Tuesday, August 31, 2010


Not exactly the kind that you can surf on...but they qualify for the catergory, at least ;D


Monday, August 30, 2010



Sunday, August 29, 2010

239 and 240

*sigh*  so very hard to keep motivated to post every day...

Delving into the archives to fulfill some required themes ;)



Friday, August 27, 2010

237 and 238

When you attach a 50 m fishing line to the existing 25 m kite string just to see how high it can go, I suppose the winding it back in isn't in the forefront of your thoughts...Luckily, little bursts of practical genius show themselves once in a while ;D


Our own private little summer harbour...


Wednesday, August 25, 2010


We're not the only ones who will miss water this winter...


Tuesday, August 24, 2010


I'm afraid that there'll be no more beach visits this year...we're already in the grip of autumn! :(


Monday, August 23, 2010


Awesome, aren't they??  Wish I actually needed one, so I could've justified buying one ;D


Sunday, August 22, 2010

232 and 233

Around here, we don't get many skyscrapers...I think there's a law in place that doesn't allow buildings to be built that are over 6 stories high (or something like that).  The closest we have are our watertowers...this one (and many others) has been converted into a café/lookout tower.


Living in (very) flat farm country, we don't have many waterfalls either...here's a man-made one from the amusement park!

Friday, August 20, 2010


Taking some time for play!


Thursday, August 19, 2010


We played 'tourists' with Mommo and Moffa, and took in some sights :D


Tuesday, August 17, 2010


Well...the grandparents are officially back to Canada now...it'll be at least a year until we're together again. :(


Monday, August 16, 2010


I'm so sorry I've been absent from everywhere...I've got total blogging burnout :P, and can almost relate to this poor mouse!  I hope to be back to my 'old self' soon...

(a huge thank you to Helena and Anne-Lie for all your visits and sweet comments...you brighten my world <3)

 (jaga, jagad/hunt, hunted)

Sunday, August 15, 2010


Drinking straws are such an important part of childhood, aren't they..?

(sugrör/drinking straw)

Saturday, August 14, 2010


I met my favourite (still living) Finnish artist today!  To see Juhani Palmu's work and to find out more about him, click the link!


Friday, August 13, 2010


With only one day left of official summer holiday, life is moving at warp speed...trying to fit in as much "summer fun" as possible (for the kids) before I start back at school.  This is what we were up to yesterday:


Thursday, August 12, 2010


Not knowing really what to do with it, I thought I'd aim for a certain mood and feeling with this one...how would you describe this?  How does it make you feel?  ( I realize it's just a simple bench...but work with me here, people ;D)


Wednesday, August 11, 2010


It was just such a peaceful moment...


Tuesday, August 10, 2010


It's not so often we get these, anymore...!


Monday, August 9, 2010


My "baby" and I...


Sunday, August 8, 2010


Ahhh...sweet July... with your long, warm, and relaxing days...and your ability to bring a smile to even Hubby's face once in a while...*sigh*  July...did you have to leave us??


Saturday, August 7, 2010


She worked hard to pull her younger (second) cousin around the yard...I think she liked being older, helping to 'take care' of him :D

(dragkamp/tug of war)

Friday, August 6, 2010


The days are getting shorter...it's already this dark now, around midnight!...only a few weeks ago, it was still bright daylight at this time...and in another 2-3 months, we'll be back down to just a few hours of daylight each day.  Another dark, cold, and (often) gloomy Finnish winter is on it's way *sigh*


Thursday, August 5, 2010


My mom...she gets these hilariously endearing laughing fits...uncontrollable, unbridled joy.  It's so much fun to get her going :D

(lycklig/happy, joyful)

Wednesday, August 4, 2010


It's always nice to have someone show you the way...


Tuesday, August 3, 2010


I don't think it would be nearly as interesting and charming if it was fixed...


Monday, August 2, 2010


This is what my weekend was all about!


Sunday, August 1, 2010


Pretty sure this guy fits the description... ;D