25 tammikuuta 2019

Friday Bliss #20 - My Winter Week


The beginning of this week was extremely cold, yet so beautiful. On Tuesday there was a long time record - 33 C in Vihti, a community in southern Finland. Around my home the temperatures have stayed above & under -20 C, so I have stayed mainly indoors. Then it got warmer with heavy snow fall. Exactly a year ago I asked: Is it possible to get buried in the snow? Now my feelings and the views around my home are the same!

As a fun contrast I have watched the Australian Open & some serious sweating in the + 40 C of Melbourne. I don’t have any specific favourite but love the new young names: Frances Tiafoe, Nick Kyrgios, Denis Shapovalov & Stefanos Tsitsipas who got to the semi final. Of course I’m happy with the success of Henri Kontinen & John Peers who got to the final, as well as Lucas Pouille who is half Finnish, half French. But I bet that Nadal meets Djocovic in the Sunday’s final!





My reading this week has been The Three Evangelists of the French Fred Vargas. This is the first of the trilogy, and it seems that two are available in English. I so love the humour of Vargas. Her detective stories with the charming & odd inspector Adamsberg are so, so entertaining - and not too cruel!


January almost gone, the light increases day by day.
In the middle of the freezing northern winter it is a promise of the spring.

Winter is on my head, but eternal spring is in my heart.
- Victor Hugo


Take care, stay warm or cool depending on where you live!
- riitta


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37 kommenttia:

  1. So cold... but sun makes all easier. Our sunshine of this week is gone on wednesday, just we have snowfall too. Enjoy your cozy home, a good book is always the best!
    Send you a little sunshine and e few degrees of heat :)

    VastaaPoista
  2. Koska Kontinen & co pelaavat sen finaalin?

    Kelejä on laidasta laitaan, alkuviikolla todella pakkanen paukkui, lunta on tullut tupaan ja nyt on vaivaiset pari astetta pakkasta. Monipuolista :D

    Leppoisaa viikonloppua!

    VastaaPoista
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    1. Nelinpelin finaali on huomenaamulla klo 6. Katson Eurosportilta, mutta ehkä tulee Yleltä myös. Hienosti ovat ottelut sujuneet heiltä... Viikonloppuja!

      Ps
      Antibiootilla olen, tänään jo vähän terveempi :(

      Poista
  3. Your pictures are very impressive... Have a niche day.

    VastaaPoista
  4. Brrr, cold. We had around -10C yesterday in the morning. It felt nicely, because the sun was wonderful.
    Thank you for hosting.

    VastaaPoista
  5. Jäätävän kaunista on Suomessa nyt!
    Mutta Australian auringon alla on paahtavat paikat juuri nyt.
    Ystäväni asuu Tasmaniassa ja siellä harvemmin varoitellaan suurista maastopaloista, mutta nyt isot luonnonpuistot ovat suuressa vaarassa sielläkin.
    Kaunista viikonloppua sinne pakkasen maahan!

    VastaaPoista
    Vastaukset
    1. Aurinko on saanut hanget ja maiseman loistamaan - taivaallista <3 Minä en pyörtyilemättä selviäisi 40 asteen kuumuudessa! Kaunista viikonloppua Susanna!

      Poista
  6. The weather is getting hotter over here. No rain for the past week. But thankful for the sun to help try our laundry. Have a wonderful weekend!

    VastaaPoista
    Vastaukset
    1. So it goes - freezing cold here and burning hot there :) Wishing you a nice weekend Nancy!

      Poista
  7. Um grande nevão com toda a sua beleza, aproveito para desejar um bom fim-de-semana.

    Andarilhar
    Dedais de Francisco e Idalisa
    O prazer dos livros

    VastaaPoista
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    1. Gracias Francisco - feliz fin de semana.

