my Tinka

I am not having much luck lately, the flu is still hanging on, not much , but annoying little cough continues.

Then last week – well five days ago, while sitting at morning coffee, i moved a bit and, snap, something went wrong, I bent like a jackknife, I could not straighten my back. Well I am in a upright position now, but sitting in a chair is impossible and walking is pain. So having said that, I have no taken many photos this week.

I did take photos of Tinka one day…

She has such nice green eyes

Tinka is the sweetest little cat.

Sweet Tinka

I had a plan to get all my trip posts done last week, but flu got in the way. It totally left me tired, sneezing, coughing and drinking tea, that’s is what I have been doing past week and watching television. I took a lot of effort to get the previous post done.

I had comfort while laying in bed, Tinka kept me company.

Something I noticed #32

Something I noticed is back, odd shots of ranbom things.

Looking for the changes autumn brings, I had my Tinka cat follow me like a puppy. So here are two shots of my lovely little Tinka 🙀


Same, continues

I have not done much, so only thing I’ve really taken photos of is my flowers. They are beautiful so why not. Tinka enjoyed them too.

Sweet little Tinka

My cat Tinka captured in black and white. She is so pretty!

“What greater gift than the love of a cat?”

– Charles Dickens

“There is something about the presence of a cat… that seems to take the bite out of being alone.” – Louis J. Camuti

Veikka the Cat

My small photography studio is in my office 🙂 ( I don’t have one, but one of the things I use when trying to create one, is the light from the north facing window and a floor lamp behind the desk and this artist paper block. Veikka is so ready to be my model. And what a good model he is.

Veikka the cat -1
So sweet
My big cat Veikka

Today’s thought

Do you know the feeling when you are dreaming and find yourself thinking, I’ve seen this one before?

Well, last night I had two reruns. They seemed to go on and on…it felt like I dreamt all night and nothing new was on. Well that is my life at the moment anyways, like so many of us are experiencing. Same, same, but different. Except not 🙂 Play the blues

Kuvan kuvausta ei ole saatavilla.

I should take it like Tinka, lay down and relax. Yesterday I did. I usually do not nap, hardly ever, yesterday my eyelids were so heavy I had to give in. One hour in the afternoon. This is what it has come to. Napping. I felt like Tinka below, this is what’s it’s come to.

Veikka ignored my dilemma, he just slept.

Kuvan kuvausta ei ole saatavilla.

Countdown to 2021-8

Today: Sunrise at 9:12 – Sunset 15:17 – Length of day 6:05 hours – time of dusk 0:57 minutes

Three minutes less of daylight than yesterday. Only 15 more days until the direction moves towards light and winter solstice is here.

My cats love playing with the decorations. Here is Tinka doing her thing 🙂


I was wondering why the Finnish flag was flying in the pole, after checking I found out that 8 December, is the birthday of the composer Jean Sibelius; the occasion is also celebrated as the Day of Finnish Music.

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.

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How to survive November 2020-30

The lyrics of the by Doors “The End” came to mind as I was thinking of what to say in this last post to; How to Survive November 2020 So it’s time to – “lyödä hanskat tiskiin” (throw in the towel) strait translation- throw in the gloves 🧤 .

This is the end
Beautiful friend
This is the end
My only friend

Kynsikkäät /
half glove

The end
Of our elaborate plans
The end
Of everything that stands
The end
No safety or surprise
The end
I’ll never look into your eyes

half glove

Can you picture what will be
So limitless and free
Desperately in need of some stranger’s hand
In a desperate land

Then my next thought was , what if my next months theme would be 1. Trying to find Xmas spirit? or 2. Countdown to New Year 2021? as I am so desperately bad at finding titles for my posts. This way, I would only have to change the daily date as I’ve done the past month.

Veikka the cat

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How to survive November 2020-24

Food Photography

Time goes by so fast even if there is nothing happening, one week left of November. It has been so much better weather wise than I thought. So only 28 days until we are back to gaining light again. Something to look forward to.

I will try to continue my experiments in cooking, I have tried several new recipes lately. Healthy ones at that. That is something 🙂 using lots of olive oil, onions and garlic tp spice it up. I do like butter and cream in my cooking, but my Italian recipes are giving me nice options. Taking black and white food photography does not appeal to me, but this will do, a cook book.

Food photography – cool book

My Veikka cat has a beautiful tail and he is gorgeous big white cat-

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How to survive November 2020-13

Silver and a pearl

It’s half past three in the afternoon and it’s dusk already, so here is some dim bling for this Friday.

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Silver and a pearl in color

A old photo of this cute 🙂 cat to bring smile to your face, hopefully gloom expression does not effect you. This was one not so happy cat in pet store.

My lovely white cats

At this moment time, with the world in lock down, I have spent lost’s of time going through my archives. On the top is our Sisko cat that was run over by a car about five years ago. Veikka his brother is still with us, here is also a photo of him looking out the window , wishing that he could go out.

WPC – Friend



I was taking Minimalist photos and my beautiful Veikka cat came to pose for me. Four slightly different edits…all create a new look for the photo or not 🙂 Are these photos minimalist, what do you think?

Angry cat

we where sitting ln a cafe Ravello Italy. This was a local cat( odd little thing) and a small dog had an encounter the dog kept yapping at the cat for the longest time. until the cat had a enough and slapped him.