Thursday, November 3, 2011
Ž and I decided to spend a day away from a foggy Ljubljana, and drove to a hill, a home of bears, wolves, lynxes, foxes and, of course, birds. Not any kind of birds. It is possible to see eagles there if you are lucky. An organization I work for fought a hard battle against building wind turbines in that area because it is a very special place for animals and plants. Those guys in suits from the company that sells electricity came to our office and offered us a bribery to withdrew from this "battle". Just like that. But we are a different bunch of people, we stand by what we believe is good for nature. Sorry guys, but we can't be bought. This time Ž and I were picking sweet berries of Whitebeam (Sorbus aria). At first we thought of making jam of them but at the moment the berries are spread out on trays and they will be dried for teas and compotes.Later we were wandering around the hills in search for eagle feathers but instead found animal tracks I wrote about in my previous post. We also found quite fresh bear's poo full of Whitebeam berries. Hmn. Though, there were no bears in sight. On our way back we drove by a lovely castle. Actually only ruins stayed of it. As I read in a book on Slovenian castles it started to decay after a group of villagers bought it at the beginning of 20th century. A pity. It stands on a wonderful spot among the meadows and pastures, and it would be a wonderful place for weddings as also small tree-lined road leads to it.I am glad we took this trip because dense fog kept lingering in the lowlands for whole day. I had a feeling that sunshine and blue skies were like a cure for my well-being that day. Well, it seems that they always are.