For two reasons I at the time each day have longer walks in the forests - on the one hand because of the contact restrictions in consequence of Corona pandemic and on the other hand because of the wonderful weather with bright sunshine but temperatures only a few degrees above zero.
Today I walked on the hills above the little village Meiswinkel – a rural district of my city, Siegen (please see map view). The east wind up there really was icy but the visibility was stunning. I want to mention an amazing detail: There was not a single vapour trail in the sky – because of the international restriction of air traffic.
The main photo shows some male flowers of a goat willow (Salix caprea) – beautiful heralds of spring and often the first food for the bees.
In complementary photo you can see one of the for my region typical narrow valleys. In the attached panoramic photo you can overlook the landscape here were I live, called Siegerland. It's the most wooded region of Germany.