Grindelwald glacier global warming

Upper Grindelwald glacier
The upper Grindelwald glacier in Bernese Oberland, Switzerland.
The global warming has almost taken away this impressive glacier.
Twenty years ago, the glacier was so much larger, the ice and snow of the glacier were much more closer to the valley.

Upper Grindelwald glacier
Another photo of the Upper Grindelwald glacier.


I found an article on the internet: The big melt: Glacier National Park is losing its glaciers.

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Beautiful blue butterfly

Blue butterfly
Beautiful blue butterfly.

On this very very warm days it is nice to have some shade. For a walk in the National Park Utrechtse Heuvelrug.
I saw this wonderful small blue butterfly on the heath flowers, didn’t see the back of the wings so I haven’t seen if there are spots on it.
Googled on the internet but I cannot find it, there are many blue butterflies and because I don’t know how the pattern looks on the other side of the wings…..

I don’t have a telelens with a macro function now, my last one (a Tamron) had that macro option. That means that I have to crop a lot. Otherwise this little blue butterfly is so very small on the photo. 


Op deze tropisch warme dagen is het fijn om afkoeling te zoeken. Voor een wandeling naar het Nationaal  Park Utrechtse Heuvelrug.

Ik zag dit prachtige blauwe vlindertje rondvliegen tussen de heide planten. Gelukkig ging hij even zitten. Net genoeg tijd voor een foto.
Omdat ik benieuwd ben naar de naam ben ik gaan Googlen maar ik zag dat er veel kleine blauwe vlindertjes zijn en ik heb de andere kant van de vleugels niet kunnen zien, weet niet wat voor patroon erop zit en weet dus niet hoe hij heet.

Ik heb geen telelens meer met een macro stand erop, mijn vorige lens had dat wel (Tamron). Daarom moest ik veel croppen om dit kleine vlindertje wat groter op de foto te krijgen.


Old leave between the pine cones. The light was so beautiful.

Oud blad tussen denneappels, het was zo mooi belicht door een zonnestraal.

Winter days

The last weeks winter is frequently showing its beauty.

Frost on the branches of the trees and on the grass and frozen ponds. And when the sun is shining for a (short) moment nature looks like a fairy tale.
The days and nights are cold and we even had some snow last week.

This is my contribution to the B&W Projekt 2017

I converted this image above from a coloured version.
This is the original coloured photo.

 

Winter with frost

Butterflies


It seems it is butterfly time. There are so many beautiful butterflies in the garden.

They are flying around in the garden looking for the best flowers, the best place to eat.
The Buddleja, of course, seems one of the most populair butterfly plants.
It seems to be very attractive to the butterflies.

This wonderful butterfly was sitting on a Scabiosa flower. 
A darker one was visiting the Buddleja.