Monday, 14 June 2010

Lithuania 6 a.m.

I can finally feel that the summer has begun – I can no longer stay in bed after it gets light! Some would say that I need better blinds, but to tell the truth I prefer the world with not so many people in it. I wouldn’t say I dislike people; it’s just that sometimes city or, in other words, that busy ants nest can get me down.

I like empty roads and nice mist, that you sometimes get early in the morning. I also love to be able to just stop and take photos that in other circumstances wouldn’t be taken.

This morning I deliberately returned to a field of lupines, that we passed just the other day.

I’d love to get into the middle of it and take some flowers home, but after having heard so much about ticks I guess it’s better to admire them from a safe distance…

Later on I spotted a stork. I think I scared it, as after I took my camera out, it started to fly away.

Then there was a very friendly horse in between white flowers. It was the best model I ever had – just a few nice words and it turned round a few times! Probably expecting a carrot or a piece of sugar...

Oh, and that very Lithuanian shrine – just by the road, in the middle of nowhere, next to a forest: yet the candle was lit.

Today all our prayers go to the people who had been deported to the Soviet Union/Siberia. June the 14th marks the day when the first mass deportations started in 1941.


Anne said...

These are gorgeous, Kristina. It's so nice to see lupines again since ous are long gone. Your comment about the ticks reminds me of how my friend sprayed down my feet and ankles before letting me wade out in the tall grasses.

And I love seeing the horse in that delicate field of white lace turning and coming toward you. Great capture on the stork-- just as its wings are openning.

Kristina said...

Thank you for your nice comments, Anne.

I think you managed to put into words what I thought about the horse and the white flowers - "delicate field of white lace". So poetic and yet so true! Thank you for this insight.

Linda said...

Your photos are wonderful. This is my first time to your blog and I enjoyed your posts. Thanks for sharing!

Kristina said...

Hello, Linda, and welcome to my blog! Thank you so much for your compliment. I hope to see you around again.