Thursday, September 22, 2016

Quiet living and pink hydrangea

In early September I made the decision to simplify my life as much as I can. I think I wouldn't have succeed without the horrific flu that actually forced me. It's never fun being sick but this time it thought me quite a lot. I've said no to everything, I've left most of the social stuff and stopped doing a crazy amount of things. I'm choosing carefully where to place my energy. Instead of rushing, I take a breath and slow down. Still not living the actual slow life nor meditate... but at least I had the time to shoot my pink hydrangea.

"The answers you seek
never come when the
mind is busy, they come
when the mind is still"

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Friday, September 16, 2016

Goodbye Summer

Few days ago I picked the last flowers of the season. They were so beautiful and putting them in a pot delighted me as much as the first flowers in Spring. But today was a cold day. We need to start heating and I might have to give up on cardigans and change them into a decent jacket.
So with these pictures I'm saying goodbye to Summer... fulfilled and gratefully!

If you're brave
enough to say
goodbye, life will
rewards you with a
new hello
-paulo coehlo

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Sunday, September 11, 2016


This is a quick hello between all the hustle. September starts with a decent flu in addition to all the work, school and hobbies. Our little one turned seven years, oh my! Time is flying with increasing pace...  I'm trying to find my balance and peace by pausing for a moment here and there. Just to take a deep breath, long shower, a big hug or a slow walk. Just pressing the shutter in a tiny moment of stillness.

I'm all behind with answering your comments and making visits! I'm hoping to get there as soon as I find time :)

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Thursday, September 1, 2016

A month in photos {August 2016}

August has always been a bit confusing for me... no more quite Summer not yet quite Autumn.
This year was no exception. I was already back at work, schools started in the middle and the weather's been on and off beautiful and dreadful. I've never liked things halfway and that what makes August so hard for me! I had this feeling that I haven't been doing much this month but once again looking back with my pictures made me see how special this month was. And it feels good to get to share it with you :) So I wish you all a very happy final fling with Summer and hope you're all ready to share your August with me!

August favorite...

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Sunday, August 28, 2016


Oh my I've been busy! August almost gone... girls in school, work is fine... days seem so short when there is so much to do. I got my much needed break this weekend. Sunny days and apple picking. Slow mornings and a bicycle trip to a field of daisies. Just perfect!

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Thursday, August 18, 2016

Annual Sunflowers

Middle August and those big fat beautiful sunflowers are open. We hit the field briefly, on a very sunny and windy day. Not at all ideal for photo session. I might try again one day but I'm sharing a couple of snaps here anyway!

Take a look of  2015 session or 2014 session if you wish :)

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Friday, August 12, 2016


Blooming hydrangea. Beautiful in it's white but I can't wait it to turn brown and even more beautiful in my opinion. August days are slowly passing by while we are busy in everyday routines. School started as we speak and autumn is already knocking on the door. Love the way everything is at the very moment. Happy weekend everyone!!

Sunday, August 7, 2016


The first apples are ready. One foot in summer. One foot in autumn. I can't help it - I'm already hearing whispers of autumn. Kids are back to school next week and it's so exciting again to have a first-grader in the house! I'm starting a new job, we are renovating our house and then there are all the dance and sport classes starting etc. etc. And it's time to harvest. Jam, juice, pies, dried and fresh ones. Busy times. New beginnings. Ideas and projects. Waiting for the new season already.

Thursday, July 28, 2016

A month in photos {July 2016}

Holiday month almost gone! Three more days left. May it be a beautiful farewell.
July was perfect: travelling, sunshine, mostly glorious weather. Memorable moments together: loads of swimming, just hanging out, eating berries, making good food. And it all culminates Minea turning nine years today. Happy birthday dear!

July favorite. The nine years old.

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Sunday, July 24, 2016

Somewhere in Finland

Hello you all! Sorry for the silence; we've been so busy enjoying the summer and holiday. I've got one more week and then I'm back to work... We spent ten days in beautiful Budapest spending most of the time bathing and every second picture has kids in their bikinis... I still have to go through the photos and see if there is something to share. But here is some random pictures from Finnish Summer. And in just few days it's time put up a month in photos!