Spring goes on

Spring is an unpredictable time, you can never know how is the weather. This year it has been very cold, but one thing is sure, days are longer and the amount of light has increased so much, so we can’t complain and nature looks always stunning.Melting ice floatsIce floe on top of a stoneSoon the sea is openRusty modelPolyporaceaeFeatherIciclesCountrysideCountryside viewOn the rocksI hope you enjoy pictures where you can see how spring goes on! We are ready for the summer.

Love Sini ❤

Skiing on the ice

One of the best things about winter are sunny days of March. Officially March is the month of spring and it shows. Days are getting longer and brighter. On the other hand it’s still winter, it may be quite cold, we have snow and you can ski on the frozen lake. The snow reflect light an incredible amount and it gives you so much energy.

I love the feeling skiing on the ice. It feels like a total freedom. The thrill of speed, when you can glide on a frozen lake, as long as you ensure there is enough ice under your feet. Spring ice can be really deceptive when it starts to melt. There is a certain point when is no longer safe to go on the ice. It strongly depends on how cold the nights have been. If there has been frost at night it is usually quite safe.

Sini Style FishingLook what I got! A big fish! Well, at least a quite nice size. My hubby is an avid fisherman and we made some holes in the ice and try out a few of his new lures.Lake on the iceBeautifully curved pine tree on the shore. The shoreline begins to melt first, when the sun start to heat and the ground starts to warm up.Sauna cabinBoatsGranaryCottage door

Listen to the sounds when water drips from the eaves. Snows start to melt and birds start to sing, the sounds of spring.

Have a relaxing weekend!

Sini ❤

Fagervik – Old charming place

When you see something very beautiful and can’t get your eyes off it! What a charming view! The mansion, the church and the cottage all in the same line by the lake.fagervikFagervik iron works were founded in 1646. The iron works consisted of two iron forges and one blast furnace. Hard times hit the area at the end of the 17th century. For this period  isn’t remaining buildings. The new rise began in the 18th century. Fagervik obtained the sole right in Scandinavia for the production of Fagervik’s speciality, tin-plated iron. This product brought Fagervik wealth. All the buildings that we admire today were built in the 18th century. The mansion was built in 1773. It’s now a private home, so isn’t possible to visit.old-roadgranaryold-red-housesIn these red cottages blacksmiths have lived with their families. As a small detail have to tell, Finland’s first potatoes were grown in Fagervik! Maybe some of these cottages in the backyard?mailboxlovely-atmospheredance-floorOutdoor dance floor ❤old-churcheThe wooden church is one of the few privately owned churches in Finland. The church was built in 1737 and the bell-tower and the chapel were built in 1766. The church holds the oldest working church-organ in Finland. lightparkFrench garden bathed in sunlight. red-houseFagervik is the Finnish countryside at its best. Highly recommend to visit!

Love Sini ❤

Summer memories

When the days begin to be darker and grayer on November, you start to look back on the summer. Hot and sunny days, when the sun shines clear, cloudless sky the whole day.  The best part of Finland is pure nature and of course, it’s best in the summer time. And where you want to spend your summer days? At the countryside, definitely!Beach sceneryOld house yardOld fenceBullsGranaryOld wellCranberry blossomsLake

The best time ever! Waiting for next summer ❤

Sini