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28/12/2014

2014 revisited


The temperature is about -20 degrees Celsius (-4 degrees Fahrenheit). The family members living further, and working tomorrow, have already left. Wishing a safe return trip to all holiday travellers...






2014 was a year of important changes in our family: a year of projects completed, new challenges accepted, new studies started, a year of "round" birthdays, removals and new homes. A good year. And... of course... I started blogging! (More about that in a later post.)

I would like to show you images related to those events, but since I mainly photograph plants and landscapes, my recap of 2014 is all about them:
















I hope your year has been a good one.
Wishing you and your family all the best for the new year 2015.



Participating this week also in "Wednesday around the World".
Do visit Pieni Lintu Photography for more links!

30 comments:

  1. Lovely images from the past year.. The flowers and gardens are gorgeous.. So many pretty photos. Enjoy your Sunday and the week ahead. I wish you and you family a happy & healthy New Year!

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    1. Thank you so much, Eileen! Happy New Year!

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  2. Just beautiful!!! Wishing you the very best and Happy New Year!! Cathy

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    1. Thank you so much, Cathy! Happy New Year!

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  3. Wonderful mosaics of 2014. Wish you a Healthy and Happy 2015!
    Janneke

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    1. Thank you so much, Janneke! Happy New Year!

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  4. I love your mosaics in seasons! What a beautiful way to share your year! I'm so glad you started blogging...you are an amazing photographer! Sweet hugs, Diane

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    1. Thank you very much for your kind comment, dear Diane! I'm glad, too: I have met wonderful persons during these first months of blogging.
      Taking photos has become more meaningful when you have like-minded people with whom to share them! As to good photos, the merit belongs to a good camera! :)
      Happy New Year, Diane!

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  5. Sara, I was pleased when you started linking to Mosaic Monday with the beautiful garden and nature photography you have to share. I started out as only a garden communicator on my blog and eased into home and garden once I found kindred tea grannies so don't be surprised if after a while you decide to travel a divided path too.
    Best wishes for a happy and healthy 2015!

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    1. Oh Judith, the pleasure is all mine!
      I think you are definitely right about home and tablescapes! My teaware is not as special as yours, but I will try to do my best... :)
      Thank you for the beautiful blogging year 2014, dear Judith, and have a lovely 2015!

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  6. Congratulations on taking the plunge into the world of blogging in 2014, here's to a wonderful 2015 and hopefully I am sending you some of our warmer weather!
    Wren x

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    1. Thank you so much, Wren!
      We really could do with some Australian warmth now! :) This morning we were at -27 degrees Celsius. Many things become more difficult and expensive with those temperatures, but at least the views are beautiful...
      Happy New Year 2015!

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  7. OI ihania kollaaseja! sinulla on ollut rikas ja kaunis vuosi. Erittäin iloinen olen siitä että aloitit bloggaamisen ja löysit kaikkien blogien joukosta minut, jonka seurauksena sain löytää sitten sinut ja kauniin blogiisi! Saanko tästä napata mukaan tämän kollaasi-idean, ne näyttää niin inspiroivilta?

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    1. Hei, Laura! Kiitos kommentistasi!

      Kollaasi on tosiaan hauska tapa esitellä kuvia! Oletko klikannut postauksissani olevaa Mosaic Monday -linkkiä? Judithin blogista löydät maanantaisin linkkejä kauniisiin kollaaseihin, joista jotkin ovat ihan ammattilaisten tekemiä. Tervetuloa mukaan!

      Olen oikein ihastunut sinun blogiisi. Meillä taitaa olla aika samanlainen maku. :)
      Sinun puutarhasi vain näyttää hienommalta!

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    2. Joo, vähän katseliln tuota kollaasimaanantaisivustoa jo sillä silmällä, josko osallistuisin jjossain vaiheessa. :)
      Pöh, ei minun puutarha nyt mikään hirmu hieno ole. :) Mutta samanlaisesta mausta olen samaa mieltä! Kiva aloittaa uusi puutarhassteluvuosi kanssasi!

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  8. I loved seeing 2014 although a bit chilly right now for you! Here's to a wonderful 2015.

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    1. Thank you so much, Donna! Happy New Year!

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  9. I am so glad that we discovered each other through Mosaic Monday. I have thoroughly enjoyed your blog and visiting Finland, a place that I know little about. You always leave the sweetest comments at the Garden Spot; thank you. I look forward to a while new year visiting your posts and seeing the comments that you will leave. Happy New Year.

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    1. Again, the pleasure is all mine, Ann! Your texts are very interesting and enjoyable. (A good sense of humour is something I appreciate very much!) Your garden photos are beautiful and your dollhouse blog makes me dream...
      My earliest posts are of April, but I made the blog public only in September. You can find summer photos of Finland in those earlier posts, but next year I try to take better ones! :)
      Have a lovely 2015!

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  10. Ihanat vuodenaikakollaasit!

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    1. Kiitos! :)
      Hyvää uutta vuotta ja tapaamisiin!

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  11. Kylläpäs on KAUNIIT kuvakollaasit! ♥ ♥
    Paljon hyvää vuodelle 2015 :)

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    1. Oi kiitos, Marika! :)
      Samoin sinulle sekä tassuttelijoille oikein hyvää uutta vuotta 2015... ja tapaamisiin!

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  12. Wonderful collection of photos !
    Happy New Year !

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    1. Thank you so much, Ela!
      Your comment made me especially happy, because I had seen there are visits from Poland and I was hoping to get to know people from there too! :)
      Wishing you a lovely new year!

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  13. Aah ja ooh! Miten kauniit kollaasit!!!!! Ylimmäisessä kollaasisssa keskimmäinen kuva on kuin täältä meiltä otettu - kotoista. Kumpa minäkin saisin aikaseksi! Joulu vietettiinkuinvanhan ajan satumaassa, mutta uusi vuosi alkaa lauhoissa merkeissä. Metsä lumeton, nollakeli ja taivas aivan keväisen näköinen. Jänniä nämä vuodenaikojen vaihtelut. Luoja on meitä siunannut!

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    1. Kiitos, Kyllimarjaana!
      Pidän mainitsemastasi kuvasta aika paljon, koska puunrungot ja oksat muodostavat sinä melkein "holvikaaren"... :)
      Joulun aikaan maisema oli hyvin kaunis. Tänään on ollut +2 astetta lämmintä ja tosiaan keväisen näköinen taivas. Se on niin pettävää, edessä on ainakin kaksi (todennäköisesti) kylmää kuukautta.
      Mutta kevät tulee tänäkin vuonna.
      Siunattua alkanutta vuotta! ♥

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  14. Very Beautiful! Happy New Year to you! I wanted to reach out to each of you, and say thank you for giving me such a beautiful friendship across many miles. It has been a difficult month for me. If I sit to use the desktop, within a minute, or two the nerve compression pain begins. If I lie down, and prop up my laptop, which is very slow to run, as I am doing now, I have pain relief. Thus said, I am going to copy and paste this message to you wonderful people who encourage me to keep moving forward in this amazing blog world, otherwise, I would not be able to greet each of you at this time. I cannot tell you enough, what having you as friends has done for me...just wonderful blessings! Hugs from afar~ Mary

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    1. Thank you, dear Mary! It is a pleasure and a privilege to admire your photos; each of them being a masterpiece.
      You will be in my thoughts and prayers. Happy New Year!

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