New life

With the advent of summer new life is everywhere.


Barnacle geese have little ones as well as many other bird species. Some are still laying eggs, others in frenzied feeding.


Family of barnacle geese in strong backlight.


Flowers are blooming everywhere, as well as trees. A bad time to be allergic though..


Strong and beautiful colors to contrast the dark and the snow of the winter.


Lovely eh?

First flowers of spring

First Flowers of the spring by Jere Ketola (JKetola)) on

Spring is finally here, 3-4 weeks late, but better late than not at all. Now the transformation from bleak and miserable to beautiful is in full force. The forests are alive with the sound of birds, leaves are starting to sprout and the occasional butterfly can be seen as well. The first flowers have started to grow as well, and soon , very soon everything will be green again. Ah, the joys of spring and the creation of new life!

Cactus vs Flower

The contrast between this bleak watery weekend has been a great reminder that here in Finland one must enjoy outdoors as much as possible when the weather is nice. Constant rain is A big downer, at least for myself. Hopefully next week we will get a little sunshine as well.

Thorny by Jere Ketola (JKetola) on

Here is in pics a contrast between a cactus and a flower. Both in their way extremely beautiful, exquisite, yet on the other hand the other is borne of a hostile environment and has to protect itself much more visibly to survive.

flowers vs texture by Jere Ketola (JKetola) on