Photo-A-Day: May 28th 2017

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!

Photo-A-Day: May 7th 2017

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.

Photo-A-Day: April 3rd 2017

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…

Photo-A-Day: April 2nd 2017

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…

Photo-A-Day: March 16th 2017

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.

Photo-A-Day: March 1st 2017

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.

Photo-A-Day: February 26th 2017

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.

Photo-A-Day: February 25th 2017

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…