September 29, 2013

112 :: September Scenery

Jaana: The start of September was sunny and warm, but the month ended with cloudy and rainy days and plummeted temps. Today the length of day is 11h 28m, sunrise at 7:23 AM, sunset at 6:51 PM.

Kia: The weather this month has been rubbish, but this last weekend has been surprisingly sunny and warm. Today the length of day is 11h 44m, sunrise at 7:15 AM, sunset at 6:59 PM.

How did September look like in your corner of the world? Do share by leaving a link to your photo!

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

September 27, 2013

111 :: Sunflower

Jaana: A field of sunflowers greeting the passers-by.

Kia: A humble and solitary sunflower growing in the walled garden at Blair Castle.

September 25, 2013

110 :: Bridge

Jaana: A reflection of a bridge leading to Pikisaari islet.

Kia: The Fairy Bridge, near Dunvegan. According to a tradition, one of the chiefs of Clan MacLeod married a fairy; however, after twenty years she was forced to leave him and return to fairyland. She bade farewell to the chief at this stone bridge.

September 22, 2013

109 :: Rowan

Jaana: Unlike last year, there's hardly been berries on rowan trees this fall. Instead their foliage is spectacularly colorful.

Kia: The Yellow-berried Rowan (Sorbus Joseph Rock) has its branches adorned with bountiful jewel-like berries. They are very attractive to fruit-eating birds, and this is reflected in the old name "bird catcher".

September 20, 2013

108 :: Tea Room

Jaana: The Ounce, a tea room and shop in Helsinki.

Kia: A mouth-watering Afternoon Tea at the Willow Tea Rooms in Sauchiehall Street in Glasgow, known for its silver furniture and leaded glass work.

September 18, 2013

107 :: Pylon

Jaana: A close-up of an electricity pylon.

Kia: Pylons, with their geometrical structure, may be photogenic in their own way.

September 15, 2013

106 :: Art In The Park

Jaana: The Oulu Museum of Art recently celebrated its 50th anniversary with an art exhibition at the Hupisaaret park area. This piece, created by Essi Korva, is called 'Connection'.

Kia: Glasgow authorities have innovatively chosen street artist Sam Bates to paint in areas previously "plagued" by graffiti, like in Kelvingrove Park.

September 13, 2013

September 11, 2013

104 :: Crop

Jaana: Oats and barley are the most grown cereal crops over here, largely for feeding livestock.

Kia: Oat is one of Scotland's main cereal crops. Oatmeal and rolled oats are used to make traditional Scottish food like porridge, oatcakes and haggis. Most oats are grown to feed farm animals.

September 8, 2013

103 :: Thistledown

Jaana: Thistledown of the Creeping Thistle.

Kia: Thistles are still beautiful when they turn into soft feathery pillows.

September 6, 2013

102 :: Statue II

Jaana: The Lauttamies (raftsman) statue is located by the Kukkolankoski rapids in Tornio. It was unveiled in 1961 in memory of the men who once rafted timber on the Torniojoki river.

Kia: This bronze statue has been erected in Glasgow in 1992 in memory of the Scottish cartoonist and poet Bud Neill; it features the sheriff Lobey Dosser with Rank Bajin in handcuffs, astride Elfie, the only two-legged horse in The West. The statue itself has the unique distinction of being the world's only two-legged equestrian monument.

September 4, 2013

101 :: Bales

Jaana: It's rare that you see anything but fodder bales overhere these days.

Kia: It's harvesting time in the fields around Aberlour and a tractor is making the single bale wrapper work.

September 1, 2013

100 :: Heritage (Museum)

Jaana: The Sailor's Home Museum is located in the oldest wooden building in Oulu. In the past it served as  a Southern Customs Office, but now it's been furnished with items typical for a late 1800s sailor's home.

Kia: The Skye Museum of Island Life is a fascinating village of thatched cottages, showing how people would have lived on Skye at the close of the nineteenth century. Note the thatched roof held down with a net weighted with large stones as a protection against high winds and stormy weather.

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