August 28, 2013

99 :: August Scenery

Jaana:  August continued to treat us with sunny days and warm weather. It's been such a beautiful summer. Today the length of day is 15h 10m, sunrise at 5:43 AM, sunset at 8:53 PM.

Kia: August has been mainly cloudy, but everyone is still trying to enjoy the last few days on summer. Today the length of day is 14h 10m, sunrise at 6:14 AM, sunset at 8:24 PM.

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A reminder of how our sceneries looked like in July, June, May, April, March, February and January.

August 25, 2013

98 :: Garden Flowers

Jaana: Monkshoods are currently in full bloom. So beautiful!

Kia: The Purple Coneflower seems to stay beautifully upright no matter what the wind and rain does to it.

August 21, 2013

97 :: Apartment Building

Jaana: Apartment buildings by a canal in downtown Oulu.

Kia: Built in 1886, the Anchor Mill was originally a cotton spinning mill. Closed in the 1980s, it has now been restored and converted into luxury flats.

August 18, 2013

96 :: Flower Pot

Jaana: A humble little flower pot with geraniums in Hailuoto.

Kia: A rich flower pot display decorates a cottage in the village of Luss.

August 14, 2013

95 :: Small Bird II

Jaana: European Robins will soon leave us to go winter in milder locations.

Kia: A female House Sparrow is enjoying the feeble Scottish sun.

August 11, 2013

94 :: Tourists

Jaana: Tourists at the Senate Square in front of the Helsinki Cathedral, one of the main tourist attractions of the city.

Kia: Tourists looking towards The Storr, a rocky hill on the Trotternish peninsula of the Isle of Skye, and the Old Man of Storr, its iconic rock pinnacle.

August 6, 2013

93 :: Thistle

Jaana: The quite diminutive looking Creeping Thistle is one of the most common thistle species in Finland. It is largely considered a troublesome weed, esp. by farmers.

Kia: The Thistle is a humble wildflower which most people consider an annoying weed. The prickly-leaved, purple-flowered Scotch Thistle is, along with tartan, perhaps the most identifiable symbol of all things Scottish.

August 4, 2013

92 :: Heather

Jaana: Heather has been blooming lusciously this summer.

Kia: Heather growing on the sea cliffs of Isle of Skye.

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