14 heinäkuuta 2020

Spiraea - Like Cotton Candy


Makrotex asks for something PINK. I have a few species of Spiraea japonica. 
’Odensala’ has the biggest flowers - they are like cotton candy.
These are modest low shrubs that bloom with the same year’s sprouts.




Lysimachia mummularia grows all over on its own under shrubs.

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12 heinäkuuta 2020

Colors of Elephant Hawk Moth


The Mysterious Affair at Styles / Stylesin tapaus by Agatha Christie
was released in 1920 - so it is the 100th jubileum year of her first detective story.
I just read it and Mr. Hastings and Hercule Poirot were so charming & bright ❤︎



Elephant hawk moth / Horsmakiitäjä / Deilephila elpenor

T in die neue Woche


An old hospital building in the middle of a wonderful park, Helsinki

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11 heinäkuuta 2020

The Weekend Roundup B



Starts with B:
Small flowered traditional Delphinium shines in Blue.
The flowers are small, but this stays upright and needs no support.


Starts with B:
Bouquet of peonies with Sarah Bernhardt from end of June compensates for
the present Bad weather.


Tom’s Choice Black:
Black Lives Matter. I have read The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas a few years ago.
Recently I read Born a Crime by Trevor Noah telling about his childhood
in the shadow of apartheid of South Africa.


This is of course not my photo, but from here: History.com. More signs on the site.

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10 heinäkuuta 2020

A Sunny Day for a Change!


I have been complaining about the July weather in Finland. Today was a gorgeous day, but pouring rain & strong winds returns tomorrow. I have been out in the garden the entire day. One bright side of gardening are the abundant materials for bouquets. I made a joyful mixed bouquet of what was growing here and there.



 

  A simple coffee break with salty biscuits was so needed!



It is Campanula time as you can see. The light was not the best possible but I love
white Campanula latifolia. The blooming could last a bit longer.



Astrantia major


Wishing you a sunny & pleasant weekend!

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Friday Bliss #96 - Visual Art Day



Today we celebrate in Finland The Visual Art Day. It is the birthday of our beloved painter Helene Schjerfbeck (1862-1946). I love her art and have seen her paintings in many museums & exhibitions and read her biography. She is famous of her brutal series of self portraits - HERE my post from the exhibition On my Travels I Found Myself at Ateneum Art Museum last winter.

I have this wonderful book with poems of Edith Södergran (1892-1923), illustrated with Schjerfbeck’s art. Södergran was Swedish-speaking, is highly praised, but died tragically young of tuberculosis. Poem Hunter has on their site  more translated poems. She loved cats. On the photo with Totti.
HIER zwei Gedichte von Södergran auf deutsch.


THE STARS
When night comes
I stand on the steps and listen,
stars swarm in the yard
and I stand in the dark.
Listen, a star fell with a clang!
Don’t go out in the grass with bare feet;
my yard is full of shards.


THE LAND THAT IS NOT
I long for the land that is not,
For all that is, I am weary of wanting.
The moon speaks to me in silvern runes
About the land that is not.
The land where all our wishes become wondrously fulfilled,
The land where all our fetters fall,
The land where we cool our bleeding forehead
In the dew of the moon.
My life was a burning illusion,
But one thing I have found and one thing I have really won - 
The road to the land that is not.
***

Jag längtar till landet som icke är,
ty allting som är, är jag trött att begära.
Månen berättar mig i silverne runor
om landet som icke är.
Landet, där all vår önskan blir underbart upp-
fylld,
landet, där alla våra kedjor falla,
landet, där vi svalka vår sargade panna
i månens dagg.
Mitt liv var en het villa.
Men ett har jag funnit och ett har jag verkligen
vunnit –
vägen till landet som icke är.



Trees in Wind 1918, private collection / Ateneums exhibition Silent Beauty.
 See more paintings by Helene Schjerfbeck at Wikiart.

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08 heinäkuuta 2020

Surprise - No Wind, no Rain!


These first days of July have felt like the summer has been cancelled in Finland. Every day rain & stormy winds. The summer is so important to us, having long cold winters. The joy of gardening was swept by this unbelievable July weather. This morning no wind, no rain - I could not believe my eyes.  Of course it was still very wet after the night rain. Yesterday my arch of parthenocissus fell down, but luckily my husband got it standing again. But the toughest plants still bloom.




The joy of this sunny morning won’t last for long. Tomorrow’s forecast looks like this.
The lyrics of this song comfort me!



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07 heinäkuuta 2020

Peonies in Herttoniemi Manor Park



Herttoniemi Manor has colorful past & has had many lords. One of them was Augustin Ehrensvärd (1710-1772), the designer of the Viapori fortress. He established a brick factory on the manor's property to produce building materials for Viapori's fortifications. Later there was a porcelaine factory in the main building, but it was renovated in 1815 to home use according to the plans of architect Pehr Granstedt.

The park got its present look in 1810s, too. The park is divided into two parts: one part is a Baroque-style garden with flower plantations, the other part is an English style landscape park with ponds, gazebos and wildlife. In the manor’s Baroque-style garden there are a lot big lilac shrubs, of course not in bloom during my visit. Red peonies were on fire in the sun.











These circles of Matteuccia struthiopteris could be used in home gardens, too.
They looked so beautiful.



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05 heinäkuuta 2020

Colors of Common Brimstone





Sitruunaperhonen / Gonepteryx rhamni / Common Brimstone

T in die neue Woche



Herttoniemi Manor in Helsinki is a museum as well, but open only on Sundays.
On a Monday I could not visit the museum, only the gorgeous big manor park.



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