11 heinäkuuta 2017

Floral Bliss #29

At first I want to thank you for your visits and lovely comments ❤︎
I am a bit late in return visiting but try to catch up.
There has been a few busy days.

Last Thursday I participated in Poetry Walking in the centre of Helsinki.
It was a celebration day of summer and the poet Eino Leino.
We were a bit over 20 persons who honored four poet statues and read poems. I enjoyed.

Larin Paraske (1833-1904) was an Ingrian oral poet. She interpreted poems of our
national epic Kalevala that was  first published in 1835. SHE is very male looking, also in photos.

Then from Saturday to Sunday I took part in Summer Reading Marathon.
The aim of these marathons is to read as much as possible in 24 hours.
This time 35 book bloggers participated. Fun but exhausting. I read only a bit over 400 pages,
some read over 1000. My choice for the marathon was this interesting nonfiction book
Sarah Bernhardt

Then there is tennis at Wimbledon going on. Last night I watched a thrilling five set match
Rafael Nadal vs Gilles Müller. Müller won finally. 
But I guess return to my normal daily routine is about to happen. I'll soon come for a visit!

Rosa rugosa 'Schneekoppe' or 'Snow Pavement' 

Schneekoppe is my favourite: Vigorous, wonderful color and blooms abundantly.

In the garden there is a lot going on too. So many flowers have opened in a few days 
that it was hard to choose which to share. I decided on whites and very pale pinks.

Polemonium caeruleum - Lehtosinilatva

Achillea ptarmica - Koreakärsämö

Aruncus aethusifolius - Pikkutöyhtöangervo

Gillenia trifoliata with Delphinium - Pikkutöyhtöangervo
Gillenia is beautiful & delicate, but very challenging to photograph. I have 2 large plants.

Astrantia major - Isotähtiputki

Campanula latifolia - Ukonkello
Helsinki time

Please join & share your photos with us!

Aurinkoisia päiviä! - Wishing you sunny days!

Wednesday around the World

30 kommenttia:

  1. Wonderful flowers, Riitta! They are so beautiful! And your Poetry Walk must have been great too!
    Thank you for lovely pictures!
    Happy week to you,
    Love and hugs, Claudia xo

  2. Hello, dear Riitta - your flowers photos are so amazing - so many beautiful and unusual flowers! Your poetry walk sounds wonderful and reading 400 pages in one night is quite an accomplishment! I hope you enjoy the rest of your week at this very sweet time of year! Hugs xo Karen

  3. Vastaukset
    1. Claudia, Karen & Carol - wishing you a lovely day. Thanks <3

  4. Beautiful photo series!

  5. Great photos, Riitta , thank you for sharing .

  6. Hello Dear Riitta, gosh you have been busy. Thank you for sharing so many of your beautiful blooms with us. I always look forward to seeing what you have growing in your gorgeous garden. Have a relaxing Wednesday with hugs from us :)

    1. I was exhausted Prunella, but life wins :)

  7. Big and small flowers, they are all beautiful!

  8. Wonderful photos and interesting events. Unfortunately the books of Helen Rappaport aren't aivable in German (have searched). In my Top20 of books are the autibiographical nouvels of Konstantin Paustovsky, about the revolution time too.
    And this book describes the time more from the cultural sight

    1. Thank you Mascha for the tip. I'll see if I can find Paustovsky in English. I was so thrilled with Rappaport that I'm going to read her book: Jekaterinburg - The last days of the Romanovs.

    2. Mascha,
      I found many Paustovski's books in Finnish. Can you tell which one you prefer? That book in your Amazon link is available in English in our library, so am going to read it!

    3. Well, I reserved the first part of Povest o zizn :)

  9. Beauty of summer in all aspects; lyricism and fragility of blossoms... For sure, it was a very pleasant poetry reunion!
    Greetings, once again! Alexa

    1. Greetings - enjoy life Alexa!

    2. I stopped to add that's important and wonderful the passion for literature and art, as well; I agree that to read about various artists and their artworks is a delight for soul!
      You know, I think that I already told you before that I've found a book called "Scandinavian Spring" ("Primăvara scandinavă" by Al. Căprariu edited in 1980) and it has three chapters about Finland, Laponia and Sweden. And there were included lyrics and that's how I discovered the poems of Edith Sodergran, Her works/ lyrism, it is said in this book, had influenced one of our simbolist poets. So, I think that I discovered thanks to this book, the poetry Finland-Swedish modernism of one of your important poets.
      Thank you for these impressions/considerations shared over importance of literature&art and I wish you a lovely inspired evening to you!

    3. Your comment made me so glad Alexa <3 Yes, I remember you quoting Edith Södergran. She is one of the greatest. For you and everybody who likes poetry, here is a link to her poems translated into English. There is very loud advertisement that disturbs, sorry. But the poems are beautiful.

  10. Beautyful shots of your flowers! Thank you for sharing.

    1. Thank you Christiane - wishing you lovely summer days!

  11. Tienes unas flores preciosas. Muy bonitos esos días de lectura. Besitos.

  12. Dearest ritta K; Oh, enjoyable events you participated; For me, miraculous to read such many pages in 24 hours and wonderful to hear there were many participants♪ My husband looked sad to watch Japanese (popular player) Nishikori lost the game at Wimbledon :-)
    Such beautiful flowers you shared for us; 'Snow Pavement' is Gorgeous and 'Astrantia major'impresed me with pretty flowering♡♡♡
    Thank you SO much for your sweet visits and hosting. Have a WONDERFUL rest of the week.
    Sending Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan to my Dear friend, xoxo Miyako*

    1. I love Nishikori too, he is so sympathetic. But tennis is a tough game at the top! I enjoy to watch, played myself at hobby level when younger. Wishing you too nice summer days dear Miyako <3

  13. Liebe Riitta,
    das sind so herrliche Bilder von einem ganz unglaublichen Blütenreigen!!! Wunderbar!!!
    Die Rosa rugosa "Schneekoppe" kannte ich bislang noch gar nicht! Ist das eine neue Züchtung? Und duftet sie genauso wundervoll wie ihr bekannten "Schwestern"?
    Alles Liebe

    1. Liebe Heidi,

      Here is a German link telling you more about Schneekoppe. It is from 1985 and the fragrance is light, not strong. In my garden it is no ground cover, but very vigorous and blooms best of my roses. Height about 1.50. I have bought 2 bushes but added it from root sprouts. I gladly recommend!

      On the same site there is also Zwerg - so lovely and Rotes Meer - very well blooming too. The soil in my garden is dry and sandy, that's why I have to choose these strong roses.

      Best regards, riitta

  14. Lovely captures. You had busy week in good way :) Thank you for hosting.

  15. Ooh, Reading Marathon, this is exciting and interesting! It was was an exciting week, riitta.
    I like the rose 'Schneekoppe' very much.
    Have a nice week.


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