Sunday, May 22, 2016

Blooming trees and #mymonthlyscene from May

Lilacs are opening. Apple tree flowers are in full bloom. And the rest of the world is vibrant green. Watch my little video in the end to see the monthly scene of  May captured.

She wore the scent of early spring on her
delicate neck and every kiss I stole tasted of 
bright yellow flowers and buzzing bees.
-Michael Faudet

Thursday, May 19, 2016


I'm spending more and more time on Instagram and find it working much better than Facebook for picture sharing as well as keeping up with fellow bloggers and photographers and finding inspiration. Since attending Xanthe's Make Films Course I've shared videos as well and will be doing that in the future as well although I'm still waiting for my update that allows 30 second videos...

I love projects and as you might know it's my fifth year with "a month in photos" project. You are always welcome to join on the blog or on Instagram where you can join with #amonthinphotos hashtag.

Now inspired by Xanthe I'll start a new continuous project shooting a monthly scene and sharing it with #mymonthlyscene hashtag. And goes without saying: I would love to see you joining me!

I've always been drawn to the idea where you shoot the exact same spot or location to document the changing seasons and ongoing life. My idea is to capture just what it looks like at the moment... do the trees have leaves... is nature green, brownish or white...? Just a small glimpse to be able to look back and see the transformation. Photos of course work fine for this purpose but I'm thinking this will take it to the next level.
I'm starting this weekend and I've chosen three locations where I'm going to be shooting every month. A spot on our home street, another street we walk everyday to work, school and daycare and this certain rock near our home in the middle of a little forest.

Sharing with: Little Things Thursday

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Bird Cherry Love {plus a Day In the Life video}

Oh my word. Green everywhere, blooming everything... high temperatures are gone but occasional spring rain makes everything so fresh and gives nature a lovely scent. And the fact that it's weekend is making it just perfect. I like being home so much. I enjoy these days of doing nothing, tucked snug in our little house. And lovely little walks between the showers stealing some spring blossoms and enjoying the sun. when it suddenly started to shine!

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

On the verge of Summer

Birdsong is growing louder, the buds of leafs are getting bigger and various blossoms have emerged.
We are living in full Spring and seems like we´re on the verge of Summer! Recent days have been beautiful and sun filled. I've got you some random pictures to show how it looks around here at the moment. It's been warmer than ever in May!

Making Films Week 7 was about 'how to' or 'making'. Since I had no idea what to do I just shot this fifteen second story of making a wildflower crown.

Sharing with: Through My Lens, Wednesday around the world, Little Things Thursday, Friday Photo Journal,

Monday, May 2, 2016

Let's go for a walk

Oh happiness! Spring is here and feels like Summer actually. Feels so great I don't even have words to describe it. My little one has been waiting for bike rides, birds and white anemones. Yesterday we got it all :)

She wore the scent of early spring
on her delicate neck
and every kiss I stole 
tasted of bright yellow flowers
and buzzing bees.
~Michael Faudet

Week five on Making Films was a halfway breather and I took it to reinforce and practice all I've learned so far. My creation is a video called "Let's go for a walk" starring my little one. And week six on Making Films was about Stop Motion - I had been waiting for it and was very exited about it... but unfortunately I didn't quite nail it :D So... let's save it for later.

Sharing with: Kukkailottelua, Through My Lens, Wednesday around the world, Little things Thursday,

Saturday, April 30, 2016

A month in photos {April 2016}

Spring is here! April was beautiful. Full of life, everything happening too fast but still enjoyable. I'm taking a good look at my kids and I suddenly realize how much they've grown! Feels so bittersweet, like the harsh sunlight revealing all the mess and dirt in our house... windows would definitely need to be cleaned. All this mess and haste is also stopping me of creating and shooting and I'm now behind with all my projects as well as Making Films... May will be all about finding the balance....!

A little favorite of April

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Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Spring in slow

I'm taking time for what's important. I'm taking it slow. I'm staying inside although the sun is shining and there is so much to do outside. I'm reading six books at the same time and watching too much television. I take long walks too. I've played board games with kids and snuggled on the couch in between them. I'm enjoying long breakfasts, a cat purring on my lap and ignoring all the haste.

If you're
always racing
to the next
moment, what
happens to the
one you're in?

Sunday, April 17, 2016

Chrysanthemum Blue {and a little Time Lapse}

Spring is here. Little green here and there. It's just a matter of days and the landscape will have a completely new look. I'm desperately longing for flowers but since there aren't any yet I had to visit a florist. My store-bought blue spring đź’™ It's been too long since I've been shooting floral. Especially macros.

This week on Making Films the prompt was actually 'Go Wide' to produce Time Lapse movies. Sure I wanted some heavy beautifully drifting clouds ans sunsets but I haven't been that lucky... So I did something quick with my chrysanthemum instead.