Thursday, 31 March 2016

Running water is very expensive here

31st March 2016
In my place running water is really expensive especially if you live in a big conurbation. But I can admit that running water in the countryside is not cheap,too.
 Walking in the countrysiude I have noticed some people have decided to build a well. I totally understan them.
It was the wise decision to build the well and save a lot of money..

First spring flowers.

As you can see in the photos above most owners install metal fences here which are more popular then wooden ones.
 
 
 
Is running water expensive in your place?

Wednesday, 30 March 2016

Let me introduce MRS SPRING

30th March 2016
Wow I have survived one more very mild winter. And we finally have trees and bushes in bloom.


Katowice today at1p.m.

Tuesday, 29 March 2016

Walking at Easter Monday

29th March 2016

Yesterday it was the last walk before we left South East of Poland. The nature is amazing there. I was walking between the fields 10 km.. about 3 hours..I love walking..







Have a great Tuesday.. See you later..

Sunday, 27 March 2016

Greetings from Sicily for my bloggers friends

28th March 2016
 
In my place we are waiting for a hot, nice weather but in the Sicily (Italy) the weather is fantastic. Sicily is a place where my friend Concetta lives. She lives in a small town Racalmuto.
 
Racalmuto (Sicilian: Racalmutu, from the Arabic "rahal-maut", "village in ruins") is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Agrigento in the Italian Autonomous Region of Sicily, located about 90 kilometres (56 mi) southeast of Palermo and about 15 kilometres (9 mi) northeast of Agrigento.
Racalmuto is the setting of Angelo F. Coniglio's historical fiction novella The Lady of the Wheel.[2]
Racalmuto borders the following municipalities: Bompensiere, Canicattì, Castrofilippo, Favara, Grotte, Milena, Montedoro. wikipedia.

My friend's house.

Her dog.




This summer I am visiting her and I am very happy. I love sunny places and exploring different cultures. Racalmuto is about 3000 km from my place. I am flying from Cracow to Catania It takes me about 2,5 hours.












The photos show traditional Easter cakes which are very popular there. My friend baked them before Easter.




Easter -a peaceful and relaxing day..

27th March 2016
 
 
Today is Easter Sunday so we have experienced Daylight Savings Time. We had to get up earlier to prepare Easter breakfast - the most important meal of the day. Finally the weather is fantastic sunny and hotter than yesterday.
The heart of the small town. 8.a.m.


View from my kitchen window. I can enjoy the beautiful spring day..

Saturday, 26 March 2016

Holy Saturday at my place

26th March 2016


So all products products are prepared for celebrating Easter. Today the weather is cloudy but tomorrow we are expecting sunny Easter.


Easter Saturday in Poland is a busy day. Every Polish family visits a church with a basket full of food products (a piece of bread, salt, sausage, egg - usually painted etc). Especially children love it! The baskets are then blessed by a father.

My dog is loooking fot a delicious treat..
My Easter basket which includes eggs, some bread, an orange, salt and other goodies.



Happy Easter from Europe..

Friday, 25 March 2016

Good Friday in the small town

25th March 2016

Today is Good Friday in the Roman Catholic Church. A lot of people go to the church.
In my country Good Friday is not a public holiday but some businesses finish work earlier.
The weather was perfect for walking and relaxing. A lot of people did shopping so the shops were very crowded.

While we were driving a car we have noticed an amazing house in the tree. It was located in the private property so I think father has made it for their children.





Willow trees in the residential area look charming.

 

Thursday, 24 March 2016

Welcome in the countryside

24th March 2016
In the morning we left Upper Silesia for 5 days because we are going to spend Easter in the countryside. During walking dog I have taken some photos.

Hens and rooster - wow just I am in the small town.. I always have a dream to have chickens one day... I know it is stupid idea but I would like to have fresh eggs..
The first buds..

Local post office . In front of it is a nice willow..

Tomorrow  it is a high time to prepare something for EASTER.

Wednesday, 23 March 2016

Modern church


23rd March 2016
 
Last weekend I took part in a funeral service. The service took place in a modern church. The church is very young because it was built 20 years ago. Building churches now is not very common here because less and less people go to church. Of course it is typical for modern European society.
The architecture of the church is completely different from churches which were built at the beginning of the 20th century.



In my opinion this church looks charming and white churches are not typical here,.


Tuesday, 22 March 2016

The second day of spring is terrible in Europe


 22nd  March 2016
 
Today was a gloomy day in Upper Silesia but nice. But the most terrible news has arrived from  Brussels. The terrorist attack in Belgium. It means we are not safe in Europe any more. Which country will be the next Poland, Germany, Italy who knows?
The photo of the church in Gdansk.
 
 
We must live normally to work, to travel in bussiness or in private matters. Or simply fly for holidays...


The Roman Catholic Church in Gdansk
Maybe we should pray for peace...

What is the best solution.?. Which way is the best? How to live in our Europe.



The first flowers in the spring..

Monday, 21 March 2016

Spring is here



21st March 2016

Today is the first day of spring. The day is not too hot but sunny. Today I uploaded photos which were taken in London on 28th March 2012. Spring is my favourite season of the year but As I am an allergic person so difficult to survive.
Daffodils in Hyde Park.London








A short movie featuring birds and other wildlife seen on Wild Poland Birding tours in the Białowieża Forest and Biebrza Marshes in 2013 and 2014. 




Enjoy the first day of Spring..

Sunday, 20 March 2016

Lipnica Murowana, Poland, And Its Famous Palm Contest


20th March 2016

Personally I don't do a palm but I admire how skilfull are some people.

The traditional contest for tallest Easter palm attracted thousands of local residents
 and tourists to Lipnica Murowana on Palm Sunday.

The small village in southern Poland is well known for its tradition dating back to 1958.

Residents of Lipnica and surrounding villages gather there every year to present hand-made palms made of willow and bedecked with flowers and ribbons, symbolising the sacrifice of Christ as well as the rebirth of life. According to the rules of the competition the palms cannot have any metal parts.

The highest palms presented in this year's contest reached almost 30 metres, with the winner made by Zbigniew Urbanski coming in at 29.4 metres.

Smaller palms were made by children and a local kindergarten presented their own, made with the help of teachers.

Palm-making has is strongly embedded in Poland's Easter traditions. The most common palms are made of dried grasses and evergreens such as wild bilberry sprigs, boxwood and catkins, as well as flowers made of paper tissue.

Saturday, 19 March 2016

Easter decorations are ready

19th March 2016

Today was a perfect sunny day but very cold. In the morning I decided to make myself an Easter decorations. Every year I decorate the small branches with green buds and colourful  plastic eggs . In my opinion it looks nice.




At Easter I am expecting green leaves... It would great view.



My neighbours house.. The sky was amazing today..