Countdown to 2021-15

Today: Sunrise at 9:21- Sunset 15:14- Length of day 5:53 hours – time of dusk 0:58 minutes . A minute less of daylight than yesterday. Only 6 more days until winter solstice.

Times are odd, I’ve started to read and even execute recipes I find. Most of the time I read them and slightly change them. Like with this fish recipe I found for pike-perch, it was meant to be done in the oven.

I sliced an onion, three garlic cloves, and thump sized ginger that I had grated, I first fried them in an oil and butter mix, then I placed the salted pike-perch fillets on it to fry. for a side I used the potatoes left over from the previous day and fried them also with onions. Our Sunday meal was ready. It was so tasty 🙂

it didn’t look all that great, but the taste was delicious.
Something hand make on my front door

I also decorated this glass vase for our kitchen table with Christmas balls.

I will be posting new and old photos somehow related to winter, Christmas and eventually anticipation of new year. My aim is to take one new photo a day, but not going to stress over it, if I don’t come up with anything.

Would you like to join us? Join in with this title and link it to my page.

Local food market

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These are taken in Goa at a local food market,everything is fresh, but something can be said abour hygiene. I for one prefer the ones we have back home. I do have to say this place is so much more interesting than our local super market if taking photos.

One Word Photo Challenge: Salmon

All photos can be enlarged by a click 🙂

Salmon, I went and bought salmon, made us dinner with it after taken few photos 🙂


Weekly Photo Challenge: Threes

In a nutshell, a three-picture story is a way to help you think about storytelling with images. Making of salted dryfish in Sri LankaSONY DSCSONY DSC


More at: Weekly Photo Challenge: Threes


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.

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Photos were shot at noon

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


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Linked to  Valokuvatorstai 303. haaste

Pike’s Public Market – Seattle

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I’m participating in’s Wild Weekly Photo Challenge. This week’s Challenge is: Movement!

I haven’t had time to  photograph lately, but I went thru my archives to find some movement… fish school – riptide – people at sea – kite surfer – waterfall.

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Challenge is: Exploration!

This was one smelly exploration to a fish market in Negombo,  Sri Lanka.

The Fish market was so far from the sterile shops we have here in Finland. This place had life, smells and tons of  fresh fish.

It was an experience I won’t forget

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I’m participating in the online adventure travel magazine’s Wild Weekly Photo Challenge for bloggersThis week’s Challenge is: Exploration!

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