Hi Friends 🙂 I would like to share with you the story of this photo that I took in the last summer .
It was a scorching day so I went for a walk through the meadow. The weather was stifling and sultry. Heavy and intoxicant aroma of herbs, mesmerizing buzzing of insects surrounded me. Small reptiles and amphibians hid in the shadow of burdocks and wild grass, bees from nearby beehives was flying lazily. Nature in her lush was overwhelming. The air was heavy, small clouds drowsily floated through the sky. My head was heavy, thoughts drowsily floated through my mind. Atmosphere was thick and sticky. Fire poured down from the sun. I became more and more sleepy. It was coming to noon….
In Slavic culture midday is a very dangerous moment because then may come to you Południca – Lady Midday, a goddess of noon and high Sun. Associated also with death from sunstroke. She is malicious and murderous demon who hunts in the summer for those who carelessly at noon were in the field or meadow. Let God protect you against fall asleep in the hot sunlight.
I’m sure that I heard her steps on meadow that boiling hot day.
Suddenly something has changed. I felt fresh and cold breeze on my face. Clarity of mind and thoughts returned. Sprang up stronger wind , white birches were bend under blow and foliage rustled. Wind quickly brought heavy clouds and in the air I could feel the taste of ozone.. It was coming to storm….
Awakened from my reverie I took my camera to take this photo and I ran away to the city to my home.
I live in a city all my life. Each escape to the countryside, every encounter with nature, with folklore is an adventure for me, really adventure.
Slawek , Poland