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Happy weekend!

When I woke up this morning, the temperature was -18 °C (-0.4 °F).

I went out to take some fun photos of these blocks of snow, removed from the lawn next to the house...

... when I noticed there were also other interesting things to see.

Seeing our spring views, you can understand why this weekend's garden show is held indoors  - even though Helsinki is located in southern Finland, on the shore of the Baltic See. :)

This is the final week of Sunlit Sunday

Thank you so much, Karen, for hosting this lovely link party!

I will catch up with your posts as soon as I can!

Happy Sunday!

Happy spring!


  1. Oh my, very cold indeed!! It has turned colder again here the last few days, but nothing like as cold as you are having. I hope you enjoy your few days away. xx

  2. Wow what beautiful photos. Stay warm and enjoy your free time off from blogging. Have a blessed day. Madeline

  3. These are such pretty photos of the frost Sara. I'm sorry it is so cold at night there. We just got over that the other day too as the past few have been milder although I expect we aren't done with winter weather yet. Blessings. Pam

  4. Hello Sarah,
    I can imagine that you not wait for this cild and snow and it certainly is not nice for your garden.
    But for me as a Dutchman, where not much snow falls more, it delivers beautiful pictures!
    I wish you a nice weekend!
    Comforted by the fact that here is no spring weather, it is cold and rainy.

    With love,

  5. These frosty photos are so beautiful Sara. Hopefully the cold nights will soon be over. I hope you enjoy your time in Helsinki and get lots of new gardening ideas and inspiration.

  6. Todella kauniit kuvat, mutta en haluaisi enää kylmiä öitä enkä lisää lunta. Mukavaa viikonloppua!

  7. There's nothing prettier than hoar frost and you've captured some beautiful examples. Gosh, it is still quite cold for you but there's nothing like a gardening show to motivate one for spring.
    If you don't find WiFi in time to link to MM, I think I'm able to put your link up if you like - I'm willing to try.
    Have fun this weekend, can't wait to see your photos Sara.

  8. Oh frost is so magical in nature and these are gorgeous. Love the last shot of the daffs in the sunlight.

  9. Cada novo amigo que ganhamos no decorrer da vida aperfeiçoa-nos e enriquece-nos. (Maria Miranda)
    Tenha uma linda semana!
    Doce abraço, Marie.

  10. Ahh we've been cold here too. Great shots of the ice on the branches.

  11. Kauniita kuvia Sara! Mutta kylläkin aivan liian kylmä siellä!

  12. I love how this sunlit blog hop brings us together from all over the world. Wonderful close up photographs today. Hoping spring warms up for you very soon

  13. These are beautiful photos but it makes me a little cold...I hope spring soon arrives. Wishing you the very best for the week ahead :)

  14. Oi kun teillä on talvista vielä! Toisaalta olisi mukavampi, kun olisi lunta, kun kerran on vielä kylmää - sitä uskoisi paremmin ettei parane vielä pukeutua kevättamineisiin. :) Valo se vain on kumminkin semmoinen, mikä on ihan eri kun sydäntalvella. Ja ulkona tuoksuu keväältä!
    Suukkosia uuteen viikkoosi!

  15. ihan kuin takalapissa asuisit, mutta kyllä on kuvat kauniit.ei täälläkään mikää kevätlömpö ole, n. +5 ja sateista jo pitkälti yli viikon, nyt toivottavasti tulee pian se lämmin kevät niin teille kuin meillekin

  16. Hello, Sara

    Going to a garden show will let you think of warmer days ahead. Although, these frostly photos are very beautiful as the cold decorates the branches. Thank you for joining in with Sunlit Sunday this year!



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