We pulled off to the side of the road when we saw Papa working on the tractor last week as we made our way to the village.
The Muz helped his dad while the munchkin and I explored the field and foraged for walnuts under a big walnut tree.
This beats pulling of to the side of a highway in NYC. The John Young Parkway may be a beautiful in some places, but not nearly as safe. But the Van Wyck expressway… fugetaboutit!. This is better in every way! Just a random thought that came to me as I compare pulling of to the side of the road here and back home. 🙂
This picture is from about a month ago, and it looks like something you would find in a history book. Time stands still in so many ways in Serbia.
Sometimes I can’t believe my eyes. And I think this is why at times my life seems surreal. Like I don’t live in the “real” world. I feel out of touch with modernity and what is going on in the outside or western world.
Such a contrast to other places I have lived. In New York, I felt like I was always up to date and enjoyed the fast pace.
In Maryland, I loved the relaxed beach life. And in California, I experienced a culture shock living on the left coast. Every place has its benefits, downfalls and beauty. You just have to find the joy in where you are.
I find joy in the beauty of the wilderness in Serbia, the wonderful people, and the antiquities now featured in story books back home.
I get some really cool surprises sometimes. Like this!
I found a small long ago disguarded antler laying in the forest while we gathered wood for the winter. Then while taking a break from the work sitting in the shade I found a little feather. This is the kind of stuff that makes my day. Simple pleasures.
Oh and these stickers never cease to give me a bit of mental mirth!
I hope you find pleasure in the simple little things too.
Dobar dan Y’all!