Spring in western Ukraine
Spring on the West of Ukraine, especially in its rural part - it is, first of all, a potato planting time! A big time! Potato it is one of the main staples of Ukrainian cuisine; it is vital for almost every Ukrainian to have a little (or a big, depend on a size of family) plot of potatoes and other vegetables and take care of it from the planting to the harvest - in case, if something is wrong with world's or local economy, you will always have your basement full of food supplies.So, starting in the middle of April - in beginning of May, Ukrainians everywhere, doesn't matter, on the West or on the East, spending weekends in the countryside, planting vegetable gardens. Known photographer Oleg Marchak captured those potato planting moments and people's gardens just perfectly, take a look at this beautiful South of Ternopil' area in spring!
Spring on the West of Ukraine - it is also lots of lilac in bloom. This is the city of
on the South of Ternopil, just drowning in those blooming lilac bushes. Picture
taken by Oleg Marchak:
Spring on the West of Ukraine - it is also a gorgeous chestnuts blossom, which comes after lilac - like this one, downtown of Ternopil, captured by another known local photographer Mykola Wasylechko:
Spring on the West of Ukraine, especially after Easter, when an Orthodox and Greek-Catholic lent is finished (there are big respect for belief on Ukrainian West) - it is wedding time, a time to start a new life! On the picture - just married newlyweds greeted by family and friends. Picture taken by the Justice of the Peace in the city of Ternopil, author unknown, but thanks him or her a lot for this gorgeous photo, which is symbolizing a life celebration!