This winter has been, perhaps busier than ever. I have had a few rare opportunities to photograph, with my day work taking so much time and most importantly, energy. Photography has been in part a therapy away from that. But that therapy requires only taking photos, it does not require or indeed always necessitate the sharing of said photos. The little activeness on that part has been on the easy to use platform that is instagram, not on wordpress.
Female Bearded reedling (Viiksitimali) in February.
And to counterpart it, the male Bearded Reedling a true Angry bird if there ever was one.
These little birds are very fun to photograph and observe and it was a great pleasure to be able to do it this winter as it requires a bit off a special weather.
Spring has come once more to this far northern land. Everywhere green seems to be sprouting out and the nature is so alive now. We have also been enjoying a rather warm may in general, with temperatures climbing over +20C.
Forests are full of flowers and the sun rises earlier and earlier and sets later and later. Soon it will be light all around the clock.
Forests have mysteries hidden in them, more often than not. Here an abandoned house in the midst of woods.
All photos taken with the lovely Canon G5X.
Snowfall in Helsinki.
Excellent chocolatey muffins at work.
Buffalo-meatsoup for lunch. Spendid!
Happy new year! Lets make 2015 a great year for everyone!
I dream of great trips for the coming year. My list includes Lapland, Iceland, Cuba. Maybe Cappadokia in Turkey as well. We shall see. Hopefully I will be a better person and a better photographer.
In Finland as well as Sweden it is customary to have big parties and enjoy eating crab amongst friends and family. Of course it is also a good excuse to drink wine or even snaps of vodka..
It is also a smells a bit of the old class-system as it is very much a thing of the more wealthy people (more and more also the normal middle-pay people as well).
Still, it is very much a Finnish thing to do in the autumn when the season for crab is here.
The eating is very much a messy affair with very little meat to be eaten from one crab. The main Part to eat is in the rear and then a bit in the scissors. There is also a delicious fluid in the crab which is customary to be sucked out.
The crab are usually served alongside toast and are eaten as an apperative as it is not very filling.
Excellent meat to eat as main course after enjoying the time spent playing with the crab..
And a nice dessert. Perfection.
This nice three-course dinner was eaten at restaurant Sunn beside the Senate square in the center of Helsinki.
I took this photo because I saw so many layers at the same time happening. A static gull, a kayak, a sailboat, a motorboat, all on their own planes of existence. Sometimes life resembles this situation. We are moving along on the same canvas,never touching, never crossing paths living our own destinies.
A cottage on an island that I somehow really love, albeit from afar. Something that sparks my curiosity. How nice would it be to stay there for the summer? To enjoy the change of weather and just sit and watch the light change along with the tide.