Living in a rural setting exposes you to so many marvelous things – the natural world and the particular texture of small-town life, and the exhilarating experience of open space……Susan Orlean
We live in the vineyard region of southwestern Hungary.
Our road is so serene and quiet because there are only a few passersby, among them is this tractor.
.. and walkers every now and then. Our area is a paradise for walkers of all ages.
Hence, public footpath signs like this one are planted everywhere, and they make a good photo subject, too!
Just at our doorstep is where forests and meadows mix creating a staggering landscape of nature’s beauty.
and farmlands after farmlands- the bounty of which is what feeds the country.
A rural winecellar. There are many of them near us, some are abandoned, some are made into comfortable second homes by their owners.
They are actually storage of wines produced from the owner’s’vineyards.
A tired and abandoned wine cellar.
Almost everything around us gets recycled. Found these beer cans in vineyards – probably in place of scarecrows – to shoo birds away!
The locals are firm believers of organic and free range farming. These Hungarian pigs looking like a crossbreed between a sheep and and pig came running when they saw us coming. They have the whole field to themselves!