the lungs of the earth. Love them,it is also the totpic on CFFC this week.
I certainly hope that some of these shots turned inspiring, I lost a pair of my favorite sunglasses into the rapids. I have found a post from some time back that I forgot to post
We drove to Imatra in the afternoon our aim to see the Imatrankoski flow, (“The Imatra Rapid”) is a rapid on the Vuoksi River in Imatra. It has been a famous tourist attraction since the late 1700s. The Vuoksi River and Imatrankoski were born about 5,000 BP as the waters of the Saimaa Lake penetrated the Salpausselkä ridge due to post-glacial rebound, forming a river flowing into the Lake Ladoga.It is also one of the National landscapes of Finland. Since 1929 the rapid has been blocked by a dam . Today, the dam is opened daily between June and August at 6 PM with the music of Sibelius playing in the background. Not that you can hear it down stream where we wnnt to watch it. The raw power of the water is awesome.
Here are few random shots from Lake Saimaa. As I stated in the previous post it was raining so here are some artsy shots from the boat.
Out time at summer cottage continues in warm and sunny weather. I love way this view change. These are taken in the afternoon , evening and night time the last on I took just now. The color and atmosphere is captivating at all times.
It was a quiet evening at the country side. I took a walk on an deserted road, no one but me and my cameras. These I took with my mobile.
I took a walk on the gravel road and picked summer flowers for my deck
It almost feels like autumn, but no, its early July. I am happy with the bokeh I captured.
I was sitting in my backyard watching the clouds gather into the intense blue gray color. I took these just before the thunderstorm was above us.The temperature dropped three degrees in just s short while…got to love Finnish summer and the amazing 17 C degrees of warmth.
I had great visit to a cottage to see relatives visiting from Australia.
Midsummer celebrations are over and we are now officially losing light, but not to worry there is still plenty of it. Today I went to near grove woods and lakeside in Vols to take some photos of the beautiful greens we are surrounded with this time of the year.
Leopard’s bane / Kevätvuohenjuuri
The apple tree flowers together with cherry tree flowers together make a lovely pair.
I will once again start documenting the seasons with this view.
An other color and BW combo of wood sorrel. Which one works better?
I love this moment of the year, the nature is waking up ( me too, by the way 🙂 ) and all the small details and greenery plus the the light. Yes!! I am over the moon, once again I survived the dark winter.
Here are some wood sorrel that raised its head at my summer house.
A lovely blue moment
Wild horses…so beautiful