Some of my foreign friends still believe that Poland is this part of the world, where you can meet white bears walking down the streets. Indeed, it happens that wild animals approach human settlements, including roads, in search of food. Nonetheless, there is nothing strange in this and you can immediately understand the motivation behind animal behavior if you take into account the typical characteristics of Polish winter. All of them connected with rather low temperatures. Though, it might possibly be of no comfort to you, nor my Polish comrades, still I dare to risk the statement that it is too hot in Poland for polar bears. Hopefully, winter will take it as a provocation on my side and finally sponsor long awaited real frosts below 20 degrees Celsius. At least for a few days. There is no better blessing for the Polish winter landscape than persistent snow and ice cover that make Poland attractive even in harsh weather conditions. Keep thumbs for all of the below!
Though one might not necessarily be the happiest in the world to fight with frozen windows in their cars, one thing is obvious: without frost there would be no winter. At least it would not be able to show off with all of the beautiful shades of its white face.
Old architecture has it that due to its construction solutions it might loose much more heat than contemporary housing. Still it allows for the appearance of unique natural phenomena, otherwise not possible, for example window ferns.
Mists often accompany temperature fluctuations in winter, sometimes plunging the whole world around in dense milky fog. It also has its charm!
I guess there might be no more mystic natural winter sound than the rustling of ice moving with the current of the river. My latest discovery!
To have Poland that white way all winter round is at least my deepest wish. I have no doubt that I prefer it all white than gloomy gray, but ther is no other way to achieve this without going back to the top of the list: frost.
December is certainly this month of the year, when frosts become not only severe, but also visible. In very special circumstances they take the sublime form of the so called window ferns, flowers or trees. Such views become less and less popular as Polish houses become warmer thanks to technological innovations. All it takes to watch this unique spectacle of nature is to find a house with old-fashioned windows. Let me also label window ferns with the badge POLISH ACCENT.
POLAND FOR BEGINNERS
Hi! My name is Victoria. Welcome to my personal travel photoblog about Poland created especially for you, my foreign friends, who are curious about Poland!
English philologist and film editor by education. Translator by occupation. A lover of my motherland Poland and globetrotter with journalist ambitions. Passionate about photography. I love traveling, active way of spending time and contact with nature. Experience and explore - that is what drives me! I am on the look for happy islands.