August 29, 2012
Jaana: Something very traditional Finnish, pelargoniums on a windowsill of an old farmhouse at the Turkansaari Open-air Museum.
Kia: A typical dormer sash window at Castle Fraser.
August 26, 2012
Jaana: Garden Lupines are a true sign of summer to me, and since they are almost done blooming now, it must mean that fall is on its way.
Kia: Dahlias are now bursting into bloom in gardens all over Scotland and will flourish nearly nonstop into autumn.
August 22, 2012
Jaana: Ox-eye Daisy is the provincial flower of Central Finland. Ours (Northern Ostrobothnia) would be Labrador Tea.
Kia: Colorful Painted Daisies will be in bloom all summer through autumn, till frost.
August 19, 2012
Jaana: Finland is located in the northern coniferous zone a.k.a. the taiga. This is a very homely sight to me.
Kia: Pollok Country Park (Glasgow) has over 360 acres of woodland and open countryside within its boundaries. It's my favorite place to go for a relaxing walk.
August 15, 2012
Jaana: Northern Dragonhead (I assume) growing in front of an old pulp mill silo.
Kia: The bright-red flowers of the Crocosmia plant bloom for several weeks in summer. It is commonly known as Montbretia here in the UK.
August 12, 2012
August 8, 2012
August 4, 2012
Jaana: Suomenlinna is an inhabited maritime fortress located off the coast of Helsinki. It's been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1991, listed as a unique monument of military architecture.
Kia: The Old and New Towns of Edinburgh are a harmonious juxtaposition of two highly contrasting historic areas, medieval and neoclassical. They were inscribed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site in 1995.
August 1, 2012
Jaana: Scots Pine, the only pine native to northern Europe, is the dominant forest tree in Finland.
Kia: Monkey Puzzle Tree, a.k.a. Chile Pine, is popularly grown as ornamental tree in western Scotland.
From August on we'll be posting twice a week, on Wednesdays and Sundays.