Every summer I read through Władysław Reymont’s Nobel Prize winning book The Peasants: Summer
and enjoy the descriptions of the landscape. Here is one excerpt:
"All the landscape was given over to an inundation of wild flowers. Along every pathway there reigned a wonderful profusion of soft white and gold and violet hues.
Field bindweed Cornflower (Wikipedia) Forget-me-not
“The larkspur and convolvulus (field bindweed) put their perfumed heads forth from their hiding places in the cornfields; bluebells and cornflowers were seen in every patch, and the hollows where water had been now teemed with forget-me-nots, making the dells look like bits of blue, fallen from the sky.
Close up of purple vetch Buttercup Dandelion
"There were clumps of vetches without end, buttercups and dandelions innumerable;
Thistle Purple Clover
"and the purple flowers of thistle and clover"
"and daisies with chamomiles-and countless others, of which only our Lord knows the names, since they were blooming for Him alone.”
Except for cornflower all images taken by author
One of the biggest moments in my life was being able to sign for my very own library card. When I'm not reading, researching and writing I'm riding my bike, sewing or gardening. I love flea markets, folk art, and traveling to Poland.