The wonder s of water lilies

I annually visit Mustio castle. I love the beautiful park and the dock that is surrounded by water lilies. I have yet to unload my camera disk, these I took with with my mobile.

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New fence

We had a fence here before and if you have been following my posts for some time you have seen several shots showing it. We had to take it down as the foundation was not the best and it started to lean towards and backwards. We did not have anything there for couple summers, but…

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Hay time

Watching others work. It is that time of the year when hay is being gathered from the fields, this summer earlier than usual I was not expecting to have a summer holiday this year, but suddenly I found out that I could have two weeks. So hip hurray, I am on vacation 😊

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Diversity shop

This store, Kasvihuoneilmiö (greenhouse effect) is as you can see a store and sight to visit, the stuff they have is so Kitsch or tacky or just plain odd, that somehow it is appealing, and they are not cheap. to end the visit we had coffee and a sugar coated doughnut, it was so good,…

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Featured artist in Curatorial Volume.3

Originally posted on ART BY RITVA:
Yeah, I am one if the featured artists Curatorial Volume.3?is a captivating documentation of today’s leading contemporary artists showcasing current artwork of the highest calibre. This book takes a rare and insightful behind-the-scenes look at the lives and creative practices of artists working in multiple disciplines from around the…

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Heartleaf oxeye

Telekia speciosa , attracts day butterflies (nettle butterfly), honeybees and beetles as you can see and as we have to keep them safe so we will have flowers etc in the future too, this is a great flowers addition to the garden.

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Green reflections

Pickings from my road trip. I love capturing reflections, these are from the Fiskarsinjoki river. The Fiskarsinjoki river runs through a park-like cultural landscape as you could see few photos in a previous post. Along a fairly evenly flowing river there is some rocky, rapids section. The water is quite clear. The Fiskarsinjoki is relatively…

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Pickings from a road trip

These are the only images I took that had something that connects them to this Fiskars Village, others are just things that caught my eye in the surroundings. You know, this and that. This is a town we nearly every summer visit, so I have all the tourist shots from previous years. Then again I…

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this and that

Time flies it is already mid July, the grass has burned due to sun and is just brown, yellow, beige…as we have had hardly any sun in past month. We have had a lovely weather, even a little bit too hot weather. I will not complain, I like this better than cold. I have not…

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A drink

Having a drink at a restaurant enjoying my own company, actually I am waiting for a drive home. We are still experiencing unusually warm weather, so what I seem to be doing is taking photos of drinks in nice glasses. Happy Joy cider with lots of ice will keep me occupied for at least hour…

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Friends

Friends, the essential part of my life, extended family. Someone to share thoughts and laughs with. Yesterday evening I did just that on a warm evening by the sea

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Morning

Good morning 😃, I woke early to start my work so I can finish up early too. Sitting on my patio working at same time watching this light play on the lawn. What magic light can do is amazing, you just have to catch the moment

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Daisy

“The splendor of the rose and the whiteness of the lily do not rob the little violet of it’s scent nor the daisy of its simple charm. If every tiny flower wanted to be a rose, spring would lose its loveliness.” – Therese of Lisieux In our case, summer would lost its charm as daisies…

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Dark clouds

Sky is such a wonder to watch, the colors, clouds in constant change. In Finland we sure don’t have blue skies for ever. when we drive I spend most of the time watching clouds, anyone else who does that?

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wild berries

We are now enjoying the wild strawberries – Fragaria vesca. So many names 🙂Fragaria vesca, commonly called wild strawberry, woodland strawberry, Alpine strawberry, Carpathian strawberry, European strawberry, or fraisier des bois, is a perennial herbaceous plant in the rose family that grows naturally throughout much of the Northern Hemisphere, and that produces edible fruits. Vaccinium myrtillus or European blueberry is a species of shrub with edible fruit of blue color, commonly called…

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Tiny flowers

I found these tiny, tiny flowers as I looked closely to the ground during my stay at the summer house. Always a joy to capture the nature’s tiny wonders

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Buttercups

as you can guess, we spent the weekend in the countryside 🙂 This summer has been so odd, all the flowers bloomed so early, at the same time and seemed that the lasted such a short while. Here are shots of buttercups.

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Midsummer

The light is lovely, air soft and warm with humidity high, that’s what midsummer has been this year. We usually don’t get long hot spells, this time yes. Last night I went out after midnight and captured mist over the fields with the setting sun giving a beautiful pastel glow to the sky.

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