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29/01/2017

Winter days



Many photos and few words. Have a great week ahead!


The light's back!







There's still much snow...



... and scary icicles. :) They look like this when the snow slides very slowly off the roof.











After a (very) windy night.


On the following night, the ice had decorated all the fallen branches.
















Taking photos of birds continues to be difficult. :)



This is what usually happens: Ready - set - go!



Consoling myself...



Good night!


Mukavaa uutta viikkoa!



66 comments:

  1. Upeat talviset kuvat ja kivat tintit. Täällä ei noin talvista olekaan - nurmikko paistaa lumiläikkyjen välistä ja lämpötila sahaa nollassa. Mutta en valita, eipä ole liian kylmä;)

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    1. Kiitos, Puutarhamyyrä!
      Täytyy sanoa, että nollakelit ovat tosi mukavia ulkoiluun. :)

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  2. Oi, miten paljon lunta teillä on! Ihana kutomus, mahtavat värit! Tuleeko niistä lapaset? Tulppanit ja kudontatyö, sointuvat ihanasti yhteen. Hyvää alkavaa viikkoa;-)

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    1. Kiitos, Anne!
      Niistä tulee sukat. Käytän tähdelankoja ja sekoittelen malleja fiiliksen mukaan, joten en vielä tiedä minkälaiset niistä lopulta tulee. :)

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  3. Kivoja talvikuvia ja söpöjä tiaisia. Onko tuo töyhtötiainen? Hieno vieras lintulaudalla :)

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    1. Kiitos, Piparminttu!
      Töyhtötiainen on tämän talven erikoisvieras. Sillä on ihana laulu. :)

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  4. Gorgeous land scape, and nature ♥

    Ice flowers are just wonderful ♥♥♥ I've pinned one of them (if you don't mind)?

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    1. Thank you, dear Nurdan! <3
      I most certainly don't mind... :)

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  5. Hi Sara

    Yes, you have the winter we miss down here.
    Great pictures, impressive icecrystals.

    Have a great new week

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    1. Thank you, Karsten!
      I so wish I would manage to take macro shots of those crystals!
      You too, have a great week!

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  6. Sara, your winter photos are really beautiful and have brought me much joy! Thank you so much for sharing, and I wish you a wonder filled week! Hugs. :)

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  7. There are some beautiful winter days, as you have shared so wonderfully well in your photo's. They are so lovely to look at.
    May the new week ahead be good for you

    All the best Jan

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    1. Thank you, Jan!
      Wishing you all a happy week!

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  8. Your winters are so cold and harsh but you find all of its beauty. Just beautiful.
    My favourite was going to be the icicles coming off the roof, looking like bird beaks until the amazing beauty of the ice leaves!
    I am also frustrated trying to take photos of birds.

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    1. Thank you, Helen! :)
      The hoarfrost crystals are something amazing. I so wish I could show them nearer...

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  9. Oh wow you got a crested tit! Great shot of a fabulous bird. Luckily for a cyclist like me, we don't have snow like that.

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    1. Thank you, Simon!
      The crested tit is not only cute, it also sings wonderfully. :)

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  10. Huikeat talvi- ja lintukuvat ja tuo parmesaani osui ja upposi. Kuola valuu..

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    1. Kiitos, Satu!
      Joskus iskee kamala parmesaaninhimo. :) Kuvassa näkyy lempivälipalani elokuvan tai brittidekkarin seuraksi.

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  11. So very beautiful! You made me smile again. :)
    The ice flowers look like little fern leaves. They are so lovely. And those icicles are like something’s scary claws … and there is someone's 'hair' on a branch... Maybe a witch was dancing between the trees through the night. :D
    Big hugs! Have a wonderful week!

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    1. Thank you, Edit! <3
      I think you are right, it must have been a witch... dancing with wolves, I hope. Some (wolves, not witches) have been seen near a neighbouring village, but alas not here.
      Hugs!

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    2. Wolves... It's a bit scarier than the witch (or not... I don't know). :-)
      Around our house sometimes there are foxes and wild boars. And we have our own 'wolf' in the garden. :-)
      Have a nice day!
      Take care! :-)

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    3. No, it's not scarier. :)
      This is a highly controversial topic in Finland now. I think we all agree that wolves should stay in forests and not come near houses, but many people, especially hunters, are exaggerating now. Fascinating animals, they were here before we came...

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    4. I totally agree with you. :-)

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  12. Så skall en riktig vinter se ut, här är snön borta och det är grått och trist väder.

    Dina bilder är som vanligt väldigt njutbara, iskristallerna på grenarna är som små underverk.

    Allt gott Sara!

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  13. Niin raikasta ja rapsakkaa 💕Söötit linnut !

