Sorbaronia mitschurinii leaves

November’s sky is chill and drear, / November’s leaf is red and sear. ~Sir Walter Scott it is few days a way from November, the dreariest month of all, dark, wet and cold. So Even the quote is about November and we are still in October, I will take an exception on posting it as…

Read More

Oriental Bittersweet

These are some of the colors we still have in our backyard at home, orange, yellow, brown and green. In this post it is about Oriental Bittersweet that grows on our fence. What is left on it at the moment is orange color in the form of berries. Earlier in the autumn it was vivid…

Read More

October at Humaljärvi

I have so many shots from this lake at nearly all hours. I am rather happy how I captured the October colors and hues. The clear light that belongs to October was making the landscape radiant. ~Florence Bone O suns and skies and clouds of June, And flowers of June together, Ye cannot rival for…

Read More

End of summer season

It is that time of the year again that we closed the summer house for season 2020. We packed all the linens away and emptied the refrigerator and cupboards from food. Racked the leaves, well actually we run the lawnmower over them and this way the all the nutrients will remain in the ground. So…

Read More

Chickens and a Rooster

As I do not live in the country I don’t come across farm animals that often, but lots of people have started to raise chicken on they yards so they can get fresh eggs. These chicken live in an old boat.

Read More

The mellow, messy, leaf-kicking…

Bittersweet October. The mellow, messy, leaf-kicking, perfect pause between the opposing miseries of summer and winter.  Now Autumn’s fire burns slowly along the woods and day by day the dead leaves fall and melt. ~William Allingham

Read More

Calm of the morning

To me the sea is a continual miracle; The fishes that swim, the rocks, the motion of the waves, the ships with men in them. What stranger miracles are there?   ~Walt Whitman The voice of the sea speaks to the soul. The touch of the sea is sensuous, enfolding the body in its soft, close…

Read More

Forest Health

I often find peace and calmness in the forest, a great place to gather your thoughts. Have a spiritual moment 🙂 Forest Health, is not only a Finnish luxury, I am sure it is recognized all over the world. Shinrin-yoku, as they call it in Japan, is a famous way of spending time in nature.…

Read More

Sculpture weekend

I have been studying sculpture for about five years, I had few years break now I am back again at it. The process it self is meditative, you just concentrate on the clay and what you can do with it, sometimes with frustrations, as it does not in anyway resemblance what you are trying to…

Read More

Brown symbolizes: comfort

Brown symbolizes: reliability, stability, honesty, comfort Effects of brown: simplifies, protects, grounds, stabilizes Positive traits: appreciation, support, wisdom, dependable Negative traits: boring, dull, timid, predictable

Read More

Afternoon mist & blue moment

A flower’s appeal is in its contradictions – so delicate in form yet strong in fragrance, so small in size yet big in beauty, so short in life yet long on effect. Adabella Radici

Read More

Looking for Signs of autumn

It was one of those perfect Finnish autumnal days which occur more frequently in memory than in life. adapted from P.D. James

Read More

Glimmering sea

Anyone who has followed my for a longer period of time ( I have been on WordPress for NINE years) knows I love the sea, sailboats and clouds. I captured these when visiting Kopparnäs, Inkoo last Sunday. I got so much pleasure watching the beautiful glimmering sea and the sailboats in the distance. If you…

Read More