As you know, I like to tear myself away from home and explore other parts of the world, but I usually do it for autumn and winter, in my home country Poland I prefer to experience the charms of summer. In the city, I am looking for chillout on sun loungers filling city beaches and also silence and characteristic smell of warm nights, and in the countryside I search for idyllic views and scents of hay, I look for sky full of stars and August rainbows.
Polish village in the morning: If you do not sleep too hard, you will be wake up with a rooster crowing and choking chickens, the goose’s and the rest of the domestic birds, to which – to my surprise – even ostriches can be counted now. While traveling through the villages you have to have eyes wide open, you never know what awaits you behind a bend or who lurks behind a wooden fence. It might be sleeping ostriches in the company of screaming geese, trying to steal attention from this amazing – for our Polish conditions – birdies. Jealous screamers but also beautiful, I admit.
And in the evening, at the lake, a nice cold will wrap you around before going to bed, and evening will show the area from a different perspective than during the day, when on the inflatable pontoon better sunbath in the middle of the water tank, running away from numerous tourists with a barbecue. Or go quietly around the lake passing just a few bikers. Everywhere there is something buzzing, tinkling, flying. Bumblebee flying around, colorful butterflies, sometimes unfortunately also biting flies, but none dare to attack me.
When a pair of dogs runs to you standing in the middle of someones field do not panic, unless you see a foam on one’s mouth, then take to one’s heels and jump back on the bike, or quickly go to the car. And forget about this rainbow, probably soon will appear next one, in August it’s nothing extraordinary. I met friendly or indifferent animals during this time, omitting fleeing deer and storks dissatisfied with the photo shoot I tried to take.
Lower Silesia is a place I have visited with my parents in childhood. Intensely and on every side, until perhaps there was too much. It took a while, and I admit I am delighted to discover the old places again. We have beautiful countryside in Poland, so close to Wroclaw, let’s enjoy it!