A Paean to Green

Park im. Stanisława Staszica, Kielce

It’s been a long time since my last blog post, for I have been enjoying a long overdue holiday in Poland. I didn’t realise how much I had missed home until I arrived in Kielce, my home town, which greeted me with its alleys of blossoming trees. After a few days I decided to extend my trip.

I’ve had a wonderful time recharging amidst family and friends in both Kielce and Warsaw, reading, writing, talking to people, and pondering over hundreds of things and ideas. But more than anything else, I have been marvelling at the beauty of spring, with its warmth, its gorgeous light and omnipresent greenness: a magnificent kaleidoscope of hues and shades of green.

As someone who mostly wears black, and perversely enjoys autumnal afternoons of sobbing rain and gloominess, I was surprised with just how much pleasure I was gaining from looking at the world in bloom. Walking around the park in Kielce, up and down the street where my Mum’s house is, and along the streets of Saska Kępa, my Warsaw home, I felt that I was shedding the hibernal layers I had been cocooned in for the past months.

Therefore, I am returning to my blog with a little a photographic paean to the colour that awoke the spring within me.

Park im. Stanisława Staszica, Kielce

Park im. Stanisława Staszica, Kielce

Park im. Stanisława Staszica, Kielce

Cathedral in Kielce

Cathedral in Kielce

Park im. Stanisława Staszica, Kielce

Sadowa Street, Kielce

View from my Mum's kitchen window

In my Mum's garden, Kielce

Saska Kępa, Warsaw

Saska Kępa, Warsaw

Saska Kępa, Warsaw

Saska Kępa in bloom | View from my bedroom window

Saska Kępa in bloom | View from my living room window

Hello green!