During September I didn't blog because I was busy spending each day finding something new to appreciate in my village. I posted a picture each day on Instagram and Facebook with a caption describing the picture. I've consolidated them here into one post so you can see them all. Enjoy!
This post begins my 30 day series: Lakocerej Village Life. Today was the first day at school so that means the traditional Macedonian greeting of the older students by singing advice to the first year students took place.
Ohrid is famous for its agriculture, specifically apples. Here are just a few of the bountiful fruit ready for harvest.
These are just a few of the omnipresent peppers that are being hung in each house, apartment or barn all over Macedonia to dry for the coming harvest.
Here's the sign that hangs outside my family's home. "Продавам Мед" means "We sell honey."
As a bonus, rising underneath the sign is the full Moon.
|Check out these guys who got together to build steps behind the church. |
It does take the work of a village to keep a village intact.
This shot of my backroad commute to Ohrid is one of my favorite from the series. Riding my bike into town I soak in similar sights and smells that I enjoyed as a child in Tennessee. (Excluding the fortress of course).
What happens when you leave colored chalk lying around? My coworkers add some festive artwork to the teachers lounge that's what.
|This is my neighbor moving his apple crates from the construction yard to his warehouse. He, and most people in the village, were prepping for the coming apple harvest.|
|I rarely take photos of my lunch but I couldn't pass up showing you this. White beans, some veggies and bread so thick it might as well be cornbread. Some things are the same no matter where you are.|