In July the different shades of greens in the nature are so evident and beautiful. These are taken moments before sunset.
Beautiful sunny summer day in Finland, such a treat, we have not had many of those this summer.
The theme this week at WPC PHOTO CHALLENGE is Earth. What is means to you. Here in Finland nature is a given, it can be found in your back yard. Forest and lakes are all around us. Earth is were we get our food, water and peace. It could also be the beautiful mountains, oceans, animal. This is a huge topic… I am going to go with a view that touches my heart every summer – field at the country side near my summer house.
Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Landscapes. This was something I could have posted hundreds of photos. Here are some places that have been an inspiration to me.
Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: the Harvest Season
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Finland is Europe’s most heavily-forested country. Forests take over 74.2% of the land area.
There are about twenty indigenous tree species growing in Finland, the most common ones being pine, spruce and birch ). Usually two or three tree species dominate a forest.
Naturally pure pine stands are found in rocky terrain, on top of arid eskers and on pine swamps. Natural spruce stands are found on richer soil. Birch is commonly found as an admixture, but it can occasionally form pure birch stands.
About half of the forest land area consists of mixed stands. Rarer species are found mostly as solitary trees. The south-western corner and the south coast of Finland are touched by a narrow zone growing oak, maple, ash and elm.