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12/05/2015

Spring days


Hello all! Here are some glimpses of the past few days.

Ribes glandulosum  -  Aquilegia vulgaris  -  "A grandmother's plant". If you know it's name, do let me know.  -  Moss green  -  I ♥ lupins  -  2 x Cygnus cygnus  -  Interesting clouds  -  They bring rain -  Wet branches, contrast added  -  Leaf buds of Malus 'Makamik'  -  Mother's Day is a Flag Day in Finland  - The Great Lupin Eater  -  Caltha palustris  -  Cheating. This photo is from the last year. The birch leaves are not unfolding yet.

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  1. Love your photo of hare, ducks (or geese?)
    Happy awaited spring Sara!

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    1. Thank you very much, Nadezda!
      The birds are whooper swans. I find them fascinating for several reasons. They were very rare when I was young, I didn't imagine seeing them one day breeding in our areas. And they are big. I just read they are considered to be among the heaviest flying birds. When they land, they look like airliners. :)
      Happy spring!

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    2. It's interesting Sara! I especially read in Wiki about these swans, it's said:The whooper swan is the national bird of Finland and is featured on the Finnish 1 euro coin.
      Soon I go to Lahti and hope to see them there!

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    3. I hope you will see them, Nadezda, and will have a very pleasant trip! ♥

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  2. Upeita vihreitä sävyjä ja söpö jänis. Toukokuu on ihanaa aikaa.

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    1. Kiitos, Gunilla!
      On se söpö, mutta aiheuttaa stressiä. Ainakin lupiinit ovat sen herkkua, ja minä istutin juuri omenapuun. :)
      Toukokuu on ehkä ihanin kuukausi.

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  3. Very nice, your pictures - I love woodland gardens very much.

    Sigrun

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  4. Oh, what a beautiful foto's again!
    This time of the year is so beautiful!
    Happy day, also for you!
    I'm happy with your visit to mij blog!

    Wih love, Gerry

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  5. I love the vivid greens and all the signs of Springtime.

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  6. These spring pictures are of an outstanding beauty, the swans, the rabbnit, the drops on the lupins, the mosses and so on, I love it all.

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  7. Lovely images! The swans and bunny are some of my favorites.. The greens are just beautiful. Have a happy day!

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  8. Kauniita keväisiä kuvia :)
    Pesivätkö laulujoutsenet teidän lähistöllä?

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    1. Kiitos, Tiina! :)
      Yksi pari taitaa pesiä jossain tässä lahdella. Viime kesänä sain muutaman poikasenkin kuvaan, kun perhe kävi uimassa lähellä rantaamme. Tänä kesänä yritän saada parempia kuvia.

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    1. Thank you, Terri!
      Do you have a blog? I'd love to visit you.

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  10. Nice. My favorite the green and purple flower.

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  11. Spring is such a wonderful time of year. Like you, I'm enjoying noticing things pop up or unfurl. I don't have such lovely photographs to show for it, though!

    Happy Spring.

    Karen

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  12. I enjoyed these photos Sara. It's wonderful to see things budding and blooming in nature and all the greens. Have a wonderful week.

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  13. These are indeed wonderful shots. Thank you for sharing at http://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2015/05/a-walk-on-beach.html

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  14. I love your almost all green garden ... just beautiful. And there is nothing like a bunny and a pair of swan butts to make your day. This was a wonderful post, Sara ...

    Andrea @ From the Sol

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  15. Great photos, just beautiful. Have a blessed day. Madeline

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  16. wonderful series of Spring time shots ~ Mother Nature's beauty!

    Happy Week to you,
    artmusedog and carol

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  17. Spring Is so beautiful in your neighborhood Sara! Words are not needed! I feel as if I've been there, your pictures are so good.

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  18. Your pictures bring such sweet joy, my friend. Thank you so much for sharing with us :) Hugs to you!

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  19. Beautiful spring photos, Sara! I fianlly planted all my herbs and flowers the past few days and I look forward to seeing them grow!

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  20. goregous photos! is that an echeveria in the 3rd photo

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    1. Thank you, Amy!
      I believe it's a Rhodiola, but I'm not certain. It was planted at least 45 years ago. We don't find it especially pretty (when the shoots have grown tall), but perhaps we should appreciate it more, because it's root is said to improve physical and mental performance. :)

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  21. Lovely to see everything coming back to life. My favourites are the two macro shots.

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  22. Spring is so wonderful and green! The bunny is adorable.

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  23. Sara I am glad to see so much growing .....you are not too far behind us...we are getting an untimely frost tonight....lovely rabbit!

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  24. Love the picture of the swans posing in unison

    Mollyxxx

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  25. Beautiful. Loving seeing spring in your part of the world.

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  26. Niin keväinen tunnelma on näissä kuvissa

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  27. Such lovely photos! Beautiful captures of spring. The rain pouring down is wonderful and the drops on the lupines are amazing! xo Karen

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  28. I am always so happy when it returns! Absolutely lovely.

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  29. Oi miten ihanat kuvat - pupu ja kevät! <3

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  30. Spring has finally sprung and I have enjoyed your woodland plants. You captured an adorable 'bottoms up' in the lake.

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  31. Beautiful glimpses of emerging spring - with a bit of snow that keeps you on your toes. Those birds are cute.

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  32. Tulin sitten heti vastavierailulle ja niin kauniita kuvia sinulla täällä! Täytyy liittyä seuraajiin :)

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  33. ♥ Dear all, thank you so much for your lovely, lovely comments!
    I hope to have visited all of you by now. I found many beautiful new blogs...
    Big hugs to everyone! ♥

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  34. Todella ihanan keväisiä tunnelmia!

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    1. Kiitos, Tarja!
      Kevät tuntuu kyllä edistyvän todella hitaasti, varsinkin jos vertaa viime vuoteen, jolloin se tuli varhain ja kesti pitkään. :)

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