No matter how many times you've lived the summer those bright nights do amaze you over and over again. At this time of the year there's practically no night at all, and it's only getting brighter as we head towards the midsummer. I often tend to go outside around midnight to explore these nightless nights.
So have a look - and also listen to what it sounds like!
This is a post with photos for the sceneries and video clips for the sake of audio - I would dearly add smell of the air too if I only could.
Exploring the surroundings riding a bicycle is a good way to avoid mosquitos. Here we go ...
This is a nearby wetlands by the village road. It's sunset, close to midnight.
This is one of the village roads after midnight. I stopped to listen to the nightly birds, and to share it with you guys. The dominant bird singing is a Song Thrush (Turdus philomelos).
And this is those wetlands after midnight. Sedge Warbler (Acrocephalus schoenobaenus) is singing with great enthusiasm!
When returning back at our house around 1 a.m. our home lake was calm, and bright. The sun is about to rise again in few hours.
And the next evening, after heavy rainfall, the same home lake looked like this with a massive rainbow reflecting on its still surface.
The summer nights. Period.