2012 11:35 pm

      Thanks. I love the inspirations I get from you and the many other great photo-bloggers too 🙂


  15. October 5, 2012 12:09 am

    What a fine combination of photos and text – evocative images and good stories. Now I have to go read more about Hærvejen. That’s exactly the sort of path I’d choose to walk, too.


    • October 6, 2012 11:37 pm

      I am sure, that I one day will get back to Hærvejen – and walk along this. So maybe more stories about this old road will follow here 🙂


  16. October 5, 2012 3:18 pm

    The first one is my favorite , where I can go for a walk and continue it on the water without sinking !!!


    • October 6, 2012 11:39 pm

      If you continue on the water I hope you can swim (or can go on the water like Jesus could 😉 )….


  17. October 6, 2012 6:19 pm

    Hi Truels,, it is a beautiful tribute to summer, and with a hint of sadness for the passing of the warm weather. However, your winters are very beautiful, so no doubt we wil be treated to some more wonderful images of the next season.


    • October 6, 2012 11:41 pm

      I hope so. And while we are freezing here, I will look at your wonderful summer photos from down under!!


  18. October 8, 2012 1:44 pm

    that Hærvejen road looks like a fun road to ride bicycle on


    • October 8, 2012 9:35 pm

      I think so too, and I am sure I will go by bike og foot there next time!


      • under the skies of arkansas permalink
        October 8, 2012 11:17 pm

        that would be some great photos



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