January

birds at grey sky

Rav Amber kopi

January is usually dark and cold, and the month contains an endless number of days. According to the calender 31, but I´m not sure that is correct. One good thing about this time of year though, is the possibility to find amber along the west coast of Jutland. Amber will be washed up on the beach with the big waves at wintertime.

8 comments so far

  1. kiwidutch on

    Amber! wow, I’ve never seen amber on a beach before but in New Zealand there are lots of beautiful Marcasite stones to pick up if you know what you are looking for, I used to love looking for them every time we were walking on the beach.

    • Giiid on

      It is nice to walk along the beach and look for things, stones, amber or whatever, it is not so important what it is. The sea is full of secrets and it´s a great feeling to find one of them. I´ll look Marcasite stones up.

  2. montucky on

    Finding amber would be a big bonus to color the otherwise rather drab month!

    • Giiid on

      It surely would, and the time is perfect. But I am not sure my motivation is big enough to go searching for amber in this cold weather. 🙂

  3. Gerry on

    The contrasting images are striking, and really do tell the tale of Winter. There is both bleak beauty and cozy warmth to be had. But amber! Who knew? (OK, you and everyone else in Denmark I suppose, but it was intriguing news to me. Beachcombing in Jutland would be a lot of fun.)

    • Giiid on

      I am afraid that this winter’s tale will be much longer than I like, but let us see if the meteorologists are right. This time i´d like them to be wrong, frost from now on until march is almost too much. For the people looking for amber though, winter storms are a welcoming sign of more to find along the beach. The largest amber museum in Scandinavia is situated in west Jutland. In case you are around.
      http://vardemuseum.dk/dk.php/museer/ravmuseet

  4. isathreadsoflife on

    Striking pictures, both of them. I love the birds flying off the tall construction, nice contrast indeed. As for the amber… it is just magic and so beautiful ! I knew amber could be found in the Baltic Sea but never saw anything like this on the shores of the Baltic republics and Northern Germany. This is magnificent, Birgitte.

    • Giiid on

      Thank you. The amber at this photo has been treated, which has made it shiny, natural amber at the beach doesn’t look so conspicuous, as you probably know. Some people are very clever at finding amber, they know where to look, – not among the stones, but among other things with the same weight, as old wood for instance. Unfortunately best after a storm at wintertime, not the best time for a holiday at the beach.


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