Photos of the Day for April 30, 2017

April 29, 2017 7:00 pm

Springtime in central-western Belarus.  Valjeuka 2009.

Навагрудчына ўвесну.  Валеўка 2009 г.



Apple blossoms.

Росквіт яблыні.



Ready for potato planting (and hunting for field mice).

Падрыхтоўка да насаджэньня бульбы й паляваньне на мышак.

Photo of the Day for April 29, 2017

April 28, 2017 7:00 pm

Fog in April.  Tsjerablichy 2014.

Красавіцкі туман.  Цераблічы 2014 г.


Photo of the Day for April 28, 2017

April 27, 2017 7:00 pm

At the fishing hole. Malishau 2014.

Банда рыбакоў.  Малішаў 2014 г.


Photos of the Day for April 27, 2017

April 26, 2017 7:00 pm

Polesian spring:  Maladzjel’chytsy 2012.

Палесьсе ўвесну:  Маладзельчыцы 2012 г.



Photos of the Day for April 26, 2017

April 25, 2017 7:00 pm

Polesian spring:  a dam and her filly.  Machul’ 2014.

Палеская вясна:  кабыла з кабылкай.  Мачуль 2014 г.





Photos of the Day for April 25, 2017

April 24, 2017 7:00 pm

Eastertide rites in Belarus:  Radaunitsa (Радаўніца) — one of the most important rites honoring one’s forebears in the Belarusian cycle of the year, a rite with deep pre-Christian roots.  On the morning of Radaunitsa, which falls on the Tuesday nine days after Easter, parishioners gather for a memorial service in their church or, as here in Azdamichy, in the cemetery chapel.  The priest thrice reads through the lists of names of deceased relatives submitted by parishioners and then moves through the cemetery to bless graves, which families have carefully cleaned during the preceeding days.  Azdamichy 2016.

Велікодныя абрады:  Радаўніца, Аздамічы 2016 г.









Photos of the Day for April 24, 2017

April 23, 2017 7:00 pm

Crosses of Belarus (part LXIX):  cleaning and decorating graves for Radaunitsa (the major day for honoring forebears’ graves, nine days after Easter Sunday).  Tsjerablichy old cemetery 2016.

Крыжы Беларусі (частка LXIX):  падрыхтоўка да Радаўніцы.  Старыя могілкі, Цераблічы 2016 г.







Photo of the Day for April 23, 2017

April 22, 2017 7:00 pm

Waiting in ambush, Tsjerablichy 2014.

У засадзе, Цераблічы 2014 г.


Photos of the Day for April 22, 2017

April 21, 2017 7:00 pm

Ljabjady (Ljebjadzi) 2015.

One of the rewards of wandering the back roads of Belarus is stumbling on villages which preserve their traditional layout, texture and vernacular architecture.  Ljabjady (Ljebjadzi), on the rail line connecting the district centers of Zel’va and Vaukavysk, is a classic example of such a village.

Неруш:  Лябяды (Лебядзі) 2015 г.




Photo of the Day for April 21, 2017

April 20, 2017 7:00 pm

Portraits of Polesia, Khotamjel’ 2014.

Партрэты Палесься:  хлопцы й атаманша, Хотамель 2014 г.