Thursday, April 24, 2014

Apple orchards nearly as far as the eye can see.

Endless blue skies.

Rolling green hills and fertile farmland.

Honey bees bumbling around the pretty blossoms.

This is springtime in Poland.
Last week, when I took a personal roadtrip to Czersk, I was astounded by the beauty in Poland’s countryside. I almost felt nostalgic for my homestate of Nebraska as I encountered farmers on their tractors on the road and in the fields. Farmers are a familiar sight in Poland, but certainly not in the city where I spend most of my time.
Rows and rows of apple orchards in Poland's countryside.
Sometimes, I get so preoccupied planning my daily schedule that I forget to take time to admire Mother Nature and soak up all the beauty that surrounds me. I’m rushing off to my pilates class, quickly buying groceries at the market or running late to meet a friend for coffee and then I completely forget all those little things.

But as you’ll see in this photo post, the little things often matter the most in life. Those white blossoms or those blue skies, for example.
So I tried to capture the beauty I saw in Poland’s countryside the other day. I hope you’ll enjoy the photos!

Now who wants to come visit us in Poland?
An archway of apple blossoms in Poland.
Did you know that Poland is the 3rd largest exporter of apples in the world?

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jaz@octoberfarm said...

how beautiful! i had no idea that poland exported apples.

Ozlem's Turkish Table said...

gorgeous photos! Must make it to Poland, especially in spring time!:) Ozlem x

Joy said...

@joyce, Poland exports a lot of ag products like geese and foie to Germany, button mushrooms worldwide and raspberries all over Europe. I can't wait til berry season!

Joy said...

@Ozlem, definitely! Our spring weather has been incredible lately! :-)

BacktoBodrum said...

Poland wasn't a place I'd considered visiting but you are making it sound very tempting.

Joy said...

I'm trying to promote Poland! Maybe the tourism office should work with me! :-)