Happy people were having a party last weekend.
We made yesterday our traditional Midsummer Night drive to see the sunset and the sunrise on the west coast.
We started at seven o´clock in the evening. At first we needed gasoline for the car.
The sky was full of heavy clouds, but we wished the wind will blow them away while driving to the west coast. The temperature was only +13°C/ 55°F.
We continued our trip to Kiili, in the town of Kristiinankaupunki, a very famous place to watch the sunset at Midsummer night. We were there about eleven o`clock.
It is midnight.
After seeing the sunset we started the trip back home.
It is a live camera in the fjell Saana in northern Lapland. If it is not working, let me know.
Yötön yö is nightless night in Finnish. The sun is above the horizon till the end of July.
These photos are taken yesterday In Panelia, a village in southwest Finland. A camera does not tell the truth how huge these fields are. Long, long ago this whole area has been under a sea.
This blog has been very quiet almost two weeks. We had some real summer days, then it started to rain. It was good, because it was such a long dry season we had to water our trees and plants, but to take beautiful photos of rain was difficult.
I had also problems to transfer photos from the camera to the computer, I didn´t find any reason why, and today everything worked quite easily.
What was the first surprise? It was and is a cat. We saw in winter a grey cat in our yard when it was more than -20°C/ -4°F cold. We tried to take it inside, but it was very fearful and ran away. We didn´t see it again and we thought that it didn´t survive. When the few summer days came, so came this cat back. It was a tiny cat, just skin and bones. After feeding it stayed in our yard. So we continued to feed her, no more “it” and one day my husband carried her to our sauna, as a quarantine place. She just slept and ate for two weeks and then she started to explore the house.
Kosmo knew that we have a cat in sauna, the girl was spitting and growling there. Then they were allowed to see each others shortly. Kosmo was at first very angry, and I think, jealous, too. Day by day they got more common time, it was hissing and fighting at the beginning, but every day was better, and yesterday I saw Kosmo licking her head.
When we took that girl to our sauna, we decided to let her eat and sleep some days and then we will take her to a shelter. The end of a story: she is still here and her name Pippi, after the wisest cat we have ever had.
The second almost surprise was a postcard from Benji and Ms. Zulu in Florida. This photo of the card is not very sharp, but you see there our two doggie friends. Here is a link to their blog, which is full of adventures https://lifeofbenji.com