      Poista
  8. Dearest ritta K; Wow, it is beyond my imagination how you can survive with that cold weather!!! We have only once or twice snow fall here. Waiting to see a bit snow white outside now p;-)
    Although my husband has handicap with his legs, he loves to see sports on TV. Now We are looking forward to seeing how Osaka Maomi fight the match. And we will keep in mind about Lucas Pouille♪
    Take Care and keep warm; Lots of Love and hugs from Japan, Miyako*

    VastaaPoista
    Vastaukset
    1. Oh yes Miyako - Naomi Osaka has played so well that I believe she is going to win! Anyway, I' ll keep my thumbs up for her :) An exciting tennis weekend ahead!

      Poista
  9. It is a cold moment in Italy too...and a bit snowy.
    Happy weekend!

    VastaaPoista
    Vastaukset
    1. Odd & extreme weather here and there... Happy weekend Luisella.

      Poista
  10. So schön, liebe Riitta, kann Winter sein und sooo kalt! Danke für die tollen Fotos.
    Ja, da kann man sich schon nach dem Frühling sehnen. Vor mir auf meinem Tisch steht
    die weiße Narzisse 'Paperwhite'.
    Ein schönes Wochenende und liebe Grüße
    Edith

    VastaaPoista
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    1. So lovely to hear from you Edith 💕 At the moment we have 'only' - 10 C, but next week again nearly - 30 C!

      The paperwhites are so delicate and tender, I have white parrot tulips in bud... Wishing you dear Edith a lovely weekend. Next week it's already February - and that is a great thing!

      Poista
  11. Dear Riitta,
    incredible about minus 20 degrees, we had minus 8 degrees, and that was already very cold. But we have only a little bit snow. And that is really a pity.
    Your pictures are marvelous.
    Have a nice weekend.

    Many greetings
    Wolfgang

    VastaaPoista
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    1. Hi Wolfgang,

      This low temperatures are seldom in the southern Finland. in the north they are common. We are tough people, we Finns :) And we have it so well nowadays. I sometimes wonder how our ancestors could survive in bad small houses without central heating! Thank you for your comment - enjoy your weekend!

      Poista
  12. Riitta, me encanta ver la nieve. Ahora mismo en el pueblo hace un sol esplendido con algo de brisa, se esperan 16 grados positivos. Besitos.

    VastaaPoista
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    1. 16 grados sonre zero ! Los tendramos en April-Mayo!

      Poista
    2. Se me olvido, el tenis me encanta y Nadal mi favorito.

      Poista
    3. Si - Nadal es muy bueno! Vamos a ver quien gana, el o Djocovic!

      Poista
  13. I love your snowy pictures, Riitta!

    VastaaPoista
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    1. Thank you Sandi - the blue sky makes it!

      Poista
  14. That's very cold! However, I expect your body gets used to such low temperatures. Wonderful photos, Riitta, with those beautiful blue skies. Wishing you a good weekend and thank you for the linkup.

    VastaaPoista
    Vastaukset
    1. That is true Linda. You get used to the heat and cold... But still I don't enjoy when it is over -20 C :))

      Poista
  15. You have such a lovely winter week! I like all the thick snow and the cold of winter. These are days when I most enjoy taking photos.
    Have a great weekend!

    VastaaPoista
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    1. Thank you so much for your visit Charlene!

      Poista
  16. Hi, Riitta.
    Beautiful photos, magnificent scenery.
    Have a good weekend, with good readings and comfortably warm.

    VastaaPoista
  17. The blue sky is so lovely in your photographs.
    … yes, January almost gone, the month has whizzed by so quickly.

    Have a good weekend

    All the best Jan

    VastaaPoista
  18. ...winter beauty at it's finest.

    VastaaPoista
  19. Hi Riitta,
    thank you for wonderful winterphotos! It looks beautiful!
    Have a wonderful weekend,
    Love and hugs, Claudia

    VastaaPoista
  20. Beautiful snow scenes! Thank you for hosting.

    VastaaPoista

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