I am enjoying my lazy holidays in Bory Tucholskie. Yesterday we went to the forest to look for mushrooms. 45 years ago we used to come back from the walks with baskets full of them. Maybe it is too early now, no mushrooms at all. But it is sunny so the walkings are very pleasant. We found yesterday in the forest the monument of Swiatowid, LF remembered it. So at least one thing from the past.
he Tuchola Forest, also known as Tuchola Pinewoods, (literal translation of Polish: Bory Tucholskie; Kashubian: Tëchòlsczé Bòrë; German: Tuchler or Tucheler Heide) is a large forest near the town of Tuchola (Tucheln) in northern Poland, which lies between the Brda and Wda Rivers. It contains the Tuchola Forest National Park, which is at the core of the Tuchola Forest Biosphere Reserve, designated by UNESCO in 2010.
The area was formed during the last glacial age and is covered with low hills and more than 900 post-glacial lakes. With 3,200 km² of dense spruce and pine forest, the area is one of the biggest forests in Poland and Central Europe.
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Noel_Byrne (33588) 2014-08-23 2:09
This is a really nice view of a lazy holiday, it makes me want to put up my feet, grab a coffee and sit and watch the world go by :) excellent view of this proud family of swans, very unusual for me to see them in what looks like quite a busy harbour. Hope you are having a great holiday!
Tue (43386) 2014-08-23 3:01
Excellent photo with a great contrast between the white swan and the grey ones. Well seen and captured with some nice reflections.
swapankumarroy (2849) 2014-08-23 3:01
I like its composition, the swans were swimming in two lines and only one swan was white and others grey, well captured the scenario. Very good framing and well color balance.
with warm regards and have a nice weekend.
dkmurphys (64525) 2014-08-23 3:23
Superb capture from the lake. We all need this kind of lazy holiday from time to time.
Enjoy the weekend.
timecapturer (49288) 2014-08-23 3:35
glad you are enjoying your holiday, nice swan regatta shot to emphasise the lazy mood you are obviously immersed in. Wonderful!
Enjoy your weekend - B.
marabu61 (11279) 2014-08-23 4:03
You being in your home country for once, what a surprise.
Pleasant lake scene with this family of swans with the mother watching over the adolescents.
I think it could be a bit to early for mushrooms yet, but considering the wet summer this year they should come out abundant this year.
Enjoy your holiday
Sergiom (88217) 2014-08-23 6:21
On dirait un adjudant qui surveille ses soldats de près lorsqu'ils marchent au pas. Quelle belle image , parfaitement nette et prise juste au bon moment.
holmertz (59044) 2014-08-23 7:26
It must have been a nice surprise to have good internet connection even in this holiday area. There are lovely birds and some other strange floating objects in this lake. Was it in this area that Roman Polanski shot his first full length movie The knife in the water? In that case it looked less touristic 50 years ago :-).
batalay (40385) 2014-08-23 7:30
An expression in English calls for "...putting all your ducks in a row."Of course, these are swans and are not expected to be ordered in a linear path. It's a wonderful, heart warming shot from your native Poland (what a surprise).
Warm regards and have a good weekend, Malgo,
photoray (13981) 2014-08-23 7:46
Fine tranquil scene of the 'squadron' of young swans led by the adult, with the anchored row boat and paddle boats at rest.
I would enjoy rowing a boat in this setting.
Have a rewarding weekend,
PS: "Lost Love" is perhaps a cliché.
It took me a very long time to figure out that 'friendship' first is very important and if love happens, then life becomes even more valuable. And now in my 'senior years' I am attracted more than ever to life and all it offers...
rychem (42552) 2014-08-23 9:13
Ale romantycznie! I pogodę masz piękną, cała armada tych pływających w szyku klinowym, pięknie złapane
kasianowak (10405) 2014-08-23 12:31
Bardzo podoba mi sie ta labedzia rodzina. :-)
Moze na grzyby jest za sucho? Jutro podobno ma w Polsce padac, wiec zycze udanego grzybobrania w poniedzialek.
mkamionka (39937) 2014-08-23 15:01
Nigdy nie mialem okazji byc w tych okolicach. Zwykle kiedy juz tak daleko zabrnalem to raczej jechalem dalej nad morze :)
Bardzo ladnie to pokazalas. Jeziora sa zawsze bardzo trudne do pokazania w ciekawy sposob chyba ze sa w gorach ale na plaskim wygladaja zwykle dosyc nudno a tutaj ta rodzinka brzydkich kaczatek robi za znakomity pierwszy plan, ja chyba tez przywioze z Polski niedlugo jakies zdjecia aczkolwiek pewnie znowu nic oryginalnego ale ciesze sie z kazdego chocby malego miejsca.
carlo62 (54900) 2014-08-23 16:06
sono felice di sapere che ti stai riposando e che il tuo passatempo migliore è passeggiare, fa bene allo spirito e al corpo.
Trovi comunque anche il tempo di fotografare e di collegarti a internet, così puoi mostrarci le bellezze del luogo e la sua tranquilla esistenza.
Continua così, che stai andando bene
fritzi007 (12414) 2014-08-24 13:38
schönes Foto von der Schwannenfamilie, geniesse deinen Urlaub, (im Wald und auf der Heide)wir haben noch immer schlechtes Wetter!
Wünsch dir eine schöne Zeit
serp2000 (45828) 2014-08-25 7:13
Superb! I take off my hat, Malgo. It looks like a movie scene. Just no words... This is one of my favorite photos today! Thanks!
photographer_sg (4414) 2014-08-25 11:02
A simple shot but so well composed and executed. The photo qualities are superb as always with pin sharp clarity on the swans and their reflections. The line of swans on the left leads naturally to the beautiful colours of the background objects that provide both balance and visual appeal.
Thanks for sharing this beautiful picture.
nikkitta (17068) 2014-08-26 14:50
Wait for a welcome photo from Russia for you, will come as did the swans and their reflections on this Summer capture, like the way the father or mother take care of the grey children
wolf38 (31296) 2014-08-27 4:48
Hello Malgorzata. Mother with children. What an original photo. Your photo reminded that we have all seen similar scenes beautifully. But not everyone photographed at the right moment.
adores (46363) 2014-08-28 17:09
I really love the composition, the swans are great and you captured also some nice reflections and the boats in background. A very nice and peaceful scene!
delpeoples (59772) 2014-09-02 19:40
Ciao cara Itchy Feet
Well it seems that the lazy holidays have ended and the Itchy Feet holidays have commenced. So you are in Russia already? Please give my love to our TE'ers. How exciting for you. Like this photo, you will be the Mother Swan leading the babies around Russia. Beautiful colours and reflections. I love that pale silvery blue colour, I think it is my favourite colour in the world beside sea green.
Thanks for sharing, buon viaggio
CLODO (35730) 2014-09-03 1:24
The swan family having a swim in line on the lake! So funny! You should have cropped the top to remove the boat, emphasing the message.
My best regards