28 helmikuuta 2017

Floral Bliss #10


It is still early for the Japanese Hanami, but somehow
I got an irresistible desire to look at my White Hanami from last year.
My Hanami is of course fake and very modest:
with one cherry tree, one big apple tree and a few plums you can't expect too much.

But last May they bloomed like never before!
All were so full of blossoms, I was impressed of their beauty.

My one and only apple tree - very old



Cherry - Kirsikka

Prunus sylvatica - Pin Cherry  - Pilvikirsikka

Plum - Luumu

Lilacs were blooming at the same time



Olet sydämellisesti tervetullut mukaan!

Please, come and join - share your Floral Bliss with me and the others!
Simply Anything Living or related to Botanics 
not only flowers but also
* Wild plants & landscapes * Cut flowers, bouquets, dried flowers
* Manipulated photos, mosaics, floral art

Previous Floral Bliss
First Floral Bliss


Joy to your week! - Iloa viikkoonne!


24 helmikuuta 2017

Green weekend



My German blog friend Mascha has this new meme - Color go hope. It's all about the color green. At the moment outside there is no green except conifers. Therefore I searched through my archives some random greenish photos.







Kukkailottelun sietämätön vaikeus


Kissani Sissi syö sisällä kaiken elävän, ei voi mitään.
Halusin kuitenkin ostaa pientä keltaista kevätiloa kotiin, erityisesti mielessä oli kevätesikko.
No, ne olivat kaupassa ohikukkineita, joten päädyin tulilatvaan...

The unbearable difficulty of enjoying flowers!
My cat Sissi eats absolutely everything living green inside the house.
Yet I wanted to buy some spring joy, a yellow primula but they were over bloomed...
I had to content with this kalanchoe...


Esillä on edelleen kookas kynttilälyhty, jouluvaloineen - voi apua!
Sinnepä siis sijoitin tämän kukkasen,
jotta se olisi Sissin pikku hampailta turvassa.

I put the pot in a large lantern that still lies on the living room table...
With Christmas lights - omg!



Siellä tuo peto vaanii! :) Now no way to munch!


In 1,5 years I haven't photographed as little as in February.
Only 4 sessions: color purple, seasoning, Runeberg pastries and this kalanchoe.
I do hope that March inspires me more!


Wishing you a good start to March!

Five on Friday

It's time to sum up 5 things for Amy's Five on Friday!
I noticed that the hostess is changing in March.
So I wish to thank you Amy for having hosted this lovely meme ❤︎
It's a lot of work, so I understand it is time to let others take care.

As to my post, I'm short.


1 Reading
I have read a lot, mostly newly released Finnish books.
But this book of short stories from the 1980s was a true find - I recommend:



2 Literature evening
Recently I attended the 2nd Kirja vieköön! literature evening of this year.


The guest writers on the stage were interesting, including Koko Hubara,
a multiethnic brown girl, writer, journalist and blogger at her 
blog Ruskeat tytöt / Brown Girls.

Me and some other book bloggers


3 Photographing challenges
I participate weekly in some challenges. Here my photos for
Makrotex Challenge 'Seasoning' & Color Collage 'Strong Colors'.

Papaver orientale, Meconopsis cambrica, Alcea rosea 'Nigra'


4 ATP Rio de Janeiro
It is great that I can watch the tournament live on my couch.
Top ten players are not in Rio, but I'm a fan of some,
for e.g. the Ukrainian Alexandr Dolgopoulos.


5 Winter vs Summer
We got a lot, I mean a lot of new snow. I'm waiting for spring, no snow  - no more!
A few days ago I posted a hilarious poem from the famous Finnish poet
Ilpo Tiihonen - Oh heiferiness and humaness.
It might be worthwhile to look at the link, the poem is really great fun!


Wishing you a great weekend!

21 helmikuuta 2017

Floral Bliss #9


This week I'll share some tiny blues from my May 2016 archives.
Last week Sue shared so fantastic bouquets made of her Aussie garden flowers!
I love to bind bouquets too, here is one  - a tiny bouquet from early May. 
Other photos were taken in the garden.
I so wait for spring and summer as do all of you in the northern hemisphere I believe!


Bouquet: Myosotic sylvatica, Tiarella cordifolia and Melica nutans
As greens Stachys byzantina and Convallaria majalis

Omphaloides verna

My little Guardian Angel in the middle of Omphaloides verna

Brunnera macrophylla
Viola odorata
Aquilegia vulgaris



Olet sydämellisesti tervetullut mukaan!

Please, come and join - share your Floral Bliss with me and the others!
Simply Anything Living or related to Botanics 
not only flowers but also
* Wild plants & landscapes * Cut flowers, bouquets, dried flowers
* Manipulated photos, mosaics, floral art

Previous Floral Bliss
First Floral Bliss


Joy to your week! - Iloa viikkoonne!


Please, note!
There is something odd going on with InLinkz links.
The photos don't show on this page, they are on the link-up page.... Why, I don't know...
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And try to figure out what is wrong.

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20 helmikuuta 2017

Mausteita - Seasoning


The Makrotex Challenge this week is SEASONING.
I photographed some, I use quite a lot...
First here is tumeric, it gives so beautiful color to rice or pasta.


I noticed later on that my heap was not so elegant looking :)



Then I have these Ikea jars for different spices. I think the red is Garam masala
I have an Indian cookbook and it is fun to try the recipes.


Makrotex Challenge

Bon Appétit & tasteful cooking!
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