Beautiful in Black and White 6

Beautiful seaside views from Inkoo. I’ve also linked this to CBWC

Seen from behind the tree
On a hill

Beautiful in Black and White 5

Some building and barns seen I’ve seen this summer

Farm house on a hill with dark clouds

Hailuoto is the largest island in the Bothnian Bay. The island started to rise from the sea approximately 2,000 years ago and continues to do so. Eventually the island will adjoin mainland. The island has been inhabited for at least 1,000 years. Fishing was naturally essential for the islanders as was agriculture. By the end of the 19th century, population on the island had reached 2,000 inhabitants but by the 60’s and 70’s started to fall. In 1980, the number of inhabitants had dropped below 900, but since then has increased again steadily and is now around 1,000 residents.

Hailuoto natural environment is an asset and we do our best to preserve it for future generations by different conservation programmes.  Protection covers birds, shoreline and unique esker formations. The rising shoreline is constantly changing and thus forms a living conservation area. The built environment in Hailuoto is characterised by well-preserved traditional buildings and therefore, together with its unique nature, Hailuoto was designated one of the national landscapes in Finland and actually the only one with national landscape covering the entire municipality. (https://www.hailuoto.fi/en/info-2/information-about-hailuoto/ )

Beautiful in Black and White 4

Marjaniemi is the westernmost point in the island at the end of the road in Hailuoto, these are from the beach at Marjaniemi. Sea, sand, waves and clouds, is what this post is about.

A cloudy day allows you to have moody and visually interesting images. I love looking at clouds, listening to the wind and watching how the waves flow,trying to count when the big wave comes. I have heard when younger that every 7th wave is bigger… don’t know if it is true 🙂

clouds over the sea
On the beach

Hailuoto is the largest island in the Bothnian Bay. The island started to rise from the sea approximately 2,000 years ago and continues to do so. Eventually the island will adjoin mainland. The island has been inhabited for at least 1,000 years. Fishing was naturally essential for the islanders as was agriculture. By the end of the 19th century, population on the island had reached 2,000 inhabitants but by the 60’s and 70’s started to fall. In 1980, the number of inhabitants had dropped below 900, but since then has increased again steadily and is now around 1,000 residents.

Hailuoto natural environment is an asset and we do our best to preserve it for future generations by different conservation programmes.  Protection covers birds, shoreline and unique esker formations. The rising shoreline is constantly changing and thus forms a living conservation area. The built environment in Hailuoto is characterised by well-preserved traditional buildings and therefore, together with its unique nature, Hailuoto was designated one of the national landscapes in Finland and actually the only one with national landscape covering the entire municipality. (https://www.hailuoto.fi/en/info-2/information-about-hailuoto/ )

Clouds

Sunny day clouds or dark clouds in the sky this sight makes me want stop and take a photo.

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Something I noticed #7

Clouds, something I noticed that appealed to me, dark clouds over the road and fields. I love watching clouds, often I take photos of them too as you may have noticed.

Nothing unusual, still so fascinating to watch. While driving the smaller countryside roads during the end of July and early August clouds have been a companion of our trips. Rain not so much, but clouds or many times even light gray. Those are not so inspiring to take photos of, but these intense ones, that is a totally different story.

The morning held a promise of a nice sunny day…then the clouds gathered giving me a nice photo opportunty.

This the beginning…country road take me home, to the place I belong…

Something I noticed #6

Weather, something I notice everyday and at this moment listened to, and it appealed to me. Listen, listen to the falling rain…

Very mundane, still so pleasing. This song often comes to mind when listening to rain.

Falling rain

Listen to it pour,
And with every drop of rain
You know I love you more
Let it rain all night long
Let my love for you grow strong,
As long as we’re together
Who cares about the weather?
Listen to the falling rain
Listen to it pour
And with every drop of rain,
I can hear you call,
Call my name right out loud,
I can hear above the clouds
And I’m here among the puddles
You and I together huddle.
Listen to the falling rain,
Listen to it rain.

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Rain…

Something I noticed #5

Nature, something I noticed that appealed to me, the contrast of dark clouds and golden fields.

Very mundane, still so pleasing. You can see its raining further in the back as the clouds are hanging low..

Friends

Friends, the essential part of my life, extended family. Someone to share thoughts and laughs with. Yesterday evening I did just that on a warm evening by the sea

Seaside in Kivenlahti
Looking at clouds
Sun disappeared behind the bay
Friends for over 20 years

Dark clouds

Sky is such a wonder to watch, the colors, clouds in constant change. In Finland we sure don’t have blue skies for ever. when we drive I spend most of the time watching clouds, anyone else who does that?

