18 huhtikuuta 2021

16 huhtikuuta 2021

Friday Bliss #135 - On the Verge of Burst


It is a bit warmer now, around 10 - 12  - 15 C but sunny. Nothing much is sprouting yet,
only crocuses are blooming, but hares like to eat them up! I have been working daily in the garden.
As our small woods is gone now I have planted 10 Thuja Brabants here and there to give 
wind shelter - hard work! A few shots I took while visiting the garden  center.
It feels lovely to plan the terrace decoration and container plantings for the summer.
My first garden bouquet of the season with crocuses in mini size.



This Welcome basket would be nice...


I need new balcony boxes for the terrace. Would like to find ones 
that are plastic but look like willow.


I like small flowered pansies the best and in blue tones.
Container plantings will be done later, at the moment it is too early.


I would not buy a big lion statue, but a huge urn or huge pot might be nice!




Once more this handsome goshawk that I saw this week.


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14 huhtikuuta 2021

A Rare Visitor


The other day I was sitting in our living room reading.
Suddenly I noticed this goshawk sitting on the bannister of the trellis.
It sat there for a long while turning its head. When I tried to move closer,
it flew away. The photos are not that excellent taken through the window,
but still the best taken by me of a goshawk!





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11 huhtikuuta 2021

Flag Colors of Yukon




Flag Colors of Yukon, a province  / territory of Canada.
Aino has still one more flag to go, after that the theme will change.

Yellow Mix


Yellow spring bloomers are still dormant, so a few photos from my archives.
I plant tete-a-tete daffodils every spring to a couple of containers.
The daffodils planted at Easter are still in tight bud, because it has been so cold.







Looking forward to the burst of color!

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09 huhtikuuta 2021

Friday Bliss #134 - Warm and Cozy Inside



The week has been chilly with wind, rain and wet snow. For Friday the weather forecast
promises strong storm. I have spent my time mainly inside reading and Sissi sleeping.
This is one of her hiding places where she can sleap peacefully.


During Easter I read this fantastic biography of Elin Danielson-Gambogi (1861-1919)
written by Salla Leponiemi. I’ll leave here the link, in case you want to read,
there is Google translator. Elin lived in a time when it was extremely difficult for a female
artist to get the deserved acknowledgement.


This excellent portrait of her friend Hilma was harshly critizised by Finnish art critics
but gained the bronce medal the next year in Paris world fair 1889.


While married to Italian painter Raffaello Gambogi her husband had a short love affair 
with Elin’s good Finnish friend. The red, post-marital crisis self-portrait from 1903
is described in the book in this way: 

The small but intense self-portrait continues the tradition of Renaissance: 
a tightly cropped bust, a focused gaze and clenched lips. The connection to history is reinforced 
by the red velvet of the dress, a privilege allowed to an authoritative man in Italy 
during the Renaissance. At the same time, the image introduces a modern, unbreakable woman 
looking at the viewer from above. She can't be broken down. 
Elin's eyes look tired, the nights without sleep have drawn traces around them, 
but the gaze speaks of mental strength and vitality.


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04 huhtikuuta 2021

Colors of the Vatican Flag


My photos are not from Vatican nor Rome, but from Florence in 2019.
I saw Botticelli’s Spring, Convent of San Marco, Ponte Vecchio and a lot more ❤︎


Colors of the Vatican Flag

Early April Thoughts




It is not yet warm, only 7C but the sun is shining. There are still some snow piles left, 
but I have been raking in the garden and cut some broken branches cracked by the heavy 
snow burden. Not much raking left, because I was working hard in the autumn. 
Callunas were replaced with tete-a-tete daffodils, they’ll bloom for a long time outdoors.



I noticed that crocuses will bloom in a few days. So far blooming
only a few snowdrops and my purple Helleborus that is in poor condition.



I told you in some post that there is a construction going on opposite our house.
A small woods was cut down and now they are on the groundwork.
When looking at the sandy and rocky moraine, I am surprised that we have a green garden!
Of course we have transported lots and lots of good soil to the property, but still.



Anyway, I am so happy that the spring is finally arriving in Finland too
and being outdoors in the garden is a real pleasure!


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02 huhtikuuta 2021

Friday Bliss #133 - Happy Easter!


I thought to skip yellow today - so I have a tulip mix with lilac feathers
and Easter grass with white bunnies. 
The grass has grown vigorously and has had already many cuts.








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