Have you ever seen a working windmill up close? They turn frighteningly quickly once they get going. It’s incredible, really. From afar, windmills seem like peaceful symbols of the rural landscape, but get close and you’ll fully appreciate their power.

Even though I am wandering through the Ukrainian Carpathians at the moment, I have not forgotten you, dear readers. If all goes according to our nearly nonexistent plan, the next few days will be spent hiking through bucolic villages, taking in the mountain scenery and hopefully eating well. This photo was taken just a couple weeks ago back in Belgium, in the midst of a very welcome heat wave. It got all the way up to 30 C (86 F)!… Read more »