Sunday, August 16, 2015

A Lazy Summer Afternoon in the Woods

The summer heat is not escaping anywhere soon in the southern parts of Bosnia and Herzegovina. While on a recent trip I snapped these images of the woods and small river Sanica, close by to our mountain cottage. It seems like this is the only place to escape to these days, where the nights are not warm. Mostar has very hot nights, and sleeping in air conditioned rooms (while necessary) is tiring after a while. Having said that, the afternoons are almost the same everywhere when it comes to temperature.

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Beni and his friend Div are embarking on a small hike while on their play date. I really love bringing Beni here since I can let him off his leash. He loves to roam about and I feel pretty safe letting him go. Of course I'm always with him. In the image below you will see firewood being prepared. Even though the winter season feels like it will never come, this is the perfect time to get the wood dry and stored.




We leave the mountain cottage and head over to the path that will lead me to a small bridge, under which the river Sanica flows. It's a cold mountain river and we recently visited the spring of it.



It's hot outside, and while Beni is happy to play and jump, the lab, Div, needs some resting time. To each its own I say. There is not much else to do here. After I cleaned Beni up, we return to the cottage where he falls asleep for a bit until waking up and wanting more action. When the sun sets here, it's quite nice to be outside. But before that I'm always breaking in sweat. Luckily the many trees here provide enough shade so that taking some pictures outside during the afternoon is not too tiring.



How are you spending your summer afternoons?

32 comments:

  1. Schön ist das viele grün. Bei uns war jetzt so heiß, daß alles ausgetrocknet ist, vor unserem Haus sind alle Blätter von den Lindenbäumen heruntergefallen, ein gelbes Teppich vom Blätter....voll herbstlich.
    Einen schönen Sonntag noch!
    Liebe Grüße

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    1. Danke Dir. Ja man muss schon regelmäßig gießen, das weiss ich auch von unserem Garten. Aber Ihr hattet ja deshalb auch eine tolle Reise nach Island.

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  2. I love virtually wandering your countryside with you.. and Beni. Very relaxing images.
    Bill and I can usually be found out there, somewhere.. among the trees, under clear blue skies.

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  3. Labradors do like to lie in the shade. I remember how mine would flop as if to say 'this is where I want to be'. Great photographs, they made me feel like going there.

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  4. Nice lush green. I like it.

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  5. Hello Mersad, lovely images. I love Beni and his labrador playmate, they must have fun together exploring. We do most of our walks in the morning before it is too hot and humid. Enjoy your Sunday and new week ahead!

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  6. Beautiful photos. Have a nice Sunday!

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  7. Die letzen Wochen hatte ich tolle Sommernachmittage in den USA.....jetzt sitze ich wieder im Auto vor dem Hockeyclub und hole Kinder ab und bringe sie wieder weg.....;-D.....hachja!

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  8. I really like that stream with all the rocks and would be happy to sit and stare at it and enjoy the sounds and shade. at times the dogs look like they are camouflaged... Div reminds me of our Baby... i would love to spend a few days there.

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  9. I love that little rocky stream. It is looks so pretty and peaceful

    mollyxxx

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  10. This looks like a great place for Beni. I bet he's excited when he realizes where he's going! And this is a wonderful place for you to take your camera too. :)

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  11. Restful, pastoral photos from your afternoon walk with Beni and Div. I've always liked labs.

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  12. Ah, such a lovely place to spend time and what a great place for Beni and his friend! I know he enjoys the chance to get away as much as you do!! Wonderful captures of a beautiful place -- as always, Mersad!! Thank you for sharing -- as always!! Have a wonderful new week!!

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  13. Nice soft light in all the images - makes for a visual treat!
    Have a Wonderful Day, Mersad!
    Peace :)
    PS. I spend my weekend afternoons playing with our dog and cats :)

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  14. Beni is such a great exploring companion. Gorgeous scenes of nature. I love the small river.

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  15. What a lovely place to have a quiet and peaceful walk between beautiful trees and babbling brooks

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  16. Somehow the smells and sounds of my childhood came back to me when I saw these. Good stuff, Mersad.

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  17. What a beautiful place! That creek is so very enticing. Our afternoons are spent floating around on the blue ocean. It is very pretty out here, but also very hot. Fortunately, we can retreat to the air conditioned ship when it is so very hot outside.

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  18. That is a beautiful place and looks very relaxing.

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  19. I love that rocky stream.

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  20. Your pictures and scenery, are just beautiful. I stay indoors until after our supper when it is cooler here.

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  21. What a lovely place to be on a hot summer's day!

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  22. I can see why your mountain cottage is such a delight any time, but especially as an escape from the summer heat of the city. The scenery in the area looks so refreshing.

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  23. Beautiful photos of the stream and the doggie hike! My husband loves air conditioning and I prefer the windows open.

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  24. Gosh it looks so lovely and lush green Mersad, it's hard to imagine it being so warm.. Beautiful spot, for you and your furry friends :)

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  25. I never let my husband forget that I helped him in his PhD research walking in the stream like this lovely one in your photo.

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  26. Seems like a lovely place to enjoy nature. It's good that Beni gets to run free and have fun with other dogs. - I stay inside with the A/C on hot summer days ,which we've had a lot of this year.

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  27. Such lovely woodland scenes! I'd love to take a stroll through these lovely woods!

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  28. Thank you for the information and great images from these lovely places

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  29. It's so beautiful there! Thanks for sharing this special place. Hope you see winter soon.

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