Pinewood, Helsinki, 2015.
Lighthouse, Bulgaria, fall 2015.
Been out of country for a while, photographing these beauties. Not many things to me are so beautiful as birds of prey, whether they be owls, hawks or eagles. Graceful swift flyers with majesty.
End of summer and a Moose.
The Finnish Moose (also called elk) is a huge animal when met close-up. In this instance the scene was quite serene with the moose eating and me photographing.
Summer has finally arrived in Finland, with the temperature at last hovering closer to 25C every day. A couple of months late, but hey, I am glad it at least came.
With the onset of August the dark time has also returned, as the sun does set again and stays hidden for longer and longer. The upshot being of course that now one can see the stars and maybe even Aurora Borealis.
The Finnish summer has been one of rain and coldness. All in all, so far only 4 days which coul be categorized as warm days. Most of the time the temperature has been hovering under the +20 C mark and rain has been almost an everyday visitor. A huge contrast to the weather in most of Europe this summer.
This photo was taken in the rain, that was so strong you could not see the otherside of the lake. In the photo it shows, but only barely.
The free-time I have currently has been diminishing all the time, and moments like this are rare and few between. That makes it even more welcome. The calm water, almost midnight and not a soul around. Just nature, wide open space and a lake. And me.
The blog has been as silent as I have been busy. I am sorry for that, and I do mean to keep on writing and posting photos, but at the moment it is a bit difficult to say the least.