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.
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.
You may remember I blogged of Eurasian siskins visiting our yard. Some of them made their nests in out yard, because yesterday I saw a siskin chick by the bird pool. It wa a great moment!
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
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.
What an amazing blossom. Look at the details!
The bud was also very beautiful.
This cute squirrel visited our yard today. The grey winter fur is falling off and new, brown summer fur is so shiny. Sorry about the date in these photos, I didn´t remember to take it off.
Once more our plum trees, now they are in full blossom and look like covered with cotton balls.
Suddenly today our yard was full of tiny birds, Eurasian Siskins.
Our three yellow plum trees are so full of blossoms that the camera couldn´t decide where to focus.
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.
Good Friaday is Pitkäperjantai in Finnish, it means Long Friday. After that terrbile late snow storm the nature is now waking up.
Do you have any idea how does it feel to see snowing now? I can´t tell it, because those words are not allowed here. Think positive, the sun will melt snow, before June for sure.
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.
My husband showed me, once again, who is the photographer in this family. These photos are taken half past five in the afternoon.
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.