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!

Kommentit suomen kielellä ovat erityisen tervetulleita! - Puoi commentare anche in italiano!

Thank you for your visit.

22/02/2018

Winter days - Talvipäiviä






Good morning!






Aurinkoista huomenta!






Recently, we have been able to enjoy sunny winter days... and low temperatures, -26 C this morning. The snow is dry and soft, I wonder if this could be called "champagne powder". :)






































A bunny? No, a hyperactive squirrel... :)






























Everyone's favourite:














Muistakaahan ruokkia pikkulintuja näiden paukkupakkasten aikaan! Hyvää viikonloppua!










Happy upcoming weekend!




49 comments:

  1. Oo la laa mahtavat kuvat. 🖤Hyvin tiesit että töyhtöpää saavuttaa suosiota meissä täällä kävijöissä

    Onpa erikoiset puuhat oravalla. Ihan kuin harrastaisi sukellusta, hah hah 😀🐿

    Oli siinä silmäruokaa ja vähän muutakin ruokaa 🍩 Kiva kun postasit. Aamulla just ajattelin että missähän olet 💕

    Meilläkin pakkasta reippaasti -17. Aamulla oli - 22. Luntakin hangiksi asti. Hyvää talven jatkoa !

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Täällähän minä. :)
      Hui, - 22 tuntuu siellä meren lähellä varmaan hyytävän kylmältä!
      Mukavaa viikonloppua, Rita! ♥

      Delete
  2. Beautiful, though rather chilly, pictures. Far too cold for me!
    I'm surprised to see a photo of a Crested Tit - a very rare sight in the UK, only being found in the far north of Scotland where they are by no means easy to spot.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you, John! It's interesting that you (in Cambridgeshire) can enjoy seeing long-tailed tits, something I only dream of.

      Delete
  3. Oh my!I love seeing your beautiful pictures!I think I wouldn't survive in such cold weather!How wonderful your post is...Just amazing!Hugs,dear Sara!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. With warm clothing you would easily survive, Maristella! ;)
      Big hugs! ♥

      Delete
  4. Such lovely winter photos. And I must say that chocolatey treat looks delightful.
    Amalia
    xo

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. And to be not-homemade, it was even rather tasty! :)
      xx

      Delete
  5. Wow, at minus 26 you still have full on winter, Sara. Here is has become quite mild and the last couple of days we had a lot of rain, which of course brings its own problems with localized flooding and ice floe blockages. Great shots of those lovely tits!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you, David! Great tits are easy to photograph this winter, they are many and they are everywhere.

      Delete
  6. What a nice frosty day, Sara! -26 C! Your photos are as always beautiful, show the weather, snowflakes, sun in fog. Love titmice and their tweeting, love watching them eating. I give birds sunflower seeds and lard.
    Happy week and stay warm!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you, Nadezda! You too, stay warm!

      Delete
    2. Congrats on Finnish athletes awards on Olympic games!

      Delete
  7. Sara! to say that your pictures makes me envious would be an understatement! I'm literally melting here with temperatures as hot as 45 c... have a wonderful day!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I so wish I could send you some cold air and you could send me some warm air! :)
      Big hugs!

      Delete
  8. Pretty snow, cute birds, but oh, how cold! Love seeing the glimpses of your winter world. Happy upcoming weekend!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you, Lorrie! Even if we had Camellias, they wouldn't be blooming yet. :) Happy weekend!

      Delete
  9. Ihania kuvia.
    Blogissani olisi odottamassa sinulle haaste.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Kiitos, Kruunu Vuokko! Seuraava postaus onkin sitten haastevastaus. :)

      Delete
  10. wow you can see the shape of the individual snowflakes! Brilliant stuff. Love the crested tit, a cold climes bird and not seen round where I am.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you, Si! The snow has been incredibly beautiful in these weeks. Unfortunately my photos don't do justice to its beauty.

      Delete
  11. Great photos, Sara. Enjoyed visiting you winter wonderland. Have a blessed day. Madeline

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you, Madeline! Sending you hugs and blessings!

      Delete
  12. Awesome pics of the snowflakes. Just what I needed in our heatwave. So glad you have sunshine, even if -26C!
    I can quit understand that your raspberry and apple [?] pie is everyone's favourite! It looks quite delicious, especially eaten on a cold evening. Your capture of the sun is brilliant. Someone gently holding it in reverence.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you, Helen!
      What you see in the photo is oven-baked pancake ("pannukakku" in Finnish). It's served topped with jam, fruit, molasses, whipped or ice cream... or, as in this case, (frozen) berries.

      Delete
  13. I love your pictures - they are simply perfect! In Austria the weather should also be very cold in the next days. I think we have to wait for spring a little bit longer than in normal years.

    Greetings Kathrin

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you, Kathrin!
      This winter has been like in the good old days, cold, beautiful, with much snow. :)
      Let's hope the next week's weather in Europe will not be as cold as predicted!
      LG

      Delete
  14. Hej Sara!

