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We live in a small Lithuanian village surrounded by stunning countryside – open fields and forests teaming with wildlife. Here are a few photos taken out and about in our garden and around our village.

Vėlinės Lithuania |

Vėlinės / All Souls’ Night

Vėlinės Lithuania |

Vėlinės / All Souls’ Night

Viewing from High Hide |

Wild Daisies |

Rose Hips in Autumn |

Autumn Shrub with Cobweb |

Autumn Leaves |

Wild Thistles |

Cow Grazing, Lithuania |

This one is tethered – she can’t escape!

When your mom cuts your fringe... |

Red Clover Flower |

Red Clover Flower

Damsons |

Damsons in our garden

Rowan / Mountain Ash Berries |

Rowan / Mountain Ash Berries

Freshly Picked Redcurrants |

Wildflowers in my garden, Lithuania |

Wildflowers in my garden, Lithuania |

Wildflowers in my garden, Lithuania |

Cockchafer or May Bug |

Goat |

Frost in the countryside, Lithuania |

Frost in the countryside, Lithuania |

Frost in the countryside, Lithuania |

Frost in the countryside, Lithuania |

Winter Sunset, Lithuania |

Winter Sunset, Lithuania |

Snowflakes on Branch |

Deer hiding in forest, Lithuania |

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Autumn Sunset |

Autumn Sunset |
Autumn Sunset |
Sweet Peppers |

The last of this year’s sweet peppers, picked and ready for processing.

Great Green Bush-Cricket |

A great green bush-cricket in our field

Long Sweet Peppers |

Country Lane in Autumn, Lithuania |

Tractor & Storks, Lithuania |

Bike against wooden house, Lithuania |

Bike against wooden house, Lithuania |

Winter Sunset, Lithuania |

Winter Sunset, Lithuania |

Country Life, Lithuania |

Wheat Field |

Hay Field |

Storks Nesting, Lithuania |

Storks Nesting, Lithuania |

Storks Nesting, Lithuania |

Gooseberries |

Lithuanian šašlykai |

A nymph cricket on my tomato plants |

Beautiful but not welcome, a nymph cricket on my tomatoes.

Rooster |

Blue Wildflowers |

First Cucumber |

Dandelion Seed Head |

Apple Blossoms |

Bee in Apple Blossom |

Bee in Apple Blossom |

My very first cucummber |

Dandelions |

Fruit Blossoms |


Apple Picking |






23 Comments Post a comment
  1. Irena Grinkaite - Churchley #

    Thank you for the fantastic photos of my birth country Lithuania. I felt really nostalgic looking at them,,, and specially at Velines – looked,,,,magic,,,, brings all the memories when I lived and was happy there. Now I’m on the other side of the world and here they don’t have such beautiful traditions, I miss all that so much.
    Much love and happiness to you June and your family. 🌞🌞

    Liked by 1 person

    July 12, 2017
    • Hi Irena. Delighted you like the photos! You’re so right about Velines – it really does look magical. I try to add photos here quite often, but if you like wildlife and countryside you might also like to visit my new Facebook page, Wild Lithuania. ( Thanks!


      July 13, 2017
  2. pasakiskos foto!

    Liked by 1 person

    July 10, 2016
  3. Ingrida #

    Fantastinio grozio nuotraukos!

    Liked by 1 person

    December 7, 2015
  4. Your photographs have a lovely romantic air to it – thanks so much for sharing!!! I specially love the ones of the old chimney with the storchs, and any other of nature with old rusty things or old things around them. Well done ❤

    Liked by 1 person

    August 23, 2015
    • Thank you! I like those rustic, unpolished shots too. They seem more real to me. I’m so lucky to be surrounded by this beautiful countryside.

      Liked by 1 person

      August 23, 2015
  5. EvaF. #

    Hi June , I just came across with your story on Youtube , surfing House Hounters International! I wish you good luck in your beautiful house and with your new life! My husband and I planning to buy a nice place in two years and be as self sustainable as we can. We both were born in Europe and spent our young years farming , but we ended up in the US and living the life in the suburbs . We both miss the country life!

    Liked by 1 person

    March 21, 2015
    • Once you start missing country life there’s no fixing it – you have to go or the pining will never go away! Hope you get to buy your dream country place in the near future. Thanks for checking out the blog!


      March 21, 2015
  6. Carol Hefner #

    I met you and your husband by watching house hunters international. I was so impressed with your lovely “homestead” and the way you made it your own. Location is so much more important than anything else, because you can always make the changes you need, even if it takes time. I agree that a simple, back to the earth life-style is so rewarding! —Challenging, but rewarding. It’s not for the lazy or the unimaginative. Blessings to you both. I’m looking forward to following your food blog as you explor the food of Lithuania!

    Liked by 1 person

    February 22, 2015
    • Thank you, Carol. Not for the lazy or unimaginative is absolutely right! Hope you enjoy the rest of the blog!


      February 23, 2015
  7. Lindy Dugan #

    Hi June, my favorite TV program is House Hunters International! Once in a while I experience the journey, goals and perspectives of a couple resonating so much with mine that I become entirely absorbed. I was so relieved by the end of the show to see your beautiful renovations! I also heard when you said something like ‘it’s not always an easy life, but it’s a good life.’ Blessings of the day from Lindy, enjoying the rural life in Oregon

    Liked by 1 person

    February 20, 2015
    • Hi Linda! Thanks for checking out the blog. So happy to hear you enjoyed the show – I was worried our version might not be “glam” enough for some folk. We’re so pleased with our renovations and with our sometimes challenging but always wonderful little life! Take care, J.


      February 20, 2015
  8. Hi June. Just watched House Hunters and was curious if I could find your blog. There it was! Will follow by email. Looks like you adapted well to winter! Looking forward to reading you from Pennsylvania! I have 2 friends of Lithuanian descent One is a talented and creative cook the other an amazing gardener and sculptor.


    February 17, 2015
    • Hi Johanne. Thanks for coming to find us after watching the show! Hope you and your friends enjoy the blog. June.


      February 17, 2015
  9. Leslie #

    June – hello! My name is Leslie and I just watched the program on House Hunters! Loved you both! So happy for you that you found a home to make your own. I did a simple search for your blog and found you. I will follow you on facebook!


    February 17, 2015
    • Hi Leslie! Thanks for coming to find us after watching the show. Hope you enjoy the blog! J.


      February 17, 2015
  10. Ethna Ryan #

    Hi June my name is Ethna Ryan bridge friend of your Dads and indeed your late Mom RIP.your proud Dad gave me your website and I have so enjoyed reading all about your ventures,what an exciting life you and your husband have in such an exciting country,keep safe and enjoy
    I shall continue to follow your adventures…Ethna

    Liked by 1 person

    February 4, 2015
    • Hi Ethna. Thank you for your kind comments. Delighted to hear you’re enjoying the blog. Say Hi to Dad for me!


      February 4, 2015
  11. Labas June,

    you run a nice website with exciting photographs and reports. The beautiful shots from Lithuania please me very well. Keep it up!

    Kind regards

    Liked by 1 person

    April 22, 2014
    • Ačiu, Alex – much appreciated!


      April 22, 2014

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