Years ago I arranged a plant / seedling exhange happening in my garden. One of the guests, a clematis enthusiast Timo, donated me a tiny clematis seedling. It has proved to be enourmously vigorous and strong. It is a seedling of Clematis Constanceand is pretty pink and flowers abundantly. It
grows up till 7 meters along the ladders of our house. The only disadvantage is that its branches get very messy and I cut the plant down
very often but there she is again - reaching the sky.... Clematis on the Web says it is semi-double, but
mine is not. It is not a pure variety and must have been
cross-pollinated with some other variety. Allthough messy, beautiful she is!
It is so cold and windy & rainy! I’ll take a warm blanket and put my woollen socks on.
Reading is the best today - I do wish that June brings summer temperatures!
We have had cold nights and cold rainy days. My garden is lush & green like never before.
Another bright side of rain is that weeding has been easy. Damned goutweed!!!
It seems that my lilacs don’t bloom this year as abundantly as usual. They must have suffered
from the draught of last summer. But beautiful they are, with their lovely scent.
I have been out working in the garden as much as possible, watched ATP tennis
from Roland Garros, Paris and read Outline by Rachel Cusk. The 1st part of the trilogy
was a bit embarrassing, waiting for Transit in the library queue...
Some views from my May garden.
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Wishing you a good start to June! - Ihanaa kesäkuuta ja viikonloppua!
Runsas viikko sitten luumut ja kirsikat olivat parhaimmillaan, nyt muisto vain.
Mutta uusia valkoisia tulee koko ajan: pihlajat, idänvirpiangervo, syreeni ja omppukin.
When some whites wither, others take their turn!
My international blog friends might be interested how Finland celebrated The World Championship in Ice Hockey. This was our third WC and the celebration went on in Kaisaniemi park in Helsinki. There was a huge mass of people, more than 40 000! Also President Sauli Niinistö was present and very proud of the team. The over 200 cm tall captain Marko Anttila was the hero.
My photos are from Ilta-Sanomat. Please look at the link with 40 photos of ice hockey fans celebrating.
Early summer is mostly green in my garden. Perennials are not yet ready to bloom... Flowering trees are blooming in white and ground covers in pastel tones. But the general view is that of different shades of greens.
My trees of Prunus domestica ’Sinikka’ bloomed this spring like never before.
I got them at a plant exchange happening years ago. My trees are thin due to poor soil
and they are very high, not an easy task to photograph... Morning sun gives a bit yellowish tone,
but the blooms were pure white and they were a pretty sight against the clear blue sky.
But all this beauty lasted only for a few days due to hot & sunny weather.
Theres a poem in every flower,
a sonnet in every tree,
a tale in every lifetime
its just for you to see...
just listen for the music
that your ears cannot hear,
just strain yourself for the melody
thats so far and yet so near
- Arti Chopra
Spare a still moment
Every once in a while.
Take in the beauty around.
Take it in with a smile.
- A. T. Alabi
Nature's first green is gold,
Her hardest hue to hold.
Her early leaf's a flower;
But only so an hour.
Then leaf subsides to leaf.
So Eden sank to grief,
So dawn goes down to day.
Nothing gold can stay.
- Robert Frost
PARADISE When I met you it was the most beautiful evening The birds sang and the moon in the sky was glistening You said let's go to the country, to our countryside I was thinking, now this thing will work out
When we got there the flowers were blooming, smelling The sea foamed like beer foams Instantly went to the beach, took off our excess clothes The atmosphere was so intoxicating
Oh if I could give you the most beautiful This huge world of mine But I won't do that A brief moment should be enough When I get to be by your side like this
We wrapped our bodies together, sand stuck to our toes When we sunk into the intense rhythm of the sea I guess you joked a bit, straight from mouth to mouth This is what the grown-ups whisper about ❤︎
This is an iconing song from 1974 by the Finnish Rauli Badding Somerjoki (1947-1984) He was not a handsome man, was very shy - but oh so talented!
And of course the whole Finland is excited about
our World Championship in Icehockey! Congratulations!