Picking flowers

Pilot Iryna. Flying a plane in sunny Ukraine

‘Look!’ Iryna said pointing out of the car window at a Stork standing proudly on top of a huge nest. ‘Oh, yeah’ I said, ‘they bring babies, right?’ I said, knowing full well that this was a common fable across eastern Europe. ‘Yes’ she said, ‘or you can find them inside a cabbage‘ ‘a cabbage?!’…