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27/05/2016

As May turns into June


... I wish you all a happy weekend and a lovely new month.






The wilderness pastures drip with dew,
and the hills wrap themselves with joy.
The meadows are clothed with flocks of sheep,
and the valleys are covered with grain.
They shout for joy;
yes, they burst out in song!

Psalm 65: 12 - 13 (International Standard Version)


































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Tänä vuonna toukokuu on ollut aivan ihana. Aurinkoa ja sinistä taivasta Monet luonnonkukat kukkivat aikaisin ja runsaasti. Pikkulinnut visertävät korvia huumaavasti ja tuntuisi, että niitä on tavallista enemmän.

Kirvojakin on paljon. Toukokuu on myös paljastanut, että osa monivuotisista kasveista ei selvinnyt tammikuun kovista pakkasista. Alkukesän vehreys on minusta korvannut kukkien vähäisyyden. Ihana, hento vihreys ja koivunlehtien tuoksu tuntuvat jatkuneen tavallista pidempään. :)

Kaunista kesäkuuta!






Virsi 571

1.
Jo joutui armas aika
ja suvi suloinen.
Kauniisti joka paikkaa
koristaa kukkanen.
Nyt siunaustaan suopi
taas lämpö auringon,
se luonnon uudeks' luopi,
sen kutsuu elohon.

2.
Taas niityt vihannoivat
ja laiho laaksossa.
Puut metsän huminoivat
taas lehtiverhossa.
Se meille muistuttaapi
hyvyyttäs', Jumala,
ihmeitäs' julistaapi
se vuosi vuodelta.

3.
Taas linnut laulujansa
visertää kauniisti.
Myös eikö Herran kansa
Luojaansa kiittäisi!
Mun sieluni, sä liitä
myös äänes' kuorohon
ja armon Herraa kiitä,
kun laupias hän on.


42 comments:

  1. Ihanan suomalainen on toukokuun kollaasi & Suvivirsi kuuluu olennaisesti näihin päiviin.

    Mukavaa viikonloppua ja kaikkea hyvää kesäkuuhusi Sara!

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  2. I'm not sure that our meadows and valleys are bursting with song on this very grey morning, but your pictures certainly are.

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  3. Thank you for the beautiful pictures and also for the mental image I got
    when "flocks of sheep" were mentioned :)

    The birch trees are magical. I just love that picture !

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  4. Doesn't spring feel good? May has certainly slipped way. We are facing a 3 day weekend with Monday being Memorial Day, a day to remember fallen Veterans. It is once again cold and rainy here. I enjoyed your verse.

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  5. Thank you very much, the fruit blossom has mainly gone here, replaced by hawthorn!

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  6. Sara, kiitos kun näytit meille nämä kauniit kuvat!

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  7. The words of the hymn and the scripture create a wonderful picture in my mind. Your beautiful photos of blossom against blue skies and fresh green leaves are uplifting. Wishing you a good day and weekend Sara.

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  8. Beautiful photos and the beginning poem was lovely. Have a blessed day and a wonderful weekend. Madeline

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  9. June next week, where has this year gone.
    Amazing images and yes I can picture the flocks of sheep.
    Looking forward to more of your stunning images in June.
    Have a wonderful weekend :)

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  10. Upea postaus Sara! Kaikki nämä kauniit kuvat muodostavat niin hienon kokonaisuuden. Hyvin valitut tekstit täydentävät kevään viestiä erinomaisesti. Kiitos tästä. Aurinkoista viikonloppua sinulle!

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  11. Such beautiful photos, Sara - I love all the variety with the greens as well as the blooms.

    Wishing you a wonderful June :-)

    Sharing snapshots at Captured By Jade

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  12. Tässä se on - armas aika ja suvi - tuomen kukat, koivu ja Suomi! Kaikki tämä tunne välittyy täysillä näistä kuvista! Hyvää keväistä viikonloppua!

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  13. Beautiful photos of your spring. The uncurling fiddleheads and the white blossoms against that blue sky are just stunning. Happy weekend to you!

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  14. Time goes by so fast! I can't believe it's almost June.... I am looking forward to going to the beach and having a relaxing summer vacation though!! Have s great weekend my friend

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  15. Such lovely photos of spring beauty! I hope you find time in the beautiful sunshine. xx Karen

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  16. Sara ! Sinulle on kirjahaaste blogissani, jos ehdit ja jaksat.
    Ihan vapaaehtoinen :)

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  17. Tuomi tuoksuu niin ihanalle. Täällä sen kukinta on jo ohi. Oikein mukavaa viikonloppus!

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  18. Lovely words and images.
    Amalia
    xo

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  19. Ihanat saniaiset :) ja tuo peilityyni järvimaisema <3
    Olkoon kesäkuu yhtä hyvä ja kaunis kuin toukokuu!

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  20. Very nice and peaceful. I enjoy both words and pictures.
    http://momentsfrozentime.blogspot.nl/

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  21. Such beautiful, inspiring, and happy photos, my friend. Hugs and joy to you!

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  22. Toukokuu aloitti puiden kukinnan, kesäkuu jatkaa sitä:)

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  23. these are just lovely as always! 3,4 and 5 made me scroll back again! they are wonderful! but my favourite is 5! gorgeous! and the verse you chose are perfectly depicted by your images! have a lovely day! and june!

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    1. actually my favourite is 4! <3

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  24. Such lovely and so beautiful photo's and lovely words too.
    Yes, as May passes we look forward to June.

    May you have a wonderful weekend

    All the best Jan

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  25. Suvivirsi itkettää aina ja kauniit kuvasi myös! Ihanaa kesää sinulle!

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  26. Oi miten kaunis sinivalkoinen kollaasi <3

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  27. Hello Sara/ A beautiful post as always -- I really like the fiddle-neck ferns ... I see them sometimes here in Florida and I think I have a picture of a similar plant to the white one you show on my post today. I do not know what it is, do you?

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    1. Thank you, dear Sallie! The trees with white flowers in my photos are bird cherries (Prunus padus), native to northern Europe and northern Asia.
      Have a lovely day!

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  28. Oh Sara your posts are always full of beauty....your photos mesmerizing like the fiddleheads of those ferns....and oh those blue flowers...glad spring is there and blooming so wonderfully!

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  29. Hello, lovely post Sara! I like the poem and the beautiful blossoms. I am happy for the sunny and warmer weather. Happy Monday, enjoy your new week ahead!

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  30. Spring is such an awakening of our senses and now we move on to summer. I love the view of the lake through the trees, such a peaceful setting.
    Have a good week Sara.

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  31. Täälläkin kuoli suurin osa ruusuista :(
    Kauniita kuvia!

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  32. Your may 2016 is an amazing contrast to the other photos.
    They give a feeling of delicacy prior to the warmth and strength of summer.

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  33. Pikku lintujen viserrys ja luonnon vehreys on kyllä parasta toukokuussa. Upea kollaasi ja kuvat. :)

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  34. Such a full of spring beauties! I wonder your white flowers in the first photo are privet??
    Have a happy day!

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    1. Thank you, dear Tomoko! The trees with white flowers in my photos are bird cherries (Prunus padus).
      Have a lovely day!

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  35. Very beautiful flower photos. My favorite is the first photo.
    Have a lovely rest week.
    Many greetings and hugs ... Dorothea :-)

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  36. So many super photos, my favourite is the fifth photo down the unfurling ferns it is so beautiful, fresh and delicate :)

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