August is a real holiday time in Paris. Almost everyone takes a break from their jobs and daily life and goes outside the city. That's why, even if I love empty Paris, I decided to leave it too and spend some time in my homeland Pomerania, near the Gardna Lake in Poland.
A two weeks stay in the nature, enjoying a family time, meeting some long unseen friends and above all, taking a rest from everything, even from the regular photo shooting, was definitely what I needed most.
Very excited to visit again all familiar places, I discovered that the weather this year was definitely not good, pretty cold and mostly rainy. Unfortunately there were no kayaks, no swimming in the sea, not even a longer bike trip. Somewhat autumnal aura turned out to be good only for exploring the beautiful, pristine forests of Western Pomerania region.
After getting some rubber boots and a raincoat I was ready to go for a little hike through the woods, without any excuses motivated by bad weather. Feeling the fresh forest air, enjoying the silence interrupted only by the rustle of trees and some random bird's shriek and looking for mushrooms, chanterelles, blueberries and other delicacies that you can find in the woods - all this made me forget about the lack of other holiday activities that I was longing for while going to Poland.
And sometimes, when I was lucky enough, the precious sun was peeking from behind the dense branches, during which the forest was getting all shiny and sparkly. These were the moments when I was grabbing back my camera and taking pictures.
Being back to Paris right now, I already miss all this freshness, hiking and pure nature.