How to survive November 2020-26

Reflections

Now we are at heart of November, even gray morning, dull would be the best word to describe it! Grays in different shades can be beautiful, but not this. Veikka is purring an keeping me company, laying on my desk, so soft and furry and content looking big cat. Boy, he sheds so much fur 🙂

Once again it 2 PM, to my surprise there is slight line of baby blue in the skyline. one thing to ne happy about in an otherwise BORING day. Now I have wo cats sitting on the desk and looking out of the window keeping me company.

I was so out of ideas that I could take photos of at home. So I took this reflection photo.

Reflections

I took this photo of a Asian woman taking a selfie a year ago. I tried two different variations of black and white editing, by changing the contrasts and  emphasis of lights, I feel there is a notable change of the mood in them. I myself prefer the darker version.

If you wish to participate in this survival of the darkest month challenge, use this link to add your post to it. PARALLEL LINES

How to survive November ~ 22

Saturday morning we drove the Helsinki, there is shoe store with very good service and knowledgeable personnel. In May,  I one tendon split and other was torn on my left foot,  unfortunately it has not healed. So,  as our trip to Australia is approaching,  I needed to find sandals / shoes that can accommodate my insoles that have been especially made for me. Story short.I got comfortable shoes, but they are not fashionable, that’s for sure.  I am not posting photos of the shoes. Lunch, we had lunch and while waiting for the food to arrive I took few photos.

How to Survive November 2017 -10

Monday, I arrived to my work at 7:30 and the first thing I did is, I lit a candle. It created nice reflections on the mirror placed under the decoration.  Mission accomplished. Then it was time to go and make a pot of coffee to start the day off… Decoration

Silent Sunday – Tinka enjoying candlelight

Tinka and a rose candle
Tinka and a rose candle

sniff... candle  (11 of 87)

Kaamos

I tried to think the English word for kaamos  – maybe its constant darkness, or polar night. That is what we are in at the moment, daylight time is shortening all the time these photos are about beating it or  just it.

Ritva Sillanmäki -lauttasaari-3

Photos were shot at noon

Ritva Sillanmäki -lauttasaari-23

Candles help to beat this time of the year and good food

DSC02876

Ritva Sillanmäki-66-2

Linked to  Valokuvatorstai 303. haaste

Valo / Light

it is getting there – the darkness is about to embrace us for the months to come, so this lights are to soften the harshness of it all.

candle 2 candle 3 candle 4 candle candle5 light light2

more photos of light at

299. haaste