Northumberland, UK, 2011.
Xiao Wen by Tim Walker for W Magazine.
Kupalo festival (also Kupailo, Ivan Kupalo). A Slavic celebration of ancient pagan origin marking the end of the summer solstice and the beginning of the harvest (midsummer). In the western Ukrainian Lemko region and Prešov region it was called Sobitka. In Christian times, the church tried to suppress the tradition, substituting it with the feast day of the Nativity of Saint John the Baptist (24 June), but it remained firmly part of folk ritual as the festival of Ivan (John, from Saint John) Kupalo.
This looks like so much fun. Aww.
Welp, now I know what I want to do for my birthday forever and ever.
picture of the inside of an unfertilized ova released from the female during the menstruation cycle