Welcome to Villa Emilia (My Woodland Garden), a photography blog with a slant towards gardening and nature. An amateur gardener and photographer, I hope to share beautiful moments with you through pictures. Let me know if you like them!

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Zen :)

Nämä kuvat kevätpurosta metsässä ovat odottaneet postausta jo jonkin aikaa, ja nyt on niin paljon kiirettä ja stressiä, että on hyvä aika julkaista ne. :)

These photos have been taken already several weeks ago. The snow has disappeared by now and the woodlands look more green. I hope you can feel the refreshing scent of the woodland and enjoy the babbling of the brooklet.

For fun and for an extra calming effect, I added also some photos of piled pebbles. :) The small stones have been picked on the shores of the Lake Kinneret.

Hyvää viikonloppua!

Have a lovely weekend!


  1. Kaunis tuo sammalturkki. Tekisi mieli sitä silittää ja painaa pää siihen.. Ihanaa viikonloppua!

  2. Dear Sara,
    such beautiful nature photos. I love them very much.
    Wishing you a wonderful weekend. Many hugs ... Dorothea :-)

  3. Zen toteutuu. Noiden kuvien katseleminen virkistää ja rauhoittaa ihanasti. 🌲 Ihanat vesien virtaukset.

    Meillä on pihassa jonkin verran kiviä, mm. vanhat kiuaskivet. Nautin niiden näkemisestä pihassa käyskennellessäni, mutta en ole kokeillut tuolla tavalla pinota. Nytpä tuli siihen halu 🙂

    Habe a nice rest of the weekend. 🌹

  4. Hello Sara,

    Beautiful photos! I love the silence in them.

    I wish you a nice weekend!


  5. Beautiful photos Sara. I love nature. At the beach we leave a zen :)
    Good weekend.

  6. "...the refreshing scent of the woodland and enjoy the babbling of the brooklet."

    Nothing could be more delightful... Thank you! For all the lovely photos.

    And I especially love "the babbling of the brooklet." Happy sighhhhh....

    Many gentle hugs,
    Luna Crone

  7. Beautiful peaceful photos. Thanks for sharing these with us. Have a blessed day and a wonderful weekend. Madeline

  8. Such beautiful photos Sara. They look so calm and peaceful.

  9. Sara, your photos are so gorgeous and tranquil! Thank you so much for sharing, and I hope you have a wonder filled weekend! :)

  10. Ihanat kuvat ja tunnelmat.
    Mukavaa viikonlopun jatkoa.

  11. Ihan kuuluu veden solina tänne asti :)

  12. I can certainly feel the scent. :-)

    Re my second surname (I am assuming that's the one you meant :-D), in Spanish we pronounce words the same way they are written. Probably ti doesn't mean much to an English-speaker because English has many phonemes to a letter. So, Goicoechea, is Goi (as in "boy")-coe (closed "o" and short "e")-chea (stress on "e" which is pronounced as the "e" in "met"). Hope that helps. :-) By the way, it's a Basuqe surname. Long story behind it.

    Greetings from London.

  13. So magical and peaceful... When I was a little child, my grandfather and I often walked around “our” woodland, along the babbling brook to its source... I loved it so much… :-) Hugs!

  14. Upeita kuvia!
    Aurinkoista sunnuntaita toivottaa uusi lukijasi Hannele...:)

  15. Veden väreilyä ja auringonsäteitä sammaleilla,
    keväisen luonnon kauneutta <3

  16. Kaunista, ja rauhoittavaa kaiken kiireen keskellä!

  17. Kuvat täynnä luonnon rauhaa

  18. thank you for this delightful virtual treatment my dear Sara!!!
    what a perfect timing,i really needed this.
    the one you repeated is truly therapy

  19. Ihanat veden välkkeet ja sammalen pehmeys! Kivi kiven päälle ...

  20. Hienoja sammalkuvia. Toivottavasti kiireesi helpottavat pian!

  21. Ihanan rauhallisen oloisia kuvia! Voisin kuvitella että tuolla mieli lepää;-))

  22. absolutely relaxing! have a lovely week!

  23. Streams are so endlessly fascinating, aren't they? You captured all the peace they bring. I also love your pine tree shining in the sun. Beautiful!

  24. A natural Zen garden. Peaceful and calming place -- just perfect.

  25. Boa tarde, maravilhosa selecção de boas fotos a mostrar a única e bela natureza.
    Continuação de semana feliz.

  26. Nature's zen garden, peaceful and with simplistic beauty. The stones are an awesome collection, nicely flat and lightly coloured. I'm forever picking up interesting looking stones. :-)

  27. Nice! That first photo with the three stones is a keeper.

  28. So, so lovely... I think that I'm not the only one looking for some relaxation while walking in nature!... ;) :) I need so much zen...smile emoticon; I'm always trying to see little wonders in leaves, waters and various sceneries, as possible; nature has the ability to let us see much more than we can think... as you mentioned we can "feel the refreshing scent of the woodland"; how lovely said! All your aspects captured are magical. A wonderful series, as a delight for eyes and soul, as always.
    Many thanks for sharing them with us. Best regards and a great sunny month of June, to you!

  29. My sort of Zen, great photo's.

    All the best Jan


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