    L'ultima foto è incredibile 💙

    Meilläkin pyryttää täällä etelässä, mutta lämpötila plussalla joten lumi ei pysy.
    Vaan onpahan kaunista taivaalta pudotessaan.

    Have a pleasant week !

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    1. Kiitos, Rita! <3
      Minäkin alan pian uskoa, että auringonlaskut ovat komeampia kuin ennen. Tai sitten niitä ei vain tullut huomattua. Valokuvaus ja bloggaaminen selvästi rikastuttavat elämää. :)

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  14. Talvikauneus on ihanaa ja nuo ice decorations, miten luonto onkaan taitava! Hyviä tammikuun viime päiviä!

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    1. Kiitos, Pirkko!
      Sen jälkeen kun aloin valokuvata enemmän, olen ihan rakastunut jäähän ja sen kauneuteen.

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  15. you said lot within your few words and revealed much more through your AMAZING and MAGICAL photos,absolutely captivating!!!

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  16. Beautiful! Wishing you a beautiful week!

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  17. Dear Sara,
    with you looks the winter sooo wonderful. Very beautiful photos!
    Wishing you a lovely week... Hugs
    Dorothea :-)

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  18. Those wonderful pictures don't need too many words, Sara. But if you were having wine and cheese the least you could do is invite me to come and share! Have a great week. David

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    1. A bottle of g o o d wine will be in order when we will speak about Handel and Bach, David!

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  19. Siellä teillä päin taitaa olla aina kunnon talvi. Etelän-tyttö täällä kaihoten katselee tuollaisia kuvia! :) Veljeni on parhaillaan Saariselällä ja postailee facebookiin talvisia kuvia ja minä täällä manaan, että miksi en itse koskaan tajua lähteä lappiin. Jospa ensi vuonna sitten! Mukavaa viikon jatkoa sinne!

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    1. Meillä on toistaiseksi ollut oikea talvi joka vuosi, vaikka se joskus alkaakin vasta tammikuussa eikä joulukuussa, kuten pitäisi. :)
      Ihanaa uutta viikkoa!

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  20. What beautiful photos, looks cold though. Have a blessed day and a wonderful week. Madeline

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  21. Upeat kuuran kuorruttamat oksat ja hienoja kuvia muutkin! Suloiset linnut! Iloista alkavaa viikkoa sinulle!

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    1. Kiitos, Tiiu!
      Mukavaa viikkoa sinullekin! :)

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  22. I don't need cold weather to console myself with cheese and crackers ;>)! The birds are adorable and I am sure they appreciate the food you put out for them on those terribly cold and snowy days.
    Those beautiful tulips must be in an indoor garden. Your snow is beautiful, but I am happy to be admiring it only in pictures.

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    1. Thank you, Sallie!
      Oh, I'd love to have an indoor garden. The tulips are in a vase. :)

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  23. Popped over from Si's blog to see your crested tit. Lucky you what a fantastic bird to have in your garden. CT.

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    1. Thank you for popping in, CT!
      The crested tit should be rather common here but it's the first time I have managed to photograph one. Such a cute little bird.

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  24. Your photos are stunning!!! The ice and icicles are incredible and your photos show their amazing beauty.

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  25. Good morning. I am just reminded that I must get the Valentine stamps. I will email you. Is it starting the thaw there? Here it is warming and the snow is melting, but I sure that we will get home. Love the frost on the branch photo.

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    1. Thank you, Ann!
      Oh no, statistically February is as cold as January. :)

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  26. Boa tarde, lindas fotos de inverno, as mesmas mostram na perfeição a bela natureza.
    AG

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  27. Snow and ice create such beautiful scenes... Those icicles do look a little scary, but the crystals so pretty. Glad you have more light now. I hope the coming month of February treats you well, Sara.

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    1. Thank you, Jade!
      Wishing you and yours a happy February too!

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  28. Olá Sara as imagens estão lindas.
    Abraços
    janicce.

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  29. Valtavan hienoja nuo jäätyneet oksat! Upeat talvikuvat! Meillä linnut ovat myös alkaneet laulaa..oikea konsertti. Ihanaa viikkoa!

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    1. Kiitos, Teresa, ja samoin!
      Yksi ihanimmista asioista elämässä on, kun pikkulinnut alkavat keväällä laulaa. :)

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  30. Great shots, Sara! I like your picture of icicles, your collage of tits is lovely. I see there is a lot of snow in your place, here it melts and falls again.
    But the last winter month is now, spring will be, sure.

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    1. Thank you, Nadezda!
      Winter has its charm but it's lovely to see spring coming. :)

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  31. Such beautiful photos! I actually really love the little bird ones. There is a lot of movement in them. The cheese and crackers look yum!

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    1. Thank you, Lisa!
      The little birds are very mobile... :)

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