This is why I love the forest just up the hill at the back of my house. It’s another world entirely. So alive.
Ladybird (ladybug) and ants on a thistle beside an abandoned road. Eastern Slovakia.
A Red deer hind jumps across a logging track in front of me. Eastern Slovakia.
Storks flying over a freshly mowed field, Eastern Slovakia. The sheer number and size of them are reminiscent of the Jurassic period…
Evening falls in the Carpathian Mountains of Eastern Slovakia. A lone hunting tower sits atop a hill in the distance
This is one of the red squirrels which live in my garden by the stream. Some of them are melanistic.
I had coffee in the centre of Bardejov this morning and watched the world slowly go by. I mulled things over and wrote down a few notes in my Moleskine.
The view from a break in the treeline along an old logging trail in the hills near my home. Eastern Slovakia. I love the forest so deeply.
An old cabin in a meadow, in the forest, beside a stream. Eastern Slovakia. Idyllic
This was a lucky snap shot of some young people in traditional dress in the UNESCO town of Bardejov in Slovakia. This was the same day as Svidnik’s Ukranian Festival so it’s likely they were on their way there to dance (or just returning from it)