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06/02/2016

The first week of February






Capturing sunshine, admiring winter's beauty, shopping, remembering Christmas (jellies), trying to eat in a healthy way, finding a Valentine potato, enjoying the seventh season of Doc Martin and knitting...



































NB This photo has been tinted.







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46 comments:

  1. Such fantastic photos as always. Your Valentine potato made me smile :)) Have a lovely weekend dear Sara ♥

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  2. Lovely photos. I'm always struck by the blue skies in your photos. Even if there's snow and it's cold I think going out is more enjoyable when there's bright light and some sunshine. We're trying to eat healthily too. The potato is amusing! Enjoy your weekend!

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  3. just gorgeous! all of them! my favourite photo is the 2nd one- the snow looks so light and fluffy! looks like a cotton plant! and how wonderful is that potato! <3

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  4. I thought at first that Valentine potatoes must be some old Finnish custom - now I understand! A nice cheerful post.

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  5. Raikkaus, se sana minulle tuli mieleen tästä postauksesta.

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  6. Thank you, Sara put light, color, rich and sweet. on Saturday, gray :))
    Buen fin de semana.
    Besos

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  7. Hyvältä kuulostaa ja näyttää sun helmikuu!

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  8. Kaunis ja valoisa helmikuun alku ♥
    Mukavaa viikonloppua!

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  9. Your photos are always so great. I like the valentine potato. Have a blessed day and wonderful weekend. Madeline

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  10. Hi Sara! A wonderful assortment of photos! I found a heart shaped potato once but it was tiny!
    I'm impressed that you still have jellies left from Christmas! All my sweets are long gone!
    Have a lovely weekend

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  11. Love Doc Martin!
    What an amazing find, a heart shaped potatoe!! Baked potatoe for you on Valentines Day.
    What brand is your wool? You always manage to find the most amazing colours. Would make a great scarf.
    Amazing photos as always Sara.
    Have a great weekend :)

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    1. Thank you, Prunella! :) I'm exactly making a scarf!
      The yarn (100 % acrylic) is Novita's Puro Batik. I didn't find it any more at the manufacturer's website and contacted them to know if it's still produced. (Haven't received an answer yet.)
      Have a lovely week ahead!

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    2. Thank you Sara.
      Love knitting scarfs. Have had a look on the novita website & they do some lovely yarns.
      Happy knitting and have a great week :)

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  12. Although it is still Saturday here it is far from sunlit so I appreciate your bright colourful pictures with just a little snow - I will swap it for our wind and rain any day.

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  13. Cheerful, colourful and artistic photography. Thanks for sharing.

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  14. Great photos, after we had a dull February day. Nice you found a Valentine potatoe, I go and have a look at my potatoes in the basement, may be I find a heart too, I don't think so.
    Have a nice Sunday!

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  15. I was going to ask what a Valentine potato is and I saw it for myself! Will it be cooked and a special offering to anyone? Hopefully Judy (above) will find one too, it would make her day, wouldn't it?

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  16. Beautiful images Sara. That's quite a potato! Love your yarn, what are you knitting with it?

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    1. Thank you, Linda! It's going to be a tube scarf, I hope. :)

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  17. Foto sempre deliziose, non avevo mai visto una patata a forma di cuore. 😊
    Ciao!!

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  18. Absolutely stunning photos. you've made me realise I should stop being lazy with my own photography. wonderful x

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  19. The potato is wonderful! I can think of some funny/wry captions to go with it!
    The yard you are knitting is lovely. What are you making?

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    1. Thank you! :) I adore multicoloured yarns. With this one I'm making a tube scarf.

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  20. Valentinen peruna. Enpä moista ole kuullut hahaa. Pane nyt töpinäksi ja tee oman tyyppinen Valentinen kortti Kylläpä nyt hymyilyttää.

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  21. Lovely photos ! I have seen all of Doc Martin years ago just one of my many British TV series I have seen and enjoy ! Thanks for sharing , have a good week !

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  22. Voi ihanuus mitä söpöyksiä, sydänperuna :) Minäkin olen jäänyt koukkuun siihen outoon tohtorisarjaan. Siellä hieno Filippan paitakin vilahti. Onneksi tämä tammikuu, herkuton kuukausi, on nyt ohi, hih.

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    1. Kiitos, Sametti Hortensia! <3 Helmikuu onkin aikamoinen herkuttelukuukausi.
      Filippa-tuote on paitamekko. Tummansinisenä ehdoton lempivaatteeni, jos kuumalla säällä on pakko liikkua paljon kaupungilla tms. Eihän sitä tosin Suomessa kovin usein satu... :D

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  23. Beautiful photos. The light on the grapes and fruit bowl is so pretty. And what a potato!

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  24. It looks like February is treating you well so far - I love all the food shots, especially the heart shaped potato. In the way of nature pictures, all those featuring ice and frost are just stunning!!

    Have a wonderful week!

    Sharing snapshots at Captured By Jade

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  25. So much beautiful sunshine in your photos Sara.
    The fruit looks delicious and I love the colours of your wool on the needles.
    We love Doc Martin in New Zealand too!

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  26. Kauniita, värikkäitä kuvia. Varsinkin vesitippa oksassa ja jääkuva kuvastavat hyvin tämän hetken helmikuuta. Tunnelma sisäkuvissa on kotoinen ja lämmin. Enpä ole tuollaista Ystävänpäiväperunaa ennen nähnyt. Hyvää työtä.

    T. Täysin arkista

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  27. Kauniita helmikuu-kuvia. Kiva peruna.

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  28. Kauniita kuvia! Sekä jää, että kirkkaat värit tuntuvat yhtä hyvälle!:)

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  29. really beautiful pictures :)

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  30. Kauniit selkeät kuvat :)

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  31. Kylläpäs karkkikuulat näyttääkin hyviltä! Kauniisti kuvattuja kaikki.

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  32. Hih. Ihania kuvia. Ja vitsi mikä peruna. Kyllä tuollainen juures on kuvatta. :)

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  33. I so enjoy seeing your photos and you've brought such a varied selection from the outdoors as well as cozy indoor ones. Beautiful!

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