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19/02/2016

Memories 2015: Serenity






Hello and happy Friday! Today is the first anniversary of Amy's (new) Five On Friday and I want to share with you these five favourite photos of mine.






The photos are from our trip last summer in (and through) Sweden. Arrived to Kapellskär early on Sunday morning, we then drove on beautiful and tranquil countryside roads to Uppsala. I would have loved to see these views in the morning sun, but perhaps the cloudy weather increased the feeling of calmness.






With this cute Eurasian tree sparrow (Passer montanus), I will participate in Eileen's


There were many of these birds feeding (and chirping sweetly) in the field, unfortunately most ready to flit away if I moved too suddenly.






Have a lovely and relaxing weekend!









PS A tulip update: The babies shown in my previous post looked like this yesterday. They grow up so fast! :)






48 comments:

  1. Cornflower has been my favourite flower for ever !
    Olen lapsuudesta asti rakastanut ruiskaunokkeja.
    Tuo varpunen viljapellossa on söpö yksityiskohta :)

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    1. Kiitos, Rita!
      Ruiskaunokit ovat tosiaan kauniita, nykyisin vain niin harvinaisia. Löytyyköhän tuollaisia peltoja Suomesta? (Kertokaa kommenteissa!) Tuli mieleen, että olikohan noihin peltoihin kylvetty/annettu kasvaa ruiskukkia ihan maisemanhoidon vuoksi.
      Pikkuvarpuset olivat tosiaan söpöjä sirkuttelijoita, mutta niin vaikeita kuvattavia. :)

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  2. Oletpa aarteen löytänyt! Ruiskaunokkeja ei enää juurikaan näe viljapelloissa... Ihanaa zeniä ♥

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    1. Kiitos, Riitta! Oli tosiaan levollinen ja rauhoittava näkymä. ♥

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  3. Such beautiful, peaceful photos. Sweden is high on my list of places to visit. Have a lovely weekend. Barbara

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  4. wonderful images! and how exciting to see those little growth tips! have a beautiful weekend! <3

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  5. The blue haze of the cornflowers growing amongst the corn creates a beautiful image of serenity. A sweet bird. Have a good weekend!

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  6. I love visiting Swedan and am there most years. Lovely calm photos indeed x

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  7. Fabulous! I love the deep rich blue of cornflowers, what a lovely sight. :-)

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  8. Oh Sara
    Your photos are so beautifully composed - I feel as though I'm in that field of blue cornflowers with you.
    Isn't that little bird sweet - what a feast he's having!
    I would love to visit Scandinavia - I love that landscape.
    Shane

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  9. Fabulous photos, I just love the blue of the cornflower. I would love to visit Sweden, I have been to Norway and that was just stunning. Perhaps one day ... xx

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  10. Aha they are cornflowers! Last year we had magficent red fields of poppies, but I've never seen fields of blue so much. Very beautiful.

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    1. They are a rare sight indeed. In the past common in cornfields, cornflower is now endangered. My guess is that Sweden aims actively to preserve biodiversity in the agricultural landscape... and that's why we can still admire these beautiful blue fields.

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  11. I sow blue cornflowers every year Sara, whether from new seed or those collected from the previous season's flowers. How beautiful it would be to have a whole swath of them.
    I'll take a cloudy day over a sunny one always for better photos and truer colours and you have definitely created a sense of serenity with these photos.

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  12. Such beautiful fields with the lovely swath of purple. The photo of the bird in the midst of the field is great! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

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  13. You really are a talented photographer. The pictures of Sweden are beautiful. Have a lovely weekend, Pat

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  14. Beautiful photos. Have a blessed day. Madeline

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  15. Aivan ihania kuvia, tuo ruiskaunokki luonnossa on hurmaava. Ihanaa viikonloppua Sara!

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  16. Ihania ruiskaunokkeja! Niitä keräsin naapurin pellosta pienenä. Mukavaa viikonloppua!

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  17. Your summer memories photos are very beautiful. I love them all.
    Thanks for your visit. Have a nice weekend.
    Many greetings ... Dorothea

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  18. How beautiful.....I love cornflowers....summer will come.....happy weekend!

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  19. It is always a pleasure to see your beautiful photos, and especially of course today! Thank you so much for joining in the anniversary of Five On Friday, I really do appreciate it so much! Have a good weekend! xx

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  20. I can't wait for the cornflower blue to appear in my flower beds again! A gorgeous five xx

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  21. The drift of cornflowers are simply stunning in your photo. I'm used to seeing poppies but never a sight like yours.
    Great capture of the little sparrow. They don't stay still for long!!
    Have a great weekend Sara :)

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  22. I can see why these photos are favorites of yours...wow, they are stunning, my friend. I just loved the one with the sweet bird amonth the flowers.

    Have a wonderful weekend. Hugs!

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  23. You can't beat cornflowers for their beautiful blue and to see them actually in a cornfield is perfect - just where they are supposed to be.

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  24. Such pretty flowers, that shade of blue is my favorite color.

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  25. Kaunista ja rauhallista silmänkantamattomiin <3

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  26. Those are gorgeous photos! I love seeing the beauty of nature its kind of refreshing Sarah!

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  27. Great shots of the field and the bird and my Tulips are at the same stage of growth. Have a lovely weekend.

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  28. A wonderful series, Sara! That shot of the sparrow perching on a cornstalk is just wonderful!
    Have a wonderful weekend!

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  29. I fully understand these are favorite photos. I really love the stripes of cornflowers in the fields and the photo of the sparrow is just gorgeous.
    Have a nice weekend!

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  30. On niin kaunis tuo paikka. Ruiskaunokit ovat varmaan viherlannoituksen ja kauneuden vuoksi. Söpöt nuo sinun tulppaanisi, pian kukkivat!

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  31. These are beautiful views! I've never seen cornflowers in such abundance. They grew wild scattered up the laneway of my childhood home. The sparrow is very similar to our "house" sparrow ... cute :)
    Wendy

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  32. A lovely summery set of pictures which are so appreciated on a cold winter day!

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  33. No wonder so many Swedes settled in Wisconsin. The landscape looks like my neighborhood. :-) I bet it was a fantastic trip. The tulips are wonderful and shout 'Spring!'

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  34. Upeat maisemat! Mukavaa viikonloppua!

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  35. Beautiful photos, I love those cornflowers xx

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  36. That's a wonderful and pretty photo of the sparrow in the field.

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  37. I've seen fiery, red poppies in wheat fields, but these cornflowers are so tranquil. Your bulbs are amazing.

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  38. Being an avid bird watcher I especially appreciated the beautiful sparrow, but oh the wildflowers are also gorgeous

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  39. Blue cornflowers are the prettiest things. And such a wonderful big field of them! Happy weekend, Sara!

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  40. THANK YOU ALL for your lovely comments!
    Once more, you made my day. ♥

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  41. Hello Sara, I love this gorgeous post. The Sparrows are cute too. Beautiful images. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Sunday, enjoy your new week!

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  42. Such serene photos. Being a blue lover, I really love these little blue cornflowers. I must remember to pick up a pack of seeds for them this spring, love them for bouquets.

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  43. Gorgeous! Your photos bring back sweet memories of summer. We are in another cold spell here in Toronto so any shots of green grass and flowers make me VERY happy!

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  44. The second picture you shared is truly beautiful, Sara!

    Sharing snapshots at Captured By Jade

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  45. Thank you so much, Eileen, Linda, Bronwyn and Jade! ♥

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