11 joulukuuta 2019

I Believe in You Santa




The days are very short, only six hours. In Helsinki the sun rises approximately at 9.15 am and sets at 3.15 pm. Not much to be happy about. Right after noon the scenery gets a golden touch from the setting sun... Fortunately we got some snow and it made the scenery to WinterWonderland for a day or so. It won’t last, it is too warm, the climate, the climate - no true winters anymore! But it was so beautiful for a while, and it made me to think of Santa and all the kids around the world who believe in him. It feels good to believe in something or somebody who is capable of fulfilling our dreams.





An Advent Story - I believe in you Santa
Little Willy was again restless when he went to bed. He was nervous because he did not know 
if he had been nice enough. It also annoyed him that the kids in the kindergarden had great 
Advent calendars. Sometimes a mini toy popped out, sometimes chocolate. 
It was unfair that his calendar was so boring, got for free from the church!

Why no one invented a World Calendar, when anything else was invented, thought Willy. 
Opening the hatch, one could travel in time to a particular moment in history. 
Willy would like to see definitely the dinosaurs alive. And dragons, because he believed in them too. 
If he had such a fancy World Calendar, Willy would become so popular and every kid 
would want to be his friend.

"Dear Santa, I believe in you and that you have such calendars. 
Could I have one in express mail, please? 
No need for Rudolph either, because the postal services are not in strike anymore.” 
- riitta



Here in the south we don’t have as beautiful frost on trees as in Lapland where 
Santa Claus lives. Photo: Santa Claus Village, Rovaniemi Lapland
On the site a lot of info & videos


I have two beautiful videos for you:
an animated story telling about friendship & a ballet.

Wishing you a blessed Advent time!



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#foto-tunes   #gartenglück    #image-in-ing   #makrotex   #mosaic monday   #my corner of the world   
#saturday’s critters   # t in die neue woche   #the weekend roundup   #tuesday’s treasures
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10 joulukuuta 2019

Congratulatons Sanna Marin & Co!


We had a short government crisis. Prime minister Antti Rinne / Social Democratic Party 
had to resign. The new prime minister of the new government is Sanna Marin, 34 
- the youngest ever prime minister in Finland and third female prime minister in our history.
International press is talking about her allover. 


FIVE parties build the Finnish Government at the moment. The four other female party leaders in the coalition are 
  • Li Anderson, 32 / the Left Alliance
  • Maria Ohisalo, 34 / the Green League
  • Katri Kulmuni, 32 / the Centre Party 
  • Anna-Maja Henriksson, 55 / the Swedish People’s Party

Congratulations to all these wise ladies in politics!
This is really a historical moment.


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#all seasons   #der natur donnerstag   #digitalart dienstag   #fokus auf schwarz/weiss 
#foto-tunes   #gartenglück    #image-in-ing   #makrotex   #mosaic monday   #my corner of the world   
#saturday’s critters   # t in die neue woche   #the weekend roundup   #tuesday’s treasures
#uudet värikollaasit   #wandering camera   #willy-nilly   #watw 

09 joulukuuta 2019

Memories from Florence



Florence is full of treasures in every corner.  I’ll share today some photos of the Piazza della Signoria. I was staying very near to this popular square where the crowds of tourists gathered every day. 

There is the Fountain of Neptune in front of the Palazzo Vecchio. Made of marble and bronze, the fountain was commissioned in 1565 and designed by Baccio Bandinelli. It is the work of the sculptor Bartolomeo Ammannati with some elements created by collaborators. For example, the bronze sea-horses are the work of Giovanni da Bologna, often called Giambologna.










I took plenty of photos during my stay in Florence. The photos of these collages are not 
from Piazza della Signoria - I have to say that I don’t remember at all where I took them :))
These blue focus are for Christa's Fokus auf Schwarz / Weiss.


FINALLY SOMETHING FINNISH TOO: Ida Elina & Finnish Kantele-pop
A kantele is a traditional Finnish and Karelian plucked string instrument
belonging to the south east Balticbox zither family.
With search 'Ida Elina’ you can find more videos - she is exepcionally talented musician.



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#all seasons   #der natur donnerstag   #digitalart dienstag   #fokus auf schwarz/weiss 
#foto-tunes   #gartenglück    #image-in-ing   #makrotex   #mosaic monday   #my corner of the world   
#saturday’s critters   # t in die neue woche   #the weekend roundup   #tuesday’s treasures
#uudet värikollaasit   #wandering camera   #willy-nilly   #watw