Independence Day

That’s it, Independence Day here Finland is cold and dark, but candles are traditionally placed in the window, mine are in front of the blue waves

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How to survive November 2021 Day 28

It feels like winter as the temperatures are -6C ( 20F) frost has made art on the plants that are left. Two more days then November is over and we can start waiting for the next big event – Christmas will be here sooner than we thought. Our favorite month, November! This year we’ll get…

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How to survive November 2021 Day 27

I have not lit up candles this year as often as I used, I should they do bring beautiful atmosphere and soft light. Luckily I have some green candle holders to get the green vibe going. Our favorite month, November! This year we’ll get rid of gray by painting the month in green. Lepis from…

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How to survive November 2021 Day 6

Smoke lingered as I blew the out candles, I might point out, several times 🙂 at the same time playing with the light. This one is green. the others have a touch of it, but they will have to pass as green. Our favorite month, November! This year we’ll get rid of gray by painting…

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How to survive November 2021 Day 5

Green Apples, so crisp, and roundly shaped. This one is green. Our favorite month, November! This year we’ll get rid of gray by painting the month in green. Lepis from Parallel lines has hosted this challenge for years, I have been part of it for several years too, feel free to join us 🙂 Green…

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How to survive November 2021 Day 4

Pear, so sweet and shapely and like me, Bottom heavy 🙂 It is green, I am not. Our favorite month, November! This year we’ll get rid of gray by painting the month in green. Lepis from Parallel lines has hosted this challenge for years, I have been part of it for several years too, feel…

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How to survive November 2021 Day 3

Surprise, I went to the grocery store 😀🛒only to find green everywhere Our favorite month, November! This year we’ll get rid of gray by painting the month in green. Lepis from Parallel lines has hosted this challenge for years, I have been part of it for several years too, feel free to join us 🙂…

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Overload of garlic

In my FB photography group the topic was garlic, but I added some onions as well. Boy, did I take too many shots of garlic, then I played with them in Lightroom. So, sorry I am going to overload you with photos of garlic. I took them, might as well share them. Enjoy them, or…

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Something I noticed #23

Old tableware, that’s what something I noticed and the very old wallpaper.

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Something I noticed #4

Just a detail…something I noticed that appealed to me. A testament to a moment spent with friends or family enjoying a cup of coffee and an ice cream. Dishes left to be cleared away…not having to do them yourself. Small joys of life. Does this picture tell a story or do I just want to…

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Delicious

Yesterday I enjoyed a delicious meal and as I took photos of them because they were so beautifully prepared and presented. Yammy… nettle soup with poached egg, perched pike with potatoes and finally a brûlée with rhubarb and raspberry sorbet.

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Peaches

This month’s theme is peach, in my FB photography group. I struggled with it for a while since peaches where not available in the stores until recently – it was not their season 🙂 Well, anyways I found some peaches in the end and took photos of them. Feel free to comment, I am still…

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Old Windows and Brick

In Finland, window glass was blown until the 1930s. The thickness of these glass panes was about 1.5 mils. For a long 19th century, glass was made only from domestic raw materials and because of that, the glass was greenish due to impurities in the sand. The brinks are also interesting. Fiskars Village, has two…

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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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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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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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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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Lemon Slice #3

I promise this is my last post on lemons for now, other fruits need to be noticed too for they bright and uplifting colors. As you can see I can go slightly overboard when I try to capture just the right shot. Serious business these challenges 😀 LOL ( not! ) Lemon, yellow…I bought lemon,…

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Lemon Slice

If nothing else these are a splash of spring, summer in these photos; Nothing says ‘sunshine’ in the kitchen or on a menu like lemon. One of the quotes i saw about lemon was this, I did not aim for that: One of the negative side, some artists use the image of a cut lemon…

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