23 kesäkuuta 2017

Weekend in Black & White



As a photo this rainbow may not be any special, but it was really fabulous.
Photographed yesterday at 10 pm from the kitchen stairs.


Sorbus aucuparia var. Edulis





22 kesäkuuta 2017

Happy Midsummer!


Eino Leino (1878 – 1926) was a Finnish poet and journalist and is considered one of the pioneers of Finnish poetry. His poems combine modern and Finnish folk elements. The style of much of his work is like the Kalevala and folk songs. Nature, love, and despair are frequent themes in Leino's work. He is beloved and widely read in Finland today. His poem Midsummer is very well-known.


Juhannus

Minä avaan syömeni selälleen
ja annan päivän paistaa,
minä tahdon kylpeä joka veen
ja joka marjan maistaa.

Minun mielessäni on juhannus
ja juhla ja mittumaari,
ja jos minä illoin itkenkin,
niin siellä on sateenkaari.


Midsummer

Trusting, my heart I open and take
the daylight there to shine,
I want to bathe myself in every lake
and taste all berries fine.

Deep in my mind I celebrate Saint John
and the midsummer night,
and, in the evenings, If I cry anon
there's a rainbow bright.

- translated by Maria Magdalena Biela



Mittsommer

Ich werde mein Herz aufmachen
und den Tag glänzen lassen,
Ich werde jeden See baden
und alle Beere schmecken.

In meinem Kopf ist es Hochsommer 
und Feier und Mittsommer,
und soll ich abends weinen,
so wird es ein Regenbogen sein.

- übersetzt von mir



Gartenglück
Five on Friday
Kukkailottelua
Green Weekend
image-in-ing

Hyvää juhannusta! - Happy Midsummer! - Gute Hochsommer! - Feliz San Juan!

20 kesäkuuta 2017

Floral Bliss #26



It is Midsummer week. I connect to midsummer geraniums, lupins, cow parsley
irises and of course Midsummer rose - Rosa spinosissima.


When I was a little girl my father decorated with young birches
 both sides of the stairs. So birch branches belong still to my midsummer tradition
and actually any white & blue flowers bring the right midsummer mood.
Geraniums are not yet in bloom, but I gathered here some that are blooming right now.








Drymocallis rupestris Valkohanhikki


Photo from 2016


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Ihanaa juhannusta! - Happy Midsummer!