July 31, 2014

Dog and frog

I don't know how this happened.
But I am staring at this kind of views in the mornings...

July 27, 2014

Poor garden plot

I am not a passionate gardener.
I love my garden, and seeing the miracle of growing,
but if the weather is bad,
I won't work there.
Not in rain,
and not in the heat like we have had last week and half.
So, my garden plot is in quite bad shape.
But is is growing!

July 26, 2014

My Martian

My younger daughter had a great hurry into this world.
The hurry scared her, too, so she was all green.
We call her Martian.

What else she could be?

July 22, 2014

Just an other normal day

We have got heat.
And it is promised to go on over the weekend.
Otherwise it has been just normal daily life.

After coming home from work
quick dinner.
Then I have washed rugs:

July 21, 2014

Cherry liqueur and Mini-Cherries

Our older cherry-tree go bugs few years ago,
and died.
It was sad,
because it bloomed nice,
and was beautiful,
when it was full of cherries.
Not for us, though:
if I wasn't fast enough,
thrushes ate them all...

July 18, 2014

Making Milfoil oil

Milfoil (Achillea millefolium) is one of my favorite plants.

Not because it's smell.
Or it's propensity to spread.
Or it's flowering either.
But it's skill to heal the skin.

July 15, 2014

Time to smell the roses...

It has been hot.
The lucky ones are on holiday.
Well, I am not.
I have got guests.
Casanova - or as we call him, just Nova:

July 13, 2014

By the sea shore

We made a quick trip to the sea shore yesterday evening.
I needed to smell the salt.
We drove to Kaivopuisto,
which is one of the most beautiful parks by Helsinki sea shore.

July 12, 2014

July 9, 2014

House full of peonies

Last days has been warm.
Lovely, lovely warm.
I have filled living room with peonies.
When I sit on couch in the evening,
I can see and smell them.

On my right:

on my left:

and front of window:

This year blooming has been 
so unbelievable rich.

During I have been just hanging around the garden,
hubby has been busy.

I just love summertime!

July 7, 2014

Surface drain

During repairing exterior cladding
my hubby decided there have to be 
surface drain beside the wall, too.

So he dug side of the wall open.
And we had a drain project.
Which was put on hang for a while.
Gladly not until fall.

July 6, 2014


Going fishing is not so simple.
At least at our house.

First has to decide if wants to go by the sea or by the lake.
As we fish with hook and line with worms,
there are not so many limitation of places
- well, it is not allowed by the Kerava river banks close to us...

photo: http://www.domnik.net
My favorite island front of Helsinki.
There we used to fish when I was a child. 
No own boat and connection ferries will stop at 9 p.m.
So no.

July 5, 2014

Wandering around

What can you do,
when dentist tells you after taking off your wisdom tooth,
you are not allowed to do anything,
you have planned during weekend?
No washing carpets.
No carrying sea-sand to slope.
No digging.
No cleaning (wo-hoo!).

I have just wandered around.

Sarah Bernard

My hubby will take me fishing later in the night.
Sitting with hook and line is peaceful enough.
I think.

July 2, 2014

It is shining!

During last weeks it has rained.
Boy, it really have rained.
And been cold.
But today
- today when I came home,
the sun was shining!
And my peonies are blooming!