April 1st

It’s April and it still looks like winter, feels like winter even though next to a wall where the wind doesn’t blow you can feel the lovely warmth of the sun.

My grandson said to me, I will never forget the mountain next to your home 😀 ( it is a hill ) he always wants to climb it no matter what season it is. Today he conquered it with his father and grandpa

Up the hill I go
Follow me
Made it to the top

April morning

April morning at the lake

Again the blackbirds sings; the streams / Wake, laughing, from their winter dreams, / And tremble in the April showers

April 29

April is coming to end and there are some signs of the spring reaching us here in the north. As May takes over I will be posting macro shots of nature. That’s were I will be able to witness it first in details. This weekend I noticed three flowers popping up… it is a beginning.

Spring macros (5 of 15)Spring macros (3 of 15)

April 11

we are finally leaving winter behind us, last days have been nice and warm. Nights are still cold, but slowly but surely spring is arriving. I for one am overjoyed about it.

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April 4

This morning while driving to work I witnessed a beautiful sunrise in the mist. I so wished that I was taking photos some where other than a moving car through dirty car windows. but what can you do, one needs to work. So my apologies for the quality of the photos, but considering the way I took them I am rather pleased .

Sunrise in Apriltree in the mistSunrise in APril_2





April 2

Two of the most well known Churches in Helsinki.  The first one is Helsinki Cathedral  is the Finnish Evangelical Lutheran cathedral of the Diocese of Helsinki, located in the neighborhood of Kruununhaka in the centre of Helsinki, Finland. The church was originally built from 1830-1852 as a tribute to the Grand Duke of Finland.

Helsinki in Winter (27 of 27)

Uspenski Cathedral  is an Eastern Orthodox cathedral in Helsinki, Finland, dedicated to the Dormition of the Theotokos (the Virgin Mary). Designed by the Russian architect Aleksey Gornostayev (1808–1862). The cathedral was built after his death in 1862–1868.

The statue in the marketplace  in front of it is Keisarinnankivi, Helsinki’s oldest monument built in 1835. In the right bottom corner,  the ugly square building is by Alvar Aalto, I have always thought is placed in totally wrong place.

Helsinki in Winter (26 of 27)


April is a cruel time
Even though the sun may shine
And world looks in the shade as it slowly comes away
Still falls the April rain
And the valley’s filled with pain
And you can’t tell me quite why
As I look up to the gray sky
Where it should be blue
Grey sky where I should see you
Ask why, why it should be so
I’ll cry, say that I don’t knowBaby once in a while I’ll forget and I’ll smile
But then the feeling comes again of an April without end
Of an April lonely as a girl
In the dark of my mind I can see all too fine
But there is nothing to be done when I just can’t feel the sun
And the springtime’s the season of the night

Grey sky where it should be blue
Grey sky where I should see you
Ask why, why it should be so
I’ll cry, say that I don’t know
I don’t know