    Ja, nu är det den kallaste perioden på hela året men -26 grader kommer vi inte i närheten av. På dagarna blir det nästan varmgrader och vi har inte mycket snö, borde komma lite till.

    Vackra bilder som alltid och den lilla tofsmesen är min favorit!

    Kram!

    ReplyDelete
  15. Grazie, Sara, per averci regalato delle meraviglie. La foto con Halo e' la mia preferita...ma anche i micro cristalli di neve sono fortissimi!
    Anche a te buon weekend.
    Stay warm! xx

    ReplyDelete
  16. Oih..näitä sinun kuvia, niin suloisen kauniita aina❤ Ihanaa talvipäivää ja alkavaa viikonloppua❤

    ReplyDelete
  17. Upeat kuvat! Linnuille saa nyt tosiaan kantaa runsaasti ruokaa.

    ReplyDelete
  18. A lovely collection of winter scenes, dear Sara! Beautiful to see the snowflake and the icicle against the sunset. All the little birds and squirrels are so sweet. xx Karen

    ReplyDelete
  19. AhhhhhH what a delight to look at these charming photos dear Sara!!!

    i saw this type of bird feeder for the first time and i think this is good idea to hold on birds close to capture them more precisely :)


    Fabulous shots as always ,with special effects of serenity ,charm ,magic and creativity of your art of photography!

    last one is ENCHANTING!

    wishing you a lovely life with deep peace as your blog has my friend :)

    ReplyDelete
  20. Kauniita talvikuvia! Sudokut ei ole mun juttu, mutta tykkään kryptoista :)

    ReplyDelete
  21. Beautiful pictures. Real winter in Finland. But very beautiful! Such a nice photo of the squirrel.

    ReplyDelete
  22. Snowflakes amaze me, as there are no two alike. I love these pictures of all the snow around your neck of the woods, Sara. And those sweet birds - your birds are very different than ours here. The desserts look Yummy, and wish I had some to go with my tea right now. ; )

    Enjoy your Winter days. It's been really cold here and we have rain!

    ~Sheri

    ReplyDelete
  23. Voi kun on ihastuttavia kuvia! En ole pitkään aikaan käydytkään täällä, taidan katsastaa aiemmatkin postaukset samalla. Tervetuloa vastavierailulle :).

    ReplyDelete
  24. Bellissime immagini invernali!!
    buona settimana

    ReplyDelete
  25. -26°C in the morning! Ok, I won't complain anymore about the -10°C we had this morning. This coming week becomes also very cold here. And I also won't complain anymore about snow and ice which doesn't want to completely melt away here!
    I like how you caught all the cute animals with your camera. But I have to confess your snowy landscape does look wonderful!
    By the way I am in contact with Keity from Tokyo. Winter over there was also very cold this year: -1°C !!! I will meet her soon again.

    ReplyDelete
  26. Your winter pictures leave me breathless....gorgeous! Here we have had a strange February....lots of snow and then warm temps into the 60s and 70s melting it all. It seems now we are headed toward a giving way to spring with no snow, warming temps again and spring bulb growth just peeking through the soil.

    ReplyDelete
  27. Cute post Sara! I love the bird, the dessert of raspberries and that wonderful sunset.
    Beautiful post friend.
    Te deseo un buen martes.
    Besos.

    ReplyDelete
  28. Fantastic winter photos !!
    Greetings

    ReplyDelete
  29. What a beaut of a winter you are having, I did have a chuckle at the chocolate donut in the middle - well deserved I would say!
    Stay warm and cosy.
    Wren x

    ReplyDelete
  30. Hi Sara, even with snow the pictures
    are beautiful.
    How cute the bird.
    There are some countries that are very cold
    this year.
    This is the end of the summer.
    Good afternoon and thanks for your presence there.
    at home.
    Hugs.
    janicce.

    ReplyDelete
  31. So much beauties, dearest Sara! The last two pictures are breathtaking!
    Your little neighbours are very cute, they always make me smile. :-)
    The cake with raspberries looks so good... I'd like to eat it all. :-)
    And the photos of the snowflakes are amazing... Here, it has been snowing for over a week, and there were very cold days. Not so cold, as in Finland, but colder than usual here. :-) We already thought that this winter had been cancelled... but it's arrived finally.
    I wish a happy, wonderful week to you! Big hugs! ♥

    ReplyDelete
  32. What a great selection of photographs, a joy to see.

    Take Care

    All the best Jan

    ReplyDelete
  33. Thank you all for your lovely comments!
    ♥ Thank you! ♥ Kiitos! ♥ Grazie! ♥ Tack så mycket! ♥

    ReplyDelete


Thank you for your comment! It is very much appreciated.
It may take awhile, but I will always visit you back.

Kiitos kommentistasi!

Grazie del tuo commento!