This is the forest surrounding the lake by which my dearest — a schoolgirl by that time — spent most of her summer holidays. The picture was taken in October, the pine forests there are full of mushrooms, just as they always were in the past, the mushroom season starting in the summer already. What is new, beavers are busy by the lake, falling young birches on the shores. What is also new, but not so pleasing, the local people miss noble crayfish in the lakes of the area, they all but disappeared.