24 kesäkuuta 2022

Friday Bliss #197 - Midsummer Mix



It's summer, it's Midsummer and the gorgeous Nordic night.
Happiness and joy in people’s minds, because of
this fascinating magic of nightless night.

The Summer Solstice occured this year on Tuesday, the 21st of June. But today we celebrate in Finland Midsummer’s Eve and the nightless nightIn Lapland the sun does not set at all from June 15 till July 1. In Helsinki region the sun sets for only about 4 hours - so the night is short also here!

This Midsummer we are going to have splendid weather - up till 30 C and sunshine. It feels wonderful, as awckward it may seem the Midsummer weather is often cool and rainy in Finland. I’ll have family members visiting and we’ll have dinner on the terrace.

The whole week has been gorgeous, warm and sunny. Many perennials and rose shrubs are in bloom and I have done this and that in the garden. My Midsummer bouquet was made with peonies, aquilegias, hemerocallis etc.
  





Green was the silence, wet was the light, the month of June trembled like a butterfly.
- Pablo Neruda

Summertime is always the best of what might be.
- Charles Bowden









Wishing you a wonderful Midsummer weekend!

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43 kommenttia:

  1. Guten Morgen Riita,
    was für schöne Bilder und jaaa, das Wetter ist grandios. Manche Menschen meckern ja schon wieder, aber die meckern eh imnmer und bewegen sich nicht gerne. Aer die kennen wir ja inzwischen.
    Lach!
    Geregnet hat es hier auch ordentlich und das tut der Natur auch gut.
    Ich wünsche dir ein wunderschönes Wochenende und sende liebe Grüße.

    Eva, die ab 1. Juli für das Klima radelt.

    VastaaPoista
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    1. Huch Riita,
      was ist denn mit meinem Kommentar passiert?
      Da ist ja alles durcheinander.
      Lieben Gruß Eva

      Poista
    2. That’s a great thing - to bike for the climate. My daughter-in-law cycled last summer for a welfare project in the Team Rynkeby. They cycled in Finland about 700 km. Enjoy, you are so fit that you’ll have no problems. Hugs.

      Poista
  2. Your garden looks amazing, Riitta! Enjoy!

    -Soma

    VastaaPoista
  3. That is a lovely bouquet. I have never seen that blue flowers. Pretty summer colours.

    VastaaPoista
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    1. Meconopsis betonicifolia is really unique. Hugs.

      Poista
  4. Dear Riitta
    What a wonderful bouquet! - Have a happy midsummer weekend and hugs
    Eda

    VastaaPoista
  5. Like a paradies...so pretty and wonderful at you place. Over here we are having the Noche de San Juan Fiestas all over the Island and nearby a Fire on the Playa, together with live bands. I like the tradition.

    Wishing you a wonderful weekend, and hopefully today my comment will stay .
    Greetings

    Nova

    VastaaPoista
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    1. We have a tradition also of bonfires on the shores of the lakes. But now it is so dry that to make an open fire is prohibited in most Southern Finland. But fiestas will of course be celebrated. Enjoy your San Juan Nova!

      Poista
  6. Wundervolle Auswahl an herrlichen Sommerblumen hast du gesammelt liebe Riitta.
    Eine Blüte ist schöner als die andere, ein Traum.
    Liebe Grüße
    Jutta

    VastaaPoista
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    1. Thank you Jutta. The summer is a woman’s best time!

      Poista
  7. I had experienced extra long days when I was in Ireland, but nightless night seems to be so much more fascinating. Exquisite flowers and arrangement as always.

    VastaaPoista
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    1. Thank you Shiju. For foreigners the Finnish light summer nights are odd. Even to me. I once had a week’s business course in Lapland and it felt strange when the sun was shining at midnight!

      Poista
  8. Dear Riitta, what a wonderful bouquet! I have never seen that blue flowers, such pretty summer colours.
    Have a happy midsummer weekend! Happy Summer Solstice. Hugs, Nicole

    VastaaPoista
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    1. I am glad you liked my bouquet & flowers. Enjoy the wonderful summer weekend you, too.

      Poista
  9. Wonderful is your Bouquet Riitta. I wish you and your family a nice midsummer weekend. We're going to celebrate a little Juhannus here too, unfortunately the summer house and the lake are missing.
    Hyvää Juhannusta
    Kirsi

    VastaaPoista
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    1. I don’t have summer house or lake either, but beautiful peaceful garden. And earlier we spent some time on the beautiful Helsinki shores. Hyvää juhannusta to you!

      Poista
  10. Dearest Riita,
    your garden impressions are fantastic! I'm happy for you that you have nice and dry weather for your Finland Midsummer's Eve celebration. I will never forget the bright nights in Finland and I hope that at least once in my life I will come to Scandinavia with my husband for midsummer.
    All the best and have a nice weekend,
    Traude
    https://rostrose.blogspot.com/2022/06/hochbetrieb-im-lavendel-und-andere-juni.html

    VastaaPoista
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    1. The Nordic Midsummer is quite an experience. Hope you’ll be able to revisit! Wishing wonderful summer weekend, hugs.

      Poista
  11. Your garden looks amazing, the bouquet is gorgeous too. Happy Summer days to you and your family.

    VastaaPoista
  12. ...summer delights!

    VastaaPoista
  13. Wundervolle Gartenimpressionen! Und ein farblich delikater Mittsommernachtsstrauß!
    Genieße die helle Zeit!
    Herzlich
    Astrid

    VastaaPoista
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    1. Vielen Dank liebe Astrid. Alles gut und ein schönes Wochenende.

      Poista
  14. your photos are superb! What is that intense blue one? I think I should paint it!
    LeeAnna

    VastaaPoista
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    1. It is Meconopsis betonicifolia, unique blue shade. I would love to see your paint8ng of it!

      Poista
  15. Hyvää Juhannusta sinullekin! 🌷🌼🌸🍀

    VastaaPoista
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    1. Tämä on taivaallista, sää hellii 💛 Such heavenly weather!

      Poista
  16. What a feast in your garden Riitta - love the white peonies and the stunning blue flowers! Always wondered if people are able to fall asleep when the sun does not set? How about you - do you fall sleep? Emille

    VastaaPoista
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    1. Many people need extra darkening curtains in their bedroom. I have also darkish curtains, fall asleep well, but often wake up when the sun rises - and that is early. Of course most people get used to sleep in the light.

      Poista
  17. That is just a gorgeous post! Revel in those smells and colours! I like the Summertime quote - though our rained constantly this year so it was not the best of what might be at all!! But the last two weeks of this winter have felt pretty glorious!

    VastaaPoista
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    1. Thank you Lydia. Fantastic weather continues for the whole next week. We Nordic people are in heaven! Hugs.

      Poista
  18. Beautiful thoughts and images! Have a good weekend.

    VastaaPoista
  19. It's so wonderful... and the delicious strawberries... I love.
    best regards Viola

    VastaaPoista
  20. What a lovely post with beautiful pictures!
    Best wishes from Titti

    VastaaPoista
  21. your article amazing

    ittelkom jakarta

    VastaaPoista

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