Liebster Award!

Liebster Award

Amy  from Xena and Lucy nominated me for this award,  and she wrote “I learn so much about the wildlife and landscape of Finland with the help of gorgeous photos. And Kosmo the tuxedo cat has a not-so-secret crush on our Lucy dog. She’s flattered.”

Thank you Amy!

Kosmo after seeing Lucy´s photo for the first time.

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Rules to the Liebster Blogger awards:

  1. Thank the blogger who nominated you and give them a big hug give them a link to the blog.
  2. Answer the 11 questions given to you or at least most of them
  3. Share 11 or so facts about yourself
  4. Nominate between 5-11 other bloggers
  5. Ask your nominees 11 or so questions
  6. Notify your nominees once you’ve uploaded your post

Amy´s questions :

1 Why do you blog?

At the beginning, fall 2015, I just thought, people around the world don´t know much of our special country, and our four season, light nights at summer, polar night, kaamos in Finnish, at wintertime. The reason to blog was just to show photos of our country. So I started to write in English everybody could understand. I hadn´t  any idea what will happen! This blog doesn´t have thousands of followers, but I have new friends around the world. One thing is connecting us, love for the nature, and, of course, our pets.

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2 Blue jeans or formal wear? Cake or a health bar? Why?

Blue jeans or formal wear, both, depending where I am. I will eat at first the whole cake and after that I regret eating the whole cake and then I will a health bar.

3 If you could have one (more) animal live with you, what would it be and why?

I would like to give forever home for every animal without home. Because it is a little bit difficult I could have a cat friend for Kosmo, a snow leopard for my husband, and a talking and dancing parrot for me.

4 What do you feel are your greatest talents?

My greatest talents, I don´t have great talents, but I learn very easily languages, and it is also one of my hobbies. I speak Finnish, Swedish and English . I can manage with French and German, I can read and write Russian, the cyrillic alfabet, but my vocabulary is small, Hebrew I speak, but don´t read or write, and I know basics of Spanish, and of Finnish sign language.

5 If you could be any age, what would it be and why?

Difficult to say, when I was young enjoyed being healthy, now when elderly, with decayd body, I have lots of knowledge, experience of life. I would like to unite these both.

6 If there was one thing you could go back and do differently, what would it be?

I would go back to school, back to a university and I would study more than I did.

My questions:

I will use Amy´s questions, because they are great.

1 Why do you blog?

2 Blue jeans or formal wear? Cake or a health bar? Why?

3 If you could have one (more) animal live with you, what would it be and why?

4 What do you feel are your greatest talents?

5 If you could be any age, what would it be and why?

6 If there was one thing you could go back and do differently, what would it be?

 The nominees for Liebster Blogger are:

1 Teddy and his mom Pam from onespoiledcat.wordpress.com

2 Evil Squirrel’s Nest

3 arlingwords

4 Easy Blog

5 tofinophotography.wordpress.com

Thank you, Amy, for this award.

Kristiina

 

 

“Real Neat Blog Award” to our blog!

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Purrseidon nominated our blog for the Real Neat Blog Award.

Thank you, Purrseidon!

What a surprise it was for our tiny blog!

The rules of the Real Neat Blog Award:

1. Put the Award logo on your blog.

2. Answer 7 questions asked by the person who nominated you.

3. Thank the people who nominated you, linking to their blogs.

4. Nominate any number of bloggers you like, linking to their blogs; and asking them seven questions.

5. Let them know you nominated them (by commenting on their blog etc.)

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Purrseidon asked these questions, and Kristiina, Kosmo´s mom, is answering, because she has not told much of herself. Kosmo, in the photo, is helping her.

1. Where do most visits to your blog come from?

The most visits come from the United States of America.

2. What is your favorite sport?

I have never been sporty, but I like to walk in the nature, and I like to watch open air games of our national game, pesäpallo, nest ball.

3. What has been a special moment for you so far in 2020?

This is very difficult to answer, because this virustime has made our lives very silent.

4. What is your favorite quote?

If you believe in miracles, you will see them.

5. What was your favourite class when still at school?

My favourite classes were all the languages we had, Finnish, Swedish, English, German and French. They are very important for us, because Finnish is spoken only in Finland.

6. Is there anything you wished you’d learned earlier?

To take photos. When I was a child cameras were not very common, and they were difficult to use, so I started seriously taking photos after buying my first digital camera.

7. What musical instrument have you tried to play?

I have tried many instruments, but a piano is the only one I can play, with one finger.

