Lighthouse

We all need a lighthouse in our lives to lead us, whatever it is, a person, place or state of mind. This came to my mind as I saw all the news about mourning people for Prince Philip. I myself am not one to mourn for people I do not know. I sympathise, with the…

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Taking it easy

I have tried my best to stay away from the computer these past days. I think I have done pretty well, but just to keep the momentum going here I am again. Easter came and went, mainly at home. We saw our sons and grandkids. I tried couple new recipes. I am getting rather good…

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Pastel blues

April Ist, I should be pulling some prank, but I won’t bother, I will just post few more pastel blue, misty photos. The mist was so thick, that you can touch in in these. These are photos from two years back that I looked at again and well was rather happy about and I just…

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Pastel landscapes

The nature brings out beautiful colors to fill all our senses, even the bare nature looks lovely in these colors. Mist always adds a magic touch to any photo, then again that is my opinion.

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Misty blues

March has gone past so quickly, April is here soon. Easter. I have to mention is, because usually for many years now, we have started our summer house season then. Many times in the recent years easter has been in the middle or end of April, and that has helped regarding the weather. It has…

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56 – Dreams *

Please have a look at my latest collaboration with Frank from Beach Walk Reflections . His text beautifully highlighted my art that I post at ART BY RITVA. Special thanks to Ritva for providing images of her art. Ritva is in Finland and I encourage readers to visit her photo blog Ritva Sillanmaki … 56…

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A long and rambling post

The saying; Life is what happens while you are busy making other plans, is true in many cases. And now, in this moment in time nothing happens, no plans can be made, even if you do are you able to do them in this current situation. Plus as a fact, you cannot plan life really,…

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Flow

The more in harmony you are with the flow of your own existence, the more magical life becomes. ~Adyashanti Everything flows and nothing abides, everything gives way and nothing stays fixed. ~Heraclitus All things change, nothing is extinguished. There is nothing in the whole world which is permanent. Everything flows onward; all things are brought…

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Still Life- Rose & Bottle

My son had this Planters Pyrat XO Reserve bottle that he was about to throw away (some side information 🙂 The Pyrat gets its name from the Old English word for pirate. The stout bottle of the XO Reserve is also a tribute to this heritage.) I looked at bottle a little bit closer, I noticed that this would…

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Spring day in Monochrome

The sky was blue, the shadows long and the wind was so cold. I thought nature shots could look great in monochrome as the light and shadows give the photos nice contrast. Also the trees are leafless so they are more structured and might look better in a way. I my previous post from this…

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Spring day

Few days back we had a lovely spring day, except for the cold wind that was so cold that it went straight to the bones at this lake Humaljärvi as I was taking photos there. The sky was blue, the shadows long and the wind was so cold. I did look nice and you could…

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Color play with fruits

These are such a contrast to the snow floating behind my window and this being the first day of spring. Today is the spring equinox, when day and night are about the same length all over the globe. As spring progresses, the days lengthen and the nights shorten in Finland and elsewhere in the northern…

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Veikka the Cat

My small photography studio is in my office 🙂 ( I don’t have one, but one of the things I use when trying to create one, is the light from the north facing window and a floor lamp behind the desk and this artist paper block. Veikka is so ready to be my model. And…

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Happy people

We are having a lovely sunny winter day, flags flying in the honour of Minna Canth Day (March 19th.) Minna Canth (1844-1897) was a writer and social influencer who sought to improve the position of women and the disadvantaged through her works and work. Canth has been flagged in honor of her birthday and equality…

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Fruit

I was reminded that one should not to play with food 😀 , LOL, so I took the advice and instead I did arrangements with fruit. Granny Smith and Golden Delicious plus Oranges. Shadow and light. Bright Colors These are such a contrast to the snow floating behind my window. Enough of white already, it…

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Today’s thought

Do you know the feeling when you are dreaming and find yourself thinking, I’ve seen this one before? Well, last night I had two reruns. They seemed to go on and on…it felt like I dreamt all night and nothing new was on. Well that is my life at the moment anyways, like so many…

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