Autumn Czech Culture & Adaptation Travel

Babí léto

September 30, 2011
Oliver enjoying the summer weather

Welcoming the warmth of “old lady” summer

The apple tree in back of our house is blooming again. When I looked out the window the other day, at first I thought the new, fuzzy white blossoms were milkweed from the surrounding fields or a gigantic spider web. But once I went to check closer, I realized we’ve got a confused fruit tree that missed the message about autumn’s arrival. One gardener friend didn’t seem overly concerned. She attributed the new blooms to the warm spell that’s graced Prague in the past few weeks. What could we expect in a country with such unpredictable summer weather? It’s babí léto, she declared.

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