Monday, May 4, 2015

Labor Day 2015 [Part 1/2]: A Walk in the Woods

May 1st was Labor Day here in Bosnia and Herzegovina, and I think in a lot of other countries as well. Traditionally people venture out into nature with friends and family and grill, and it was no different for me on that day. We had a family gathering in a barely populated village called Moruga next to the river Neretva in southern Bosnia and Herzegovina. After lunch we went out for a walk. Nature here is in full bloom and I think I got some really good shots, which I will show you in two parts.

This is a two-part photo series. Other parts include
Part One: A Walk in the Woods
Part Two: On the River Shore

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In the image abobe: Esma (left) and my younger cousin Merjem (right) pose for a quick shot at the start of our walk.


Through the trees I could see the river Neretva, which was especially translucent and green on that day. The green color comes from green algae that populate the river bed.


Beni was off his leash and very happy while roaming about.



Of course the kids had higher energy and chased after Beni and a local dog called Buba, who also joined us for a part of the walk.



The path through the woods, widens in certain parts and you can get to the shore of the river.




"Foolish Girl! You will never catch me."



After our quick stop at the river we continued our walk in the deeper part of the forest. The day was hot, but in this place the huge trees shielded us form the heat.


Looking up at the tree tops, with the wind slowly blowing through them, was a very relaxing sight and sound.


The girls stopped occasionally to pick flowers for their moms.




Just a few flowers at first, but the bundle would become bigger as the walk continued.



Beni, as always, ahead of us, bravely exploring the area but also making sure to bravely look back to see if I am close :)


We made it to a very special spot on the shore of the river, which we will explore further, as well as the journey back in part two tomorrow.



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27 comments:

  1. Two very pretty little girls. It looks a perfect place for them and you to have fun.

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  2. Gosh this brought back memories Mersad, we used to go for walks with the cousins when my two were young.. Always good to be out in the fresh air, especially in such delightful surroundings.

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    1. Thank you. Glad the post brought back nice memories for you!

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  3. Lovely forest and river captures.
    We're blessed to have such beauty around us.
    Wonderful post, Mersad.

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    1. Thanks so much for your visit Laura.

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  4. What sweet and charming little girls. Nature certainly is a wonderful playground. Our Labor Day also is a day of rest (ironic) when communities and individuals relax an play, Does you Labor Day honor workers and are labor unions included, too?

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    1. I think that there is the same sentiment behind the day as everywhere else, but I don't think there is much honoring involved (at least it's not shown so much).

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  5. Good to see everyone enjoying the weather. Beni seems to have most fun.

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    1. He really did. Thanks for visiting Adrian.

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  6. I think the girls and Beni had a terrific time!

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  7. the shot of Beni running like the wind made me laugh. faster than the shutter speed he can run. the girls are adorable and the water behind the trees is so pretty... your labor day sounds like ours, just in another month.

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  8. Great set of photos Mersad, You always capture the feel of a place so well and the children look so happy. Nice job !

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    1. Thanks so much. Good to hear from you again.

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  9. Beni's so cute. Love the colors of the water. Such a beautiful place, Mersad!

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    1. Thanks Mona. The color of the water is a really unique aspect of the Neretva river.

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  10. Cute pics of the little girls. Wow - everything is so lush and green!

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  11. Adorable little girls and, of course, I always love to see Beni having fun on an outing!! Your captures are gorgeous as always, Mersad!! Thanks for sharing a fun day!! A great start for the week!!

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  12. it's very fine and relaxing walking in such beautiful nature. I almost can hear the sound of the river and the trees and the laughter of the girls.
    have a nice week!

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  13. A walk in the woods can be so restorative - and fun, too, with those little girls and the dogs. The green color of the river is gorgeous and I really like the photo of the delicate tree branch against it. Thanks for sharing your outing with us.

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    1. Thanks Lorrie, I like that shot too. Thanks for your visit.

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  14. You had great companions for your walk along the river. Active photos with great light and color.

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  15. Beautiful day, beautiful girls! I could feel the sun...

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  16. Gorgeous scenery,but I have to say,those little girls steal the show

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  17. Another great series of photos. I feel like I am on this walk with you all.

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  18. The girls are adorable and I love the color of the water.

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  19. looks so relaxing and peaceful.

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  20. Stunning photos! I love to take walks in nature in places just like this!

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