Snails are a nuisance in the garden, they leave slim and holed leaves behind as the move around the garden.
Last weekend ended our long summer heat chapter of temperatures around +30 C, it is not that common to have that warm weather here. I am getting old, as I who loves the warm weather, thought that it wont’t hurt if it comes down a bit. It didn’t need to turn to +15 C and rain, but it did, that Finnish summer for you.
Well on the last warm “tropical evening” I drove to several lakeside spots to capture the lovely sunset. The mosquitoes did bother me a bit, but it was a lovely evening.
This time of the year one is for sure not without things to photograph, I’ve taken these from our summer house, where the nature is near and present at all times. I know I post similar photos every year, but I am also delighted by them yearly.
I drove to the lake to take photos of a swan family, but they were not there, so I’ve added a photo my son took the night before. We are enjoying beautiful weather in Finland at the moment, but we must take all the joy from now, as you never know when it ends.
Time to enjoy and relax
No words needed.
I Witnessed the rugged splendour of the famous 12 Apostles, magnificent rock stacks that rise up majestically from the Southern Ocean on Victoria’s dramatic coastline. And you can tell I was impressed by the amount of photos I took there.
Created by constant erosion of the limestone cliffs of the mainland beginning 10–20 million years ago, the stormy Southern Ocean and blasting winds gradually eroded the softer limestone, forming caves in the cliffs.
The caves eventually became arches and when they collapsed rock stacks up to 45 metres high were left isolated from the shore. View the 12 Apostles at sunrise and sunset as they change colour from dark and foreboding in shadow to brilliant sandy yellow under a full sun. ( text from visit Melbourne)
I was once again sitting in my office editing photos, when I noticed a bunny eating dinner at out front yard. I looked so cute surrounded by dandelions. These are not the best pictures as I took them through my window ( which had by the way been cleaned the previous day) it stayed and entertained me for some time. Here is Bunny
I saw these two turtles also when visiting Australia, as with previous post of the frog I totally forgot I had this shot, as I did go overboard with the amount of pictures I took there.
Once again I am lifting my own tail, but this is rather nice shot. I could have have had little bit larger f number for larger area of focus, but these are such at the moment shots… The turtles look happy, eh?
Weekend finds from the summer house. The beautiful greens…
I really enjoy this time of year, I marvel it at every spring. The nature coming out and bringing the fresh greens and yellows out for our enjoyment. The spring has had a boost the past week – I am loving it.
Porkkalanniemi is in Kirkkonummi the area I live in, we visit it quite often and the natural beauty of the place never lets me down. The area consists of rocky shores, pine forest, and beautiful outlooks onto the sea. The Porkkala cape stretches far out to the sea. These are from our yesterdays visit.
This forest, hill behind our home is an easy place to escape to nature. We can see it from our house and watch the season change. At the moment I am waiting for the green to push through and brighten this place. I do like that there is so much evergreens here. Moss, pine trees, spruce. it is forest therapy just steps away. Happy Easter everyone, stay safe and take care.
Here are some birds from my archives CB&W – Birds
Kollaasi 224 (12/2020)! this weeks shades of colors are found from amethyst. Found a spelling mistake in my collage, but no problem, I often have them. Just letting you know I noticed it too but am too lazy to fix it .
isn’t it one of the first signs of spring when snwdrops bloom in March. Today I spotted these in my garden. I did play around with the lightning to get different effects.
I am rather happy with this first capture of a Sacred Ibis, I saw In Sydney, Australia at our visit there: I named this post first, A Stork, it is in fact a Sacred Ibis I was kindly informed. So correction is in order.
At this week shades of colours are found from chrysolite. I am having so much fun planning and doing these collages and at the same time going through my photo archives. Discovering photos I did not remember I’ve taken. Some are truly finds 🙂 So much for modesty! I did three just for the fun of it 🙂
It is so weird, it is supposed to be heart of winter and our nature is at least two months ahead. We have all the signs of spring here. I took a walk outside, no rain but a beautiful sunny day to capture oddness of this winter.
While entering to the Point Lobos National Reserve I took these small details by the side of the road.
I have still many miles/ kilometers driving and pictures from our drive on the California coast. I have given you an opportunity to have a break from these beautiful views. Well, here we go again, I need complete my dairy of the trip.
If I am not totally wrong these are from Point Lobos State Natural Reserve