A colourful photo-walk with my camera along the beautiful banks of the lakes of Kisszékely, Hungary
We are so fortunate to live in such a picturesque village set in a very green lush valley with two large fishing lakes. The lakes are full of carp, and attract the fishermen from far and wide. There are often weekend competitions. The lake is also home to a huge variety of wildlife including herons and various wild ducks.
Passing through the village this young goat eyed me as I took a photo of him through the undergrowth. He has his own little lake although I suspect it is just waterlogged!
We also passed this staggering Sumac tree, a very common sight throughout the village. The berries are ground into a spice and used in cooking, it has a lemony taste and is beautiful in salads.
Approaching the lake the trees are changing colour rapidly giving a bright warm ambience. The sign indicates our path, it means “Quiet Place”.
Another view of the lake with the dense forest surrounding it. Wild deer live amongst the trees and often venture out onto the roads.
A seat is always welcoming especially one surrounded with bronzed leaves! A time to reflect and admire the views.
A path surrounds the lake but does not go all the way round. Raphael my walking companion …was slightly bored waiting for mother to finish taking photos! I walk slowly, I stop frequently and take lots of photos…he knows that!
This was my view across to the other side of the lake, with the small fishing jetties scattered along the bank. Today there were no fishermen trying their luck.
With blue skies and still waters the reflections are just glorious. Each time I visit the reflections, like the trees, change.
This tunnel of trees beckoned us to walk down its weathered path, inviting us to look further. This certainly is a peaceful place amongst beautiful surroundings, no wonder it’s called “The Quiet Place”.
The tall majestic trees lined the banks of the lakes, each one displaying its own individual beauty.
This is the second lake a few metres further along the main road. I like the combinations of trees better than lake one. It is more pleasing (for me) to the eye. I especially like the Weeping Willows.
A rickey seat for just sitting, fishing or admiring the view looked a bit too rickety for me! I gave it a miss.
Sycamore in the sunshine! They are unbelievably crunchy underfoot!
Finally, strolling home I looked up and was treated to a flock of geese noisily migrating for the winter. I heard them way before they became visible. What a noisy bunch!
This is the last picture which I had to add…walking home along the main street we were greeted by these elegant chickens, a reminder that we are living the rural life and this is perfectly normal here. Ha!