Autumn

metsä

Autumn is slowly but surely advancing. Still the days are relatively nice with temperatures in the region of +5-15. The sun still rules.

It is surely one of the best times to enjoy the outdoors. The trees are gold and red with green still thrown into the mix. Lovely to go out and hike with some bread and hot chocolate in the backback and a camera on the shoulder.

forest

Forests are quite damp now which means that mushrooms are also to be found in numerous amounts and different varieties. Great way to get a little extra enjoyment to the food table. Of course one needs to know which are edible and which are not. So one needs to be careful in the collecting phase and sure in the cooking but the rewards can be mesmerising.

rocks

Finnish woods are filled with rocks and stone formations. Some of them just beg you to climb them. Others are small but sympathetic.

tree

Lonely trees can be very enticing to photograph and they draw my eye. Like this example on the way upwards towards the peak.

path

Helsinki has three high vantage points, hill-wise speaking. This is the path to the peak of the easternmost peak in Vuosaari. The landscape is lunaresque as this is a landfill site which is slowly turning into a hiking and outdoors destination as the nature takes over the man-made peak.

huippu

The view from the top is really nice, with good possibilities to see birds as well. Especially when they are migrating in the spring or the autumn. This also gives a little perspective to how densely populated our capital city is. 😉

More tk

Lapland pt.2

Continuing from yesterdays post.

the ground is full of small beautiful suprises.

Landscape is almost lunaresque in some places. Flash forward to present day and this scene is under snow.

Visibility was great as the weather was splendid.

Some of the paths down the fell were quite spectacular. The hike was not too tough but I can imagine it being very difficult with a little rain to make the rocks slippery.

The streams that run down the fells are nice and the water is fresh and very cold.

The stream forms numerous ponds along the way downwards.

Pretty colors.

No idea what sort of berries these are..


Reindeer can be seen grazing. They are not too shy, although if you get too close they will move away.

No greater treat than a hot sauna and dip into the ice cold water of the Arctic.

The worlds end..