Sunday, November 20, 2016

Time and silence

I so need Sundays. Need and love. Last week was quite hard. We lost all our snow and soaked into unbelievable darkness. I had completely forgot what it is like and it was really shocking.... the girls were sick and I had more work than I could have handled.
So I needed this Sunday.  I don't mind the rain and today I find the darkness comforting. Time and silence are the most luxurious things today. Accompanied little gingerbread baking and it was a perfect day... 

So if you are too tired 
to speak, sit next to me, 
because I, too, am fluent 
in silence.
-R. Arnold

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Do it forever

This was a beautiful and love-filled weekend with the family and then there was Father's Day Sunday on the top of it. My both little ones are having a flu but even so we've had plenty of smiles and good laughs. Priceless times. My heart is filled with joy and gratitude and I'm totally emotionally charged just because of how thing are right now. Remember to count your blessings.

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Sunday, November 6, 2016

Gray scale with roses

So we have snow...! And it's been so cold it stays. Somewhat beautiful but not just enough to beat the ugly gray scale of everything nowadays. I have a soar throat and a little headache which annoys me a lot since I would have needed this weekend to enjoy. But I bought roses and I have some good reading and a blanket to help me create some harmony and joy. We even went winter swimming, the lake is already frozen! And later in the evening we'll make a fire and have a glass of wine.

Memory is an autumn leaf
that murmurs a while in
the wind and then is
heard no more...

Monday, October 31, 2016

A month in photos {October 2016}

October gone with a blink of an eye! Seriously. This month we got to see the transformation of nature from reds and yellows to total gray. I'm surprised to realize it happened so fast - yet right in front of our eyes. The season seemed so short and I'm sad to let it go. But there are already frosty mornings and I'm sure our first snow is not far away. So welcome winter and welcome November. We'll make it one to remember.

October favorite...

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Saturday, October 29, 2016


Halloween wasn't celebrated in Finland until just recently when we found a good foreign excuse for a new celebration. At first I was all against it. It just didn't seem right to adapt another commercial happening to our culture. But seeing kids enjoy it so much, I've learned to accept. It's so much fun after all and when darkness crawling in earlier and earlier every day, we do need fun things around us. So lets just give it a go and enjoy!

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Saturday, October 22, 2016

Brown all around

I've been shooting and posting a lot hydrangeas over the last few months. White, green, pink and now brown. One of those flowers that just gets more and more beautiful as time goes by... may favorites of all the flowers. The colors are slowly disappearing everywhere in the nature... soon it's brown all around. I wonder if we get snow soon?

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Rise and shine

Good morning, it's Sunday! Sitting here by the coffee editing yesterdays' pics. No need to hurry.
Blessed and grateful. Happy Sunday.