In the past few weeks, our weather has been cloudy (not very rainy though), often foggy and overall very grey.
Few flowers are still blooming and I'm growing ever more fond of ferns. As Ambra Edwards wrote in the Guardian: "There is something ancient and mysterious about ferns. The marvellous intricacies of their leaf forms are preserved eternally in fossil shards, and there is a goose-bump thrill to watching the furry crosier of a royal fern unfurl, knowing that any mildly observant dinosaur will have witnessed the same minor miracle – for this plant has been growing, essentially unchanged, for 240m years."
Royal fern (Osmunda regalis) wouldn't survive here, unfortunately, so my local favourite is Athyrium filix-femina, common lady-fern.
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Lokakuu oli pilvinen täälläpäin Suomea. Tuntuu, ettei aurinkoa ole näkynyt viikkoihin, mutta valokuvien perusteella 10. päivä paistoi aurinko. :) Ensilumi satoi täällä 25.10. Nyt lumi on jo kokonaan sulanut pois ja sataa vettä. - Tunnelmallista marraskuuta!
Mums and ferns:
Ferns and mums:
Knitting socks... The fisherman mentioned in the previous post is my brother... and he is very special indeed. We all thank him for this lovely blog, because the camera I use
The finished socks look like this:
As to my previous post, I would also like to tell to the foreign readers of this blog that celebrating Halloween is not an old tradition in Finland, but it's becoming more popular also here. I find the origins of this feast fascinating, but notice how important the commercial interests involved are. In our family, we don't celebrate Halloween and the peppers of the previous post were carved for photographic purposes only. :)
In Finland, All Saints' Day is celebrated on the Saturday between 31 October and 6 November. This year it falls on the 5th of November. The tradition is to light candles and to visit the graves of passed-away relatives and loved ones.
The first snow fell on the 25th. Now the snow has already disappeared and it's raining.
Another winter to survive? We can do it!
Have a happy and healthy November!