In August.

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IMG_0541 Valkoinen perhonen

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The first sunset after May 16th.

The sun didn´t set at all in the Northern parts of Finland between May 16th and July 29th. So for 74 days in a village of Nuorgam the sun was above the horizon at night. It is an amazing feeling to see sun shining at night, and there is not much difference between a day and night.

Our nights here in Southern Finland are already dark, the sun sets at 22.18 and rises at    4.50.

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This photo taken is about midnight at the end of June on the area we live.

The midnight sun is a natural phenomenon that occurs in the summer months in places north of the Arctic Circle or south of the Antarctic Circle, when the Sun remains visible at the local midnight.

 

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.

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Tiny lilies,(Scilla siberica), idänsinililja in Finnish.
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Wood anemones. Valkovuokkoja.
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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.

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Common goldeneye, Bucephala clangcula, telkkä.
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Mute swan couple, Cygnus olor. Kyhmyjoutsen.
IMG_9862 Joutsenet pellolla
Whooper swans, Cygnus cygnus, laulujoutsen. I counted up 120 and there  were more.
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Eating.
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And eating.
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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.

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Birches.
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Still snow.
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The sky is so blue.