Now I nominate the following blogs: ( if you don´t want to answer, it´s ok)

My nominees:

The Canadian cats

Xena and Lucy

The Oceanside Animals

cat9984

Tails Around the Ranch

photographyofnia

and anyone else, whos wants to answer these question, some of them are the same Purrseidon asked us, because they were great quetions.

The questions:

1. When you started blog and why?

2.  What is your favourite quote?

3. Have you ever seen snow?

4. What is your favourite bird?

5. Are you musical, are you singing or playing any instrument?

6. What is your favourite hobby, after blogging?

7. Do you live in a city or in rural areas?

Thank you, Purrseidon once more for this award.

Kristiina

 

 

 

The Liebster Award.

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Our blog, Photofinland, was nominated by Jeanne Foguth, Jeanne Foguth´s Blog, for the Liebster Award.

Thank you, Jeanne, this nomination is a great honour to us.

These are rules to follow:

1. Thank the person what nominated you.

2. Answer 11 questions.

3. Compose 11 questions.

4. Nominate and notify new blogs.

5. Post the Award Badge and Rules.

These are the questions:

Do you have interests that keep you busy, but that you don’t blog about?

Yes, many.

2. Be Honest: Do you read long posts from beginning to end? Or do you quickly skim through the post, scroll to the end and hit the Like button?

I never hit the Like button, if I don´t like. The long posts I read when I have time.

3. Do you prefer to read the book or watch the movie?

I prefer to read books, no movie is better than my imagination.

4. When making decisions, do you go by gut feeling or reason?

Difficult to answer, by reason mostly.

5. Do you still send hand-written letters or cards, or do you send emails and whatsapp?

I do both, I like to send hand-written cards. Email is easy to use. What is whatsapp?

6. If you could go on a time travel for the day, to where and when would you go?

I would like to visit this country, Finland, and this village were I live about 100 years ago.

7. Do you know any poems by heart?

Some short ones.

8. Which conspiracy theory do you like best or think is weirdest?

No answer.

9. Imagine there’s suddenly no power for 3 months. Would you be prepared?

We will survive without problems.

10. What’s your favorite Music and Movie Genre?

I listen everything, but not Rap. Easier to say that I don´t like movies full of violence and killing.

11. Are you a night owl or are you up with the lark?

An owl.

My nominees:

Everyone, who has a bird as a pet. The reason for this nomination: the nominees have been almost all the time cat and dog owners, so here is a possibility for the bird owners to present their blogs.

Please, accept this nomination and answer these questions:

1. What kind of a bird pet you have?

2. Do you have other pets?

3. Do you have always liked birds?

4. When making decisions, do you go by gut feeling or reason?

5. Do you still send hand-written letters or cards, or do you send emails and whatsapp?

6. If you could go on a time travel for the day, to where and when would you go?

7. Do you sing a lot?

8. Imagine there’s suddenly no power for 3 months. Would you be prepared?

9. What’s your favorite bird?

10. Are you a night owl or are you up with the lark?

Thank you for reading!

The Versatile Blogger Award.

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We thank the blogger Purrseidon and her mom Jeanne Foguth for nominating our blog for the Versatile Blogger Award. This is a great honour to us.

Here are the “rules”:

  • show the award on your blog
  • thank the person who has nominated you
  • share 7 facts about yourself
  • nominate 15 blogs of your choice
  • link your nominees & let them know about your nomination

About us:

1) The word ” Rantasalot” is the plural form of our family name. Behind the blog is three persons, my husband, me and our cat Kosmo.

2) The reason why we started this blog: We both like to take photos of this country, and so it seemed reasonable to share them with others. The blog is based on the four seasons in our country, and sometimes Kosmo wants to write.

3) We live in Scandinavia, in Finland, a country between Sweden and Russia.

4) We love all kind of animals and we make our best to help them in need. Now in wintertime in our yard is feeding stations for cats and birds. We don´t allow hunting in our forests.

5) We are fish eating vegetarians.

6) Our garden is full of trees, bushes and flowers for all creatures, including us, to enjoy.

7) The most important thing in our life is to respect the nature .

We would like to nominate the following bloggers with one common  thing, they love animals, too.

canadiancats.com

easyweimaraner.wordpress.com

onespoiledcat.wordpress.com

noodle4president.wordpress.com

dennisthevizsla.com

nylabluesmum.wordpress.com

piglove.wordpress.com

hopedog.wordpress.com

badcatchris.com

twocatsviews.wordpress.com

tailsbythesea.wordpress.com

artisnotforsissies.wordpress

face4pets.wordpress.com

phainopepla95.com

rumpydog.com

Thank you for reading this, maybe you nominated like to continue nominating your favourite blogs with this award, if not, please, check those blogs above, and you will find interesting posts and photos.