I can see out onto the balcony when I’m sitting at my desk. Now that we’re keeping the balcony door open most of the time this means that I can see what the cats are up to when they’re out there. They definitely like the opportunity to be on the balcony!
It’s getting beautifully springlike here in Finland. Or at least in our part of it. The last few days have been lovely. Warm and sunny. Flowers are starting to grow. The grass is turning greener. And buds are appearing here, there and everywhere.
Early this afternoon I was snuggling on the bed with Sampson. I had my snuggie on at the time, and when I got up to leave I had to slip out of it so as not to disturb the cat. He’s been sleeping on it pretty much non-stop since then!
Sometimes bystanders can really make a photo. The pop of colour from this person’s coat, for example, really adds to the scene. Well, I think so in any case.
During the winter here in Finland the ice often gets thick enough that people walk across it. In seven years of living here I’ve still not done it myself. Perhaps it’s because, growing up in England, it was very rare for icy lakes or rivers to be safe to walk on, and the idea of…
Hello, birdie! This bird was a bit closer when we first spotted it, but by the time I’d got my camera out it had hopped further away. I zoomed in as much as my lense allows to take this picture. Ideally I would have moved towards it for a better picture, but it was already…
This picture doesn’t quite look how I’d hoped it would… I think it is a bit difficult to make out what you’re seeing. That big chunk of ice in the foreground was previously attached to the cliff-face, underneath the higher up chunk of ice.
This certainly isn’t the best picture I’ve ever taken, but I had to share it. Just look at that caught-in-the-act face! Lola knew full well that she wasn’t supposed to be in my box of adhesives, but the siren call of bubble wrap was apparently too tempting to resist.
I feel like I’ve used a very similar picture to this one before… There’s something striking about the red of the bucket against the white of the snow. And the haphazard way it’s been abandoned – the boys decided they could have fun with just spades, no need for buckets.
There seem to be loads of birds around lately. It continues to surprise me – it is still cold and wintery. If I had wings like them (and also didn’t have to work, like them) I would definitely fly off to somewhere sunny and warm. Perhaps with a nice quiet beach where I could just…