Written by Lorraine Grochowski Kiefer Wednesday, 18 August 2004 17:00
On both of our trips to Poland, we spent some time in the beautiful primeval forest of Bialowieza in Eastern Poland. The area is only an hour or so from our relatives, so we opted to stay at the forest and took a tour in a horse-drawn wagon as well as wonderful walks on our own. One afternoon we rented bikes and rode through the little town of mostly wooden homes. Every home had a garden in place of the customary lawn. The flowers were beautiful and it was hard to decide what to photograph. We rode up and down the winding roads, stopping often to admire the gardens and wondering what causes such a beautiful tradition to develope. We ended up at a small cafe where we drank sodas at a quaint table right under the warm afternoon sun. We could cot imagine returning to Poland without another visit to this wonderful spot.