I don’t usually rise to the challenge of challenges, but this one tickled my fancy – and irresistible Gilly invited me. I was a bit intrigued by the idea of finding nature in the city, not my usual stamping grounds. Of course Warsaw offers me a good supply of parks, and there’s a beauty in Pruszków too, so I should be right.
I’ll begin with bark. It astonishes me that there are so many old trees in Warsaw, since it was so devastated during WW 2. But there they are with their fissured, braided bark, often sporting a green plate announcing that they are “Pomnik przyrody”, a monument of nature, sometimes an isolated tree, sometimes a whole avenue.
These beauties were in the park behind our apartment. It’s called Park Morskie Oko which I translated “eye of the sea”, but my daughter tells me it means “rock-pool”, maybe a reference to the lake now slowly filling after its winter emptiness.
This is my contribution to the 7 day nature challenge begun by Ulli.