“Needle In A Haystack”
‘Hope is like a needle in a haystack. No matter how small, and even if you can’t find it, it’s there. It may just take another set of eyes.’ ~Mark Cortes
During our travels we encountered the fields of the Romanian countryside were full of haystacks. Over the centuries this particular method of haystack building has become more refined to the point where the haystacks of Romania have their own unique characteristics. Haystacks like these are found nowhere else on earth.
It’s important to get the haystack just right. In the past, without the extra food supply to see them through the cold Romanian winter, farm animals would have perished. If the haystack is compromised then disaster could strike. Great care, then, has always been taken in the construction of these stacks, some of which tower over four meters in height.
Somewhere near Vadu Izei, Maramureş, Romania 10.10.15