Travel memories 15

No travel in sight, so I am going to post photos of lovely places I have visited. I will keep it simple, lots of posts, less words is the theme in these posts.

A View from Villa Rufolo in Ravello, Amalfi Coast, unesco world heritage site, Campania, at Annunziata.

Coastline as seen from Ravello

Hills and vineyards of Ravello

I love the sea, beaches, forests, mountains, countryside and lovely cities and the people in them. Colors; blue, green, red, white, yellows and what ever you can find around you. I love beauty and these photos remind me of beauty I have seen.

Welcome to my travels, some of them you might seen before…well, that’s life! Let’s go with the flow…

Travel memories 13

No travel in sight, so I am going to post photos of lovely places I have visited. I will keep it simple, lots of posts, less words is the theme in these posts.

A View from Villa Rufolo in Ravello, Amalfi Coast, unesco world heritage site, Campania, at Annunziata.

Villa Cimbrone

Villa Cimbrone

Annunziata, Ravello

I love the sea, beaches, forests, mountains, countryside and lovely cities and the people in them. Colors; blue, green, red, white, yellows and what ever you can find around you. I love beauty and these photos remind me of beauty I have seen.

Welcome to my travels, some of them you might seen before…well, that’s life! Let’s go with the flow…

Travel memories 12

No travel in sight, so I am going to post photos of lovely places I have visited. I will keep it simple, lots of posts, less words is the theme in these posts.

At Villa Cimbrone in Ravello, Italy.

Villa Cimbrone

Villa Cimbrone

Mountain in the clouds

I love the sea, beaches, forests, mountains, countryside and lovely cities and the people in them. Colors; blue, green, red, white, yellows and what ever you can find around you. I love beauty and these photos remind me of beauty I have seen.

Welcome to my travels, some of them you might seen before…well, that’s life! Let’s go with the flow…

Travel memories 9

No travel in sight, so I am going to post photos of lovely places I have visited. I will keep it simple, lots of posts, less words is the theme in these posts.

I was going to leave Capri, but I have to share more of the beauty I saw. I am in no hurry, the travel ban is not going to lift anytime soon. The coastline of Amalfi coast as we approached the island was beautiful.

view of the coast line

Clouds over the mountain tops!

Mountain in the clouds

I love the sea, beaches, forests, mountains, countryside and lovely cities and the people in them. Colors; blue, green, red, white, yellows and what ever you can find around you. I love beauty and these photos remind me of beauty I have seen.

Welcome to my travels, some of them you might seen before…well, that’s life! Let’s go with the flow…

The marina view

Linlo island walk bridge view towards the marina. Same spot same time of the day as in the previous post, but the skies look so different.

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Linlo bridge view

I had the wrong shoes on so I did not go for a walk on this little Linlo island, I just took photos from the walk bridge and few meters into the island. I think I like the best in these photos is the contrast of colors, the reeds and the darkening sky. I thought I’d post something colorful between my November survival, which has actually helped me keep active as I have to find something to post everyday.

Glimmering sea

Anyone who has followed my for a longer period of time ( I have been on WordPress for NINE years) knows I love the sea, sailboats and clouds. I captured these when visiting Kopparnäs, Inkoo last Sunday. I got so much pleasure watching the beautiful glimmering sea and the sailboats in the distance. If you look closely you might spot a swan there too. I hope was able to capture my feelings of the moment in these photos.

New Edits #16

Twelve Apostles in Victoria , Australia

No words needed.

Sitting under the tree

sitting under the tree

Social distancing is the word. this man with his son looked serious with their distancing – a very full boat with supplies they seemed to be heading to to an island near by – I think.

CB&W – Dock

this week the the topic is at CB&W Challenge, Words that end in “ock” I am taking the easy way out with this one. Dock. It is a place I love to sit at… this is one day at at dock enjoying coffee.

At the end of the dock

CB&W~clouds

I went to look for clouds outside, but lately it has been just gray sky or like to today wonderful blue sky with no clouds. So I searched my archives. For these black and white shots/ edits of clouds.

Martins Beach in California

Sunset

Beauty, majestic nature. Just beautiful, sunset at sequoia. All unedited photos 😀.

On the road

It has been once again a day of rain and sunshine. Mostly rain. I drove to Lohja Hospital to have a Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of my foot that has bothered me for a year and a half now. Hopefully after these new ones they will know what to do with it. Operation or just continue as it is… well this is not what my picture are about. As I said I drove there, it was through the country roads and this is what I tooks photos of. Our ever changing clouds

April 28

We started the day with sunshine but now it’s cloudy and raining