Sunday, February 28, 2010


I'll bet these cute little things help keep the traffic congestion in Oslo to a minimum!

Saturday, February 27, 2010


I could try to trick you all, and pass this off as a mountain view in Norway...

...but, I'm afraid it's just our roof here in Finland :D


Friday, February 26, 2010


The train station in Oslo is guarded by a tiger...why? you idea...


Thursday, February 25, 2010


Isn't this just the most awesome chair??!


Wednesday, February 24, 2010


They sure look happy to finally be able to fly...

(på egna vingar/testing your wings)

Tuesday, February 23, 2010


Absolutely no offense meant to Norway, or to the Norweigian Royal Family...
...these hats the Royal Guards are wearing don't exactly instill terror into the enemy's hearts, do they?

Monday, February 22, 2010


Not exactly the first thing one would expect to find in a Norweigian furniture workshop...but I'm so glad I did!


Sunday, February 21, 2010


Unfortunately, the Norweigian winter looks just like I'll have to continue to post snow pics for a while longer :P.  But, this IS at least snow in another country ;D


Saturday, February 20, 2010


I got home last night, just past 2am...still feeling jetlagged, of all things, even though it's only an hour's time difference between Finland and Norway!

(på resande fot/travelling)

Friday, February 19, 2010


This is Tarja, who comes to visit us once in a while.  I usually give him a treat while he's here (salmon, this time :D), since I feel so sorry for him; partly because he's a sweet cat who gets beat up a lot by the feral farm cats...and partly because the poor boy is named after Finland's president...who's female.   No wonder he gets beat up by all the other 'kids' ;D


Thursday, February 18, 2010


A little warmth in the middle of a cold, drab and dreary winter...


Wednesday, February 17, 2010


I felt it was time for a bit of colour...what better than this pair to brighten the day?! :D
Hope you're all having a good one!


Tuesday, February 16, 2010


This was taken a few weeks was a challenging shoot, since it was reeeeally cold, hardly any light, and I don't have a tripod.  The colours, for interests sake, aren't photoshopped.  This is how the camera captured them!


Monday, February 15, 2010


It's good to have a sense of direction when you're out travelling...


Sunday, February 14, 2010

Leaving on a Jetplane...

Just wanted to leave a note to let everyone know that I'm off to Norway, so if I'm absent from your blogs it just means that I don't have internet connection where I'm staying.  I'll do my best to catch up with everyone when I come back this coming the meantime, I've set scheduled posts to appear here each day with my pics :D

Naturally, I have my camera with me, so I hope to be able to treat you with a change of scenery with my upcoming posts...

Have a wonderful week, all!


I wanted to get one of those cute siblings kiss shots...but I knew to push for that, would have wrecked the moment ;D  Happy Valentine's Day...or Happy Friend Day, as it's known here!


Saturday, February 13, 2010


A project I've been working on FOREVER finally got finished and delivered to the customer (a centre for the elderly)...these boxes will be used as prize boxes for their weekly Bingo games!


Friday, February 12, 2010


I just love the pattern under this bridge...


Thursday, February 11, 2010


This is pretty much how I'm feeling today...totally devoid of energy.


Wednesday, February 10, 2010


Keeping with the bird's an actual bird :D.  No,'s in there.  Take a closer look... 

And please don't ask me what kind it is, 'cause I soooo don't have a clue!  All I know, is that it wasn't dead...I thought it might've been since I was allowed to come so close..(ya, still don't have a zoom lens)...but once it saw that it had been discovered, it kept moving in an attempt to get away from me, yet still keeping close to the berries. 

Tuesday, February 9, 2010


I'm certainly no expert, so I'm not one to say exactly which kind of bird lives in these...but it COULD quite possibly be a cuckoo...or two...
(gökbo/cuckoo nest)

Monday, February 8, 2010


Maybe not the most common way to clear a path to the woodshed...


Sunday, February 7, 2010


This boat seemed like it was standing sadly, gazing out towards the sea...waiting and wishing to be out there again.
(väntan/waiting or longing)

Saturday, February 6, 2010


For some reason, the universe seems to not want me to capture a (focused) picture of an actual snowflake; partly because I don't have a strong enough zoom on my camera...and partly because instead of snowflakes, we've had what can only be described as frostflakes.

So...I searched long and hard for a way to get around taking a picture of a real snowflake.  And I found one :D


Friday, February 5, 2010


A litte too late to let us know an Ice Age is here...think we figured it out already ;D

(allmänna kommunikationsmedel/communication methods)

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Boat Header

Just curious if anyone picked up on the numbers on the boat in my header??...While in the middle of the shoot of the bridge below (and other water/harbour/boat pics), I was clicking away trying to capture this cool red fishing boat...when after about 3 shots, it dawned on me what the number on the boat actually was!

What I mean to point out is that those numbers are real...(not photoshopped), and discovered totally by accident!

I thought it was kind of a cool coincidence...:D


The weather was much improved today, so I took a little drive out to Finland's longest bridge to capture it in the light of the setting sun...

Once again, I couldn't decide which picture I liked the best...which one do you like?


Wednesday, February 3, 2010


We're really lucky at our school to have a very talented Intarsia teacher.  This is what I've been working on for the past couple of's almost done, now!!!

(produktutveckling/product development)

Tuesday, February 2, 2010


I felt like playing with the camera today, but didn't actually have any time to do I thought I'd see what would happen if I set the camera on the dashboard in my car as I was driving home, and let it take pics with the timer.  This is what the road home from school looks like ;D
(på väg/on the road)

Monday, February 1, 2010