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Wild flowers

On the 14th of June, the name day of Kielo (Finnish for "lily-of-the-valley"), we celebrate the annual Wildflower Day.  A number of free flower walks, for example, are organized on the day.

The wildflowers of these photos bloom here from June or July onwards. (The photos are from previous years.)

On Muusa's lovely blog, Muusan elokuu, you can find other beautiful photos of Finnish wildflowers. Definitely worth visiting! 

Yhteispohjoismaista Luonnonkukkien päivää vietetään 14.6.  Päivän tavoitteena on kasvituntemuksen ja -harrastuksen edistäminen sekä yhteisten luontokokemusten tarjoaminen mahdollisimman monelle. Tänä vuonna teemalajina on tupasvilla.

Luonnonkukkien päivänä järjestetään kukkaretkiä ympäri maata. Retket ovat 2–3 tunnin mittaisia, maksuttomia ja avoimia kaikille kiinnostuneille. Lisätietoja: Suomen luonnonsuojeluliitto, Marja Haatanen, puh. 044 559 9755, luonnonkukat@sll.fi

Geum rivale

Vicia cracca

Geranium sylvaticum

Participating, of course, in

Mosaic Monday

as well as in

I Heart Macro

Have a lovely (wildflower) day!


  1. Kiitos vinkkauksesta! Ja ihania kukkakuvia jälleen kerran!

  2. Truly beautiful, my friend! Thank you for sharing such loveliness with us. Hugs

  3. Gorgeous images, the wildflowers are all beautiful. I would like to go on a wildflower walk. Have a happy day!

  4. Hello Sara,
    Now I had not a wild day, but I love very much wild flowers. They are very nice and when I walk I do it always with my camera. So I have a lot of beautiful flowers discovered in recent years.
    Your photo's are also very beautiful!

    Love, Gerry

  5. I love the idea of a wildflower day and your photos are perfect in showing off the beauty of them. Have a beautiful weekend Sara.

  6. Oh Sara, such beautiful wild Flowers! I do recognize some of them. I love the blues and purples...

  7. Kauniita luonnonkukka-kuvia.
    Pidän erityisesti hiirenvirnasta :)

  8. What beautiful flowers and what a lovely thing to celebrate!! xx

  9. What a lovely notion of 'wildflower day'. I love to be surprised as I wander about and find treasures such as these. They are just fabulous to see.

  10. Kauniit kukat! Pitäisi mennä makroilemaan niitylle joku päivä.

  11. Beautiful images, each and every one a work of art created my mother nature.

  12. Beautiful! And I love the idea of a day to celebrate wild flowers. I wish we had that holiday!

  13. Gorgeous! What fun to celebrate the wild flowers with a special day. Lovely. Happy Monday!

  14. The last photo with all the wildflowers is the best collage of all Sara! I have geum rivale growing around our pond and I make sure to deadhead them right away or they seed all over. Their flowers attract some good food for the resident frogs.
    Thanks for linking to Mosaic Monday.

  15. Oh these flowers just melt my heart...so fabulous!

  16. Such an exquisite array of wildflowers! Thanks so much for sharing the love up-close with I Heart Macro ♥

  17. Beautiful! I especially love the wildflowers with the vibrant purple flowers.

  18. Your Finnish wildflowers are beautiful - I love all the blue and purple tones. I think it's great to have a day to celebrate wildflowers!


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