Welcome to My Woodland Garden, a photography blog with a slant towards gardening and nature. An amateur gardener and photographer, I hope to share beautiful moments with you through pictures. Let me know if you like them!

Kommentit suomen kielellä ovat erityisen tervetulleita! - Puoi commentare anche in italiano!

Thank you for your visit.


More light, more bird photos :)

Cyanistes caeruleus, syn. Parus caeruleus

Cyanistes caeruleus & Parus major

Hapankorppu, a Finnish sour rusk, made from rye flour.

♫♫♪♪♪ Bye bye! ♫♫♪♪♪ Hei hei! ♫♫♪♪♪ Ciao ciao! ♫♫♪♪♪

I'd Rather B Birdin'


Parus major and other winter's delights

Even the most common birds here are timid and difficult to photograph. So I decided I needed to take extreme measures: I stuck our Christmas tree in the snow next to one of the living door windows and hung a suet ball on it. So far only the great tits have noticed the ball, but I hope to see other visitors there as well.

Joulukuusesta on iloa vielä helmikuussakin. Pystytin sen lumihankeen olohuoneen ikkunan eteen, ripustin oksalle talipallon ja sain vihdoinkin lähikuvia edes talitiaisesta. :)

Päivät ovat jo ihanasti pidempiä ja valoisampia. Aurinkoista loppuviikkoa!

'Do people call you the squirrel with the marvellous tail?' Moomintroll asked slowly.
'Of course', said the squirrel.
(Tove Jansson)

My daily walk passes through little, snowy paths.

Wishing I had a macro lens...

The morning of Valentine's Day.

I wanted, partly jokingly, to end this post with a

Stay classy, friends!

Then I happened to read the definitions of 'classy' in the Urban Dictionary. One of them, by msladyinwhite, was so good that I wanted to copy it here:

"Classy is not about clothes, makeup, hairstyles, accessories. It is not about being posh, or wealthy.

A classy girl is kind, gentle, sweet, empathetic, caring. She is giving, loving... she is a good person. She is polite. She has good manners and is a very pleasant person to know. She is a good friend.

You can dress classy, you can stand, sit, and walk classy, but true class is on the inside. If you gossip and insult, if you're judgemental, if you're cruel and hateful and immature, you are not classy, no matter what clothes you pick out, where you got them from, no matter how much money you have, no matter how you sit at the dinner table, you are not classy. Respect yourself and respect others and you will be classy."