I love the soft and sweet August light, the mist that comes after the rain and the colors of it. One again I spent a weekend at my summer place. I have gotten to the habit of leaving my computer home so I do not end up by mistake spending hours on it. These are from Saturday evening.
the lungs of the earth. Love them,it is also the totpic on CFFC this week.
These are photos I took of the Imatra Rapids before the flow started. The colors on the rock formation and reflection were lovely a joy to the eyes
We drove to Imatra in the afternoon our aim to see the Imatrankoski flow, (“The Imatra Rapid”) is a rapid on the Vuoksi River in Imatra. It has been a famous tourist attraction since the late 1700s. The Vuoksi River and Imatrankoski were born about 5,000 BP as the waters of the Saimaa Lake penetrated the Salpausselkä ridge due to post-glacial rebound, forming a river flowing into the Lake Ladoga.It is also one of the National landscapes of Finland. Since 1929 the rapid has been blocked by a dam . Today, the dam is opened daily between June and August at 6 PM with the music of Sibelius playing in the background. Not that you can hear it down stream where we wnnt to watch it. The raw power of the water is awesome.
Out time at summer cottage continues in warm and sunny weather. I love way this view change. These are taken in the afternoon , evening and night time the last on I took just now. The color and atmosphere is captivating at all times.
Yesterday driving back to out summer cottage on the last stretch of the way I took photos of the sunset on three different lakes. Iso kukkanen , pikku kukkanen and the last one was Salajärvi. To make the story short, it was a lovely and warm summer night.
In July the different shades of greens in the nature are so evident and beautiful. These are taken moments before sunset.
A near full moon in the country side as seen just before sunset
It was a quiet evening at the country side. I took a walk on an deserted road, no one but me and my cameras. These I took with my mobile.
I was sitting in my backyard watching the clouds gather into the intense blue gray color. I took these just before the thunderstorm was above us.The temperature dropped three degrees in just s short while…got to love Finnish summer and the amazing 17 C degrees of warmth.
I had great visit to a cottage to see relatives visiting from Australia.
Midsummer celebrations are over and we are now officially losing light, but not to worry there is still plenty of it. Today I went to near grove woods and lakeside in Vols to take some photos of the beautiful greens we are surrounded with this time of the year.
this is my attempt create a video from my photos. Not so easy for me, but I decided to put my self up for comments. I know there is lots of room for improvement.
The past weekend was beautiful, warm and sunny skies. Loved it. I also loved the moon that lit up the field behind our summer place, it was so bright and shine.
I will once again start documenting the seasons with this view.
A lovely blue moment
One more day at Gran Canary islands
The Grotto is perhaps the most enchanting of all the rock formations in this part of Australia along the Great Ocean Road . Part-blowhole, part-archway, part-cave, it offers a peaceful place to enjoy the sea views and soak in the wonderful things nature is capable of.
Standing about halfway up the cliff from the sea level, the geological formation is reachable via a decked staircase that leads down from the viewing platform at the top. You can either view the wonder from above, or head down and explore it at eye-level.
Inside, the Grotto is filled with smooth boulders and serene rock pools that have been carved out of the limestone. For the best view, look into the Grotto from the lower viewing platform, where you can see the horizon, the pools, and the jutting rock formations in one go.
The Bay of Martyrs at Peterborough is a ruggedly beautiful section of the Bay of Islands Coastal Park. Take in sweeping vistas of the coastline and rugged and colorful red limestone bluffs from a high cliff-top viewpoint, .
This greenness , lovely rolling hills, nature just blew my breath away