Autumn turning to winter

This is how it looks. White, delicate, crispy, and beautiful. These photos were taken around 7.30am this morning in Southern Finland. The temperature was just below zero, skies were clear, and I knew it was going to be a beautiful morning. ♥ In the meantime: If you are into photography and nature, you should check…

Autumn countdown officially beginning

It’s been forever since my last blog post. I don’t know what it is with the autumn, but there always seems to be a time, lasting some few weeks, when I start a process similar to hibernating. Days follow one another, I go to work, days seem darker and darker, I overdose on chocolate, sleepiness…

The season is changing

You remember how I notice the changing season twice a year? Once in the autumn and once in the spring, according to the decreasing or increasing amount of daylight in Finland? The past few days it has been so dark and gloomy in the mornings that the change is near. Winter is coming, as they…

Experience the five seasons in Haltia, part I

I got a wonderful opportunity to visit Haltia, the new Finnish Nature Centre, a few days before the grand opening. The kind people in Haltia invited a few bloggers to see how the place looks like yesterday 28 May. They are planning to open the place on Friday 31 May. The Centre is situated in…

Safety vests, round II

I’ve had some difficulties with the style of safety vests. I ranted about them last year. They are very, very ugly, and very, very practical. And now look what I’ve done to my German Shepherd. It’s not a vest, as I simply could not get one. It would have been too much. But the tiny…

September sadness

Well now, it’s been a very quiet September for me. I’ve been taking a small break from writing and online activities, and focusing more on enjoying the colourful new season in the nearby forest, picking mushrooms and smelling the crispy air. Somehow the autumn always creeps up on me, and suddenly, the mornings start to have…