These are photos I’ve taken during a couple of hikes through the hills near the village of Strugari in Moldova, Romania. Here’s a map of the area.
It was the middle of March (the 14th and 15th) and spring had just arrived. Most of the grass was dry and leaves hadn’t sprouted yet. As a matter of fact, no buds were even apparent on the branches of the trees in the area. A friendly little mutt that belonged to friends of ours accompanied me on the hikes (you can see him in the photos). A late snowfall introduced an element of adventure to one of the outings. It’s lovely to be in the middle of nowhere and to be suddenly surrounded by myriad falling snowflakes. A magical quiet sets in, sounds are muffled and a feeling of wonder takes over.
Enjoy the photos!
Atop a large hill, a wide plateau is used for farmland. In winter, it sits unused and barren.
A crumbling old country house sits unused at the bottom of a hill in a little village in Moldova, Romania.
A late winter snowfall starts to cover the hills and valleys.
Puffy white clouds cast shadows on the hills and valleys below on a sunny winter morning.