Good Stuff

Old Man Winter

Mark visited the polder landscape of northwest Germany (Friesland) near the North Sea, which is very similar to the Dutch landscape of farm fields and windmills, all below sea level. On Easter-eve he joined family friends for their annual bonfire that burns away the winter cold and brush cleared from the fields, to usher in spring. This amazing German tradition is widely celebrated, and fires were visible in every direction from our spot on the Pfahldeich (pile-dike, built in the 1600s).