Sunday, June 26, 2016

Midsummer ♥

I can't believe it's already midsummer! Or actually that's over as well....
I still have a few boxes of last summer berries in my refrigerator. Maybe it's the Nordic in me, but I never quite believe summer is really here until June is over and done. After years filled with brief moments of blissful warm followed by week of rain and cold, I just don't trust the season arriving early. But this year it really did. We've been living in wonderful full summer from early May and I couldn't be more thankful for it. We need to get rid of the last year berries soon. One week and my summer holiday will start!!










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Sunday, June 19, 2016

a lover of rain

I'm a little sorry for my children who spent Saturday mainly inside because of the rain that continued for three days. But I'm also happy because at the moment I find rain so comforting and relaxing. There is something I just love about grey skies that I can't quite explain. Rain and a good cup of coffee made my weekend perfect. Sunday was a little better weather-wise and yes, it was to good to get out and marvel all the green around us.

PLUVIOPHILE
(n) a lover of rain;
someone who finds joy
and peace of mind 
during rainy days











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Saturday, June 11, 2016

Working things out today

Forgive me the space between posts. Everything around me is in a whirl... work-wise mainly.
Waking up today on Saturday with no plans whatsoever feels wonderful. I realize spring is long gone and we are living in full Summer although the wind is chill and temperatures low.
Despite the weather I wanted to take a small walk with the girls picking up dandelions and blowing the seeds in the wind... Enjoyed it. It and things like eating dinner together, snuggling, laughing, holding hands and reading books in bed. Working things out.

"Like wildflowers; you must allow yourself to grow in all the places people thought you never would"















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Tuesday, May 31, 2016

A month in photos {May 2016}

May was surprisingly warm, extremely beautiful and so satisfying in every way. Sad to let it go yet excited to know we have full summer ahead! Summer we've been waiting for so long...

we will run and scream
you will dance with me
we'll fulfill our dreams
and we'll be free 


One of May favorites that somehow didn't make it to the collage...


And a little video for #mymonthlyscene



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Thursday, May 26, 2016

...and a little more flowers ♡

Just a few random pictures. Trees are blooming like never before! This spring is unbelievable!!








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Sunday, May 22, 2016

Blooming trees and #mymonthlyscene from May

Lilacs are opening. Apple tree flowers are in full bloom. And the rest of the world is vibrant green. Watch my little video in the end to see the monthly scene of  May captured.

SPRING
She wore the scent of early spring on her
delicate neck and every kiss I stole tasted of 
bright yellow flowers and buzzing bees.
-Michael Faudet













Thursday, May 19, 2016

#mymonthlyscene

I'm spending more and more time on Instagram and find it working much better than Facebook for picture sharing as well as keeping up with fellow bloggers and photographers and finding inspiration. Since attending Xanthe's Make Films Course I've shared videos as well and will be doing that in the future as well although I'm still waiting for my update that allows 30 second videos...

I love projects and as you might know it's my fifth year with "a month in photos" project. You are always welcome to join on the blog or on Instagram where you can join with #amonthinphotos hashtag.

Now inspired by Xanthe I'll start a new continuous project shooting a monthly scene and sharing it with #mymonthlyscene hashtag. And goes without saying: I would love to see you joining me!

I've always been drawn to the idea where you shoot the exact same spot or location to document the changing seasons and ongoing life. My idea is to capture just what it looks like at the moment... do the trees have leaves... is nature green, brownish or white...? Just a small glimpse to be able to look back and see the transformation. Photos of course work fine for this purpose but I'm thinking this will take it to the next level.
I'm starting this weekend and I've chosen three locations where I'm going to be shooting every month. A spot on our home street, another street we walk everyday to work, school and daycare and this certain rock near our home in the middle of a little forest.





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