The sun hidden deep in summer forest... The sun in the woods
|"... All things are connected.
This we know.
The earth does not belong to man; man belongs to the earth.
This we know.
All things are connected, like the blood which unites one family.
All things are connected.
Whatever befalls the earth befalls the sons of the earth.
Man did not weave the web of life, he is merely a strand in it.
Whatever he does to the web,
He does to himself.”
--An oft disputed translation of an 1854 speech by
There were always many forests In the Smolensk region. Even today near the
Ugra river is dence forest which had not cut and not burned since 12 centure.
Often wade through a forest is possible only by animal trails.
Now there is capitalism in Russia, wild capitalism. Smolensk woods changed. Very
many old forests were cut and very many fields overgrown with young trees.
Along river banks to cut down woods is prohibited by law. Now these woods nobody
cares and they are gradually turning into real deep forests.
It is a spring in the forest in the Moscow region.
Good morning, brown bears! Photo by photo-bear.com
Babye Leto in Russia.
Morning frost. Photograph by photo-bear.com
is warm and sunny, but in the morning it can be pretty cool
Babye Leto (Бабье лето) is a meteorological phenomenon that occurs
September in Russia (2 weeks since September 14). It is a period of warm,
The term Babye Leto has been used for many centuries. It means Woman's
Summer but not Summer of old ladies! Many years ago women in
villages worked hard all the summer long. Only in September they may have a rest - a
small summer holiday. They said "The weather is good just for women".
In Europe and North America there is an analogue of
Babye Leto - 'Indian Summer'.
But it is later, in November, when the leaves have turned or fallen down.
Ferns in a dense forest. Photograph by photo-bear.com
There are many wild dense woods in Russia.
Dense forest is very interesting and nice place. Usually it is eco-friendly
place, therefore, the forest is very good for city dwellers to relax and spend
Green trees, clean river, nice wild flowers, a small house in the wood - often
we don't understand how these simple things are really important to us.