July in Finland.

pimeä ranta
Rainy, cold days, temperature 15°C, 59°F. Clouds are sailing very slow, and if they sail away in the evening, we will have a night frost alert. In July Finland is “closed”, it means almost everybody is on summer vacation. No sun burns in this weather.

HELP!

I changed my blog address.

It was photofinland.wordpress.com.

I wanted to change it, because here in Finland is so many photofinland blogs.

The new address is

photofinlandrantasalot.wordpress.com

Now the old address is closed and the new one doesn’t work, I have tried about thousand times.

I paid 13 euros to get the old address linked to the new one, it doesn’t work.

Could you, please, try the new address and tell me what happens.

Kristiina

 

Spring Under the Old Oak.

A huge old oak is like a sacred place in our yard. We don´t touch the ground at all and all plants are welcome to blossom there. These photos are taken today 26.4.2019.

IMG_9935 Tähtililjat
Tiny lilies,(Scilla siberica), idänsinililja in Finnish.
IMG_9939 Valkovuokot
Wood anemones. Valkovuokkoja.
IMG_9942 Sinivuokot
Common hepaticas. Sinivuokkoja.
IMG_9945 Kevätlinnunsilmä
I could´t find an English name for these tiny, yellow stars. (Gagea) Käenrieskoja.
IMG_9938 Narsissi
A daffodil. Narsissi.

Migratory birds are arriving!

Every day big groups of birds are arriving, in some fields even thousands of swans and geese eating and resting before flying to their nest places.

IMG_9844 Telkkä
Common goldeneye, Bucephala clangcula, telkkä.
IMG_9847 Kyhmyjoutsen
Mute swan couple, Cygnus olor. Kyhmyjoutsen.
IMG_9862 Joutsenet pellolla
Whooper swans, Cygnus cygnus, laulujoutsen. I counted up 120 and there  were more.
IMG_9867 Joutsenet syövat
Eating.
IMG_9871 Joutsen joukko
And eating.
IMG_9872 Joutsenet liki
And eating.

Three swans were flying to the lake.

So we drove to the lake, where is some free water, but they were not there. To see swans arriving is a great moment, the whooper swan is our national bird and the first signs of spring. We have had now sunny days, after a long gray season, snow is melting, and the weather is warmer, today +6C/ 42F. Now we are waiting to see cranes on the sky. The spring is here always like an explosion, everything happens fast, in some weeks winter is gone, birds are making nests and the first crocuses stick their heads towards the sun.

IMG_9792 Koivut Usvatie
Birches.
IMG_9801 Luhtatie
Still snow.
IMG_9786 Sininen taivas
The sky is so blue.