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28/03/2018

Daydreams - Haaveita đŸŒŒ






It's almost April. The snow covers the woodlands and gardens. :) I have picked some of my all-time favourite photos to cheer up myself... and you, in case you live in an area where winter still lingers.

Almost all of these summer photos are from Italy, some from our garden there... and some very obviously not. :)

The snow photos have been taken two days ago.



Rhododendron 'Helsinki University'



KevÀtahava ei vaivaa alppiruusujamme ainakaan toistaiseksi. :) Lunta on melkein metri. Useina vuosina tÀÀllÀkin voi seurailla, pitÀÀkö sanonta "Jos ei maalis maata nÀytÀ, niin ei huhtikaan humauta" paikkansa. TÀnÀ vuonna lumettomia alueita ei varmasti nÀy maaliskuussa...



Cornus alba 'Sibirica'


PÀÀtin piristÀÀ itseÀni nÀillÀ (vanhoilla) kukkaisilla kuvilla Italiasta. Valo ja vÀrit ilahduttavat, ja sitten kuvittelen vielÀ lÀmpöÀ, tuulen huminaa puissa, linnunlaulua ja kukkien tuoksua. :)
















A house of my dreams, under restoration























Another house of my dreams


























Thank you, as always, for your lovely comments. I'll try to visit you all as soon as I can.

Kiitos taas ihanista kommenteistanne. Koetan vastailla niihin mahdollisimman pian.






Happy Easter!

Iloista pÀÀsiÀistÀ!

Buona Pasqua!






40 comments:

  1. Voi miten ihania kuvia Italiasta. Odotan jo innolla seuraavaa matkaa sinne.
    Ihanaa ja aurinkoista pÀÀsiÀisen aikaa sinulle Sara.

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  2. Iloista pÀÀsiÀistÀ sinullekin! Ja niin ihania, kukkaisia kesÀtunnelmia!

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  3. Wow, you still have a lot of snow, Sara. I am sure you are anxious for it to disappear. It has all gone here and flowers are starting to make the gardens colourful.

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  4. Great photos, Sara. Our wisteria is blooming here in the south as is many more spring shrubs and bushes. Hope spring comes to you real soon. Have a blessed day. Madeline

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  5. Onpa ihanan kevÀisiÀ ja kesÀisiÀ kuvia. KevÀttÀ olisi mukava jo odotella, mutta meillÀkin on 128 cm lunta, joten jokunen aika vielÀ menee. Ihanaa pÀÀsiÀisen aikaa sinulle!

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  6. HyvÀÀ pÀÀsiÀistÀ Sara! Voim miten kauniita puita! MikÀ tuo viollettikukkainen puu on?

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    1. Kiitos, Anne!
      Kuvissa 1 ja 10 on sinisade (Wisteria) siniviolettikukkaisena ja kuvassa nro 8 valkokukkaisena. (On myös vaaleanpunakukkaisia lajikkeita.) Se on elinvoimainen köynnöskasvi, jota varmaan voisi kasvattaa myös puun muotoon. Esimerkiksi Italiassa se kasvaa todella nopeasti. EtelÀisessÀ Suomessa saattaa talvehtia ulkosallakin. Minulla on muutamia nuoria yksilöitÀ, jotka nostetaan talveksi sisÀlle viileÀÀn. Sinisade kukkii vasta usean vuoden ikÀisenÀ.
      HyvÀÀ pÀÀsiÀistÀ!

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  7. Beautiful spring photos !!
    Happy Easter !!

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  8. Sara, beautiful pictures as always! I love wisterias in bloom. I hope spring arrives soon to your area to make all those plants bloom again.

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  9. Felicidades por tan hermoso post, Sara flores y mar bellĂ­simas.
    Buena Pascua también para tí.
    Besos.

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  10. Thank you for this burst of spring. At high altitude, our snow usually lingers into June. I will not enjoy my own gardens for quite awhile!

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  11. Fabulous flowers and wonderful landscapes!That house is the house of my dreams too!Happy Easter!

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  12. So beautiful photos.
    Have a Happy Easter.
    Greetings
    desejo-lhe uma PĂĄscoa muito Feliz.
    Beijinhos
    Maria de
    Divagar Sobre Tudo um Pouco

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  13. MetsĂ€kuva vetÀÀ puoleensa. 💚 Italialaiset ikkunaluukut - le persiane - olen aina tykĂ€nnyt niistĂ€ đŸ–€ Hieno kuvauskulma. Ekan kuvan kukkapaljous ja hehkeĂ€ vĂ€risĂ€vy, oi onnea 💜

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    1. Onnea, niinpÀ. :) Paljon on nyt ollut puhetta onnellisuudesta ja sen mittaamisesta. Kukkapaljous, iloiset vÀrit ja ikkunaluukut varmasti lisÀÀvÀt onnellisuutta. PÀivÀ alkaa sillÀ, kun ikkunaluukut avaa, ja illalla on mukava vetÀytyÀ kodin rauhaan ja sulkea ne. Ja tuollaiset sÀlerakenteiset varjostavat ihanasti kuumalla sÀÀllÀ. :)

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  14. Hej Sara!

    Underbara bilder och ett blommande blÄregn, Wisteria, slÄr det mesta i skönhetsupplevelse.

    HÀr Àr allting sÄ sent ocksÄ men det Àr bara att ha tÄlamod, vÄren kommer alltid till slut.

    En riktigt fin pÄskhelg önskar jag dig!

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  15. Hello Sara,

    Beautiful photos of Wisteria. They are so pretty, and I wish to have them here in y garden. Sadly the climate is too cold for them to grow. It's the same winter here too. The snow will not melt because it's too cold.
    I wish you a wonderful Easter!
    Hugs!

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  16. Your lovely spring photos really cheer me up on these dull wet days. Spring has finally arrived here, but it seems that climate is totally upset, it changes here from day to day, from -5 degr.C. to +10 degr.C. and wet....., so bad for the plants.
    Wish you a Happy Easter!

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  17. Kiitos Sara tĂ€stĂ€ ihanasta aamupostaus hetkestĂ€..lumoavan kauniita kuvia♥ TĂ€ssĂ€ kahvikupposen kanssa nautiskelin ihanasta kesĂ€ tunnelmasta ja sellainen lĂ€mmin tuulen vire kĂ€vi kasvoille, ihana aurinko paistoi ja kukkien huumaava tuoksu tuli nenÀÀn:) Leppoisaa pĂ€ivÀÀ♥

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    1. Kiitos, PĂ€de! ♥ Juuri noin tĂ€tĂ€ postausta piti lukeakin! :)

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  18. Thanks for sharing these picturesque shots. I agree with you upon the house of your dreams...it looks wonderful.
    Have a Happy Easter time, dear Sara, with your family!xx

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  19. Beautuful springtime flowering, bursts, color, lightness . . .
    Exceptional photography . . .

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  20. Dear Sara,
    your wonderful photos make you want to summer.
    Happy Easter and all the best ... Dorothea

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  21. Ciao Sara,

    bellissime foto di primavera ...le case dei tuoi sogni sono fantastiche ...entrano anche nei miei.... Buona Pasqua!!!! Un abbraccioXXX Marina.

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    1. Grazie, carissima! E poi le case non sono neanche molto lontane da te (noi)... ;)
      Baci!

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  22. voi miten ihania kuvia!

    MeillÀkin on puutarhassa vielÀ paljon lunta. Viime vuonna tÀhÀn aikaan kukkivat talventÀhdet

    HyvÀÀ pÀÀsiÀistÀ!

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  23. We've had a lot of rain in my part of the UK so it was lovely to see these colourful photographs. The scenery and flowering blooms are amazing.

    Have a wonderful Easter.
    My good wishes

    All the best Jan

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  24. Beautiful photos. I adore Wisteria but can't get one to grow where I live now, in my last home I couldn't stop it growing!

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  25. Sara, your Italian photos are amazing, white and blue wisteria, pink flowers on the apple tree, deep blue sky.... ah ah
    These days we have vernal weather, +6 C and I have sat on the porch and tried sunbathing the face. What a treat!
    Happy Easter!

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  26. Bellissime fotografie!!!
    Auguri Buona Pasqua
    Un baiser

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  27. Your magical beauty of spring and winter, never seen here, lifts my spirits a thousand fold.

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  28. Hauska allekirjoitus ensimmÀisessÀ kuvassa, mutta pilkistihÀn siitÀ hangesta rhodon lehti :)
    Kiitos piristÀvistÀ kuvista!

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    1. Kiitos kun huomasit, Piparminttu! :) Me olemme tÀÀllÀ melkein hautautuneita lumeen ja on pakko koettaa löytÀÀ asian humoristinen puoli.
      KevĂ€istĂ€ huhtikuuta! ♥

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  29. I hope those lovely photos of wisteria and white blossoms give you hope for spring. It's sure to come soon. Trees are in blossom here, but the wind is strong and oh, so very cold. I trust you had a blessed Easter.

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  30. Ihania kuvia! Pieni matkakuumekin taas nosti pÀÀtÀÀn. :)

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  31. these photos looks like OUT OF THE WORLD my precious Sara!!!

    each grabbed my heart and touched my soul so in DEEP!

    I really feel helpless when it comes to PRAISE YOUR photography!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  32. I love that last picture. It's soooooooo pretty. And the ocean pictures are wonderful.

    ~Sheri

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  33. LOVE all of these! And also love the beautifully muted tones in your latest post! Have a beautiful week ahead!

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  34. ♥ Thank you! ♥ Kiitos! ♥ Tack! ♥ Grazie! ♥ Gracias! ♥

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