October 30, 2013

121 :: October Scenery

Jaana: First frost and snow of the season arrived in October, and also went away again. Today the length of day is 8h 01m, sunrise at 7:49 AM, sunset at 3:50 PM.

Kia: This month, the fall foliage helped me bear with the chilly and blustery weather. Today the length of day is 9h 21m, sunrise at 7:20 AM, sunset at 4:41 PM.

How did October 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 September, August, July, June, May, April, March, February and January.

We have been posting so actively for the past few months, up to three themes a week, that now we need a little break to recharge and gather new inspiration. We'll be back with more frequent posts as soon as possible, but for now we'll only post these monthly scenery shots. Enjoy and have a happy (snappy) day!

October 27, 2013

120 :: Feathered Friends

Jaana: Hooded Crows are one of the most familiar feathered friends found in Finland.

Kia: The Chaffinch is common and widespread throughout Scotland, except in the largely treeless areas of some of the remoter islands, such as the Outer Hebrides and Shetland, where it is scarce or absent.

October 23, 2013

October 20, 2013

118 :: Walking Among Trees

Jaana: Walking among birch trees...

Kia: It's leaf-peeping season! I've been enjoying walking in this woodland of deciduous trees.

October 16, 2013

117 :: Yellow Leaves

Jaana: Yellow leaves on a Norwegian Maple by the City Hall.

Kia: The yellow leaves of a Japanese Acer on a sunny afternoon.

October 13, 2013

116 :: Migrating Birds

Jaana: Although Waxwings are migrating birds, most of them overwinter in Finland if the year is particularly good for berries.

Kia: In winter many of the European Goldfinches present in Scotland migrate as far south as Spain.

October 9, 2013

115 :: Red Leaves

Jaana: Fiery red leaves of an ornamental chokeberry shrub.

Kia: Ivy leaves in their vibrantly red-colored autumn costume.

October 6, 2013

114 :: Red Berries

Jaana: Sunkissed red berries of a Crab Apple tree.

Kia: In Gaelic folklore, the native Hawthorn, also known as the Faerie Tree, marks the entrance to the otherworld. The berries are commonly made into jellies, jams and syrups, and used to make wine or to add flavour to brandy.

October 2, 2013

113 :: Fireweed

Jaana: Fireweeds are not so fiery anymore.

Kia: Now that it's autumn, the leaves of the fireweeds have turned reddish and orange.

You can view them in their summer costume in our Weeds post.