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Category: Finland

it’s Midsummer!

Hi everyone! It’s the time of the year when most Finns are escaping to summerhouses or at least to countryside to BBQ, drink, swim, celebrate midnight sun. This is also the time when most Finns start their summer vacation, on average four weeks. I call this ‘Midsummer abstract’… Paint Party Friday   Hope you all

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snow snow by BLOGitse

more snow…

  Hi everyone! Oooh we got more snow, had to shovel some of it out from the terrace, this much we had it! Approx. 40 cm / 16 “       I’ve been painting, drawing etc. but just quick ones… This was really fast, ‘almost flying’     Paint Party Friday     Pilates

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18 hours 57 mins daylight in southern Finland

  Yes, it’s the longest day of the year today, 21.6.2018 Sunday 24.6.2018 we have one minute less daylight… Our summer is 94 days long. → ←   We’re enjoying midsummer at home, just relaxing. The other day I was doodling with charcoal and ink, mixing with some water.     details     Paint

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Jean Sibelius and Finnish music day 8.12.

Finland, Finlandia….

  Hi everyone!   After Finaland’s 100 yrs birthay in 6.12. we celebrate again.   8.12. is Jean Sibelius and Finnish music day.   Here’s one of my favorite Sibelius music, Finlandia.     “Finlandia, Op. 26, is a tone poem by the Finnish composer Jean Sibelius. It was written in 1899 and revised in

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Suomi Finland 100 yrs

Suomi Finland 100 years 6.12.2017

        Kehitys on ollut huimaa minunkin elämäni aikana, mitä mahtavaa tulevaisuus tuokaan tullessaan…   Kippis ja kulaus juhlan kunniaksi!      

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bright night 20.6.2017 at 22 29 pm by BLOGitse

natural light nights in Finland…

It’s midsummer weekend, midnight sun, the sun remains visible… I shot this the other evening     Check how it looks in Northern Finland   Utsjoki: Tie970 − Nuorgam − Tenojoki: Play lifetime   Here’s a google map showing the web cam location Nuorgam, Lapland, Finland       On Wed 21.6.2017 at 7:24 it

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one of my suns by BLOGitse

Fri 9.6.2017 sunrise 3:59 – sunset 22:42

  and we have full moon today here in Southern Finland! I wake up every morning 5 am because it’s so bright (I get up later though).   We’ve been painting outside walls, planted grass seeds (hopefully good ones), organizing furniture and stuff inside… This sun we bought