Below the cabbage harvest is underway, ul. Karczunkowska. Zasmażana or kiszona, the cabbage is a staple of the traditional Polish diet. Looks like a bumper crop this year!
Below: quiet autumn afternoon, ul. Dumki. I'm glad to see that the steady rainfall of the past three weeks has raised the water levels in all the ponds
This ditch also passes under ul. Sarabandy, continues parallel to the footpath and ends near ul. Klarnecistów, collecting water off the fields there.
The Google Earth image from April 2015 shows this ditch full of water. Since the ponds have been deepened, the system of drainage ditches is being kept clear regularly, to prevent the blockages that led to severe flooding in June 2010.
Below: pumpkin field, between ul. Dumki and ul. Baletowa. The growing of pumpkins is a relative novelty around these parts, but pumpkin soup is on the menu everywhere, and very good it is too, especially with some chilli or curry powder to give it some oomph.
Below: ul. Kórnicka, looking towards the railway line. I'm still saddened by the loss of the three large and three smaller trees by the pedestrian crossing (which looks like it won't be reinstated when the modernisation is completed).
Work on the 'down' line is continuing apace, and my ballast mountain is being carved away from the side as a new base is being laid for the modernised track. But the summit is still there, Mount Jeziorkimanjaro. For how long, I don't know; for certain I'll not be up here next summer watching the sun set over Dawidy while supping back an ale.
Below: view from the summit, looking south towards W-wa Jeziorki station, just out of frame to the left. The track in the middle awaits the second layer of ballast before the new tracks are laid; the very same ballast that I've been standing on to get this shot.
Below: Birch grove, Jeziorki, across ul. Karczunkowska between the tennis centre and the Falbruk depot. This is abandoned agricultural land, left fallow; the trees have taken root here naturally.
Below: a dark sky threatens from the north, blown in by a cold wind. Strong sunlight lights up the trees between Biedronka ul. Karczunkowska, in the centre of the frame the temporary bus loop.
This time last year:
A driving ban for developers and architects
This time two years ago:
Do you keep coming back, or do you seek the new?
This time three years ago:
In praise of Retro design
This time four years ago:
First snowfall in Warsaw
This time five years ago:
Of cycles, economic and human
This time six years ago:
Why didn't I read this before? Grapes of Wrath
This time seven years ago:
Małopolska from the train
This time eight years ago:
Grading ul. Poloneza