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 ❤

Midsummer dreams

Midsummer in Finland is the celebration, when almost everyone wants to go to the cottage at the archipelago or countryside. People packed their cars grill food, steaks, sausages, beverages, swimming suits, towels, summer clothes (rain or shine), although you need more likely wellies and raincoats. Usually it raining, I wonder why? Even it would have been sunny weather otherwise, then Midsummer it rains, earlier or later, or sometimes it’s so cold that you almost need a winter jacket. But weather doesn’t bother at all, because midsummer is full of magic in the air. We can enjoy nightless nights,  which are it literally. Days are the longest and the amount of light is at the highest. From now on days begin to shorten again.Midsummer 2016Midsummer celebration involves a lot of spells and beliefs. All the fairies are on the move and magical things can happen. You have to be very careful what you wish your dreams can come true. Lovely Midsummer flowersThere is some old and fun stories what unmarried young woman can do, to see the man of her dreams. Example collect seven different flowers or herbs and put them under the pillow, then she can see her future husband in dreams at night. All these kind of Midsummer stories are made for younger woman. Sorry young guys, but maybe you are the target of some maiden’s dreams. Never know!Bridge to greeneryFinnish Midsummer falls an integral part of “sauna” (steam room). Sauna is place to relax, wiped away the worries and troubles. To sauna can be done “Vihta” what is made of birch branches, which lightly beaten to skin. Birch branches give a wonderful aroma to sauna. You can also do a foot bath, where you can put a number of herbs.Perfect summer flowerSpeaking of herbs, let me introduce to you Lady’s Mantle, what is one of my favorite herbs. You can mix it for everything or eat just like that. You have to try it. It contains a lot of minerals and antioxidants and keep you healthy. It’s women herb in particular and guarantees the user of the eternal youthfulness. Wow! What is your favorite herb?

Love Sini

Lady's Mantle                   PS. Sometimes it hides a drop of water inside, like in this picture.

Glorious shades of green

It has been amazingly warm May and nature has become greener and greener every day! If I could I spend all the days outdoors admiring at the stunning , flowering parks and the smell of floral scents ❤Beautiful parkLook at this beautiful elm. It’s full of seeds and it looks like the tree is full of green roses.. Did you know that elm seeds can be eaten? They are very tasty.Elm seedOn May has been many happenings on the outside over the city. One is restaurant day, when people can keep they own restaurant and make some specials to sell. We visited on charming Villa,  what is absolutely my kind of  old house. There we enjoy lovely, homemade vegetable pie and yasmin ice tea. So delicious!My Dreaming Villa

On May was also Mother’s Day, when we went a l-o-n-g and good lunch. This shot was taken by my oldest son before the lunch. Love my family ❤ ❤ ❤Mother's DayHave a magnificent summer days and enjoy the sun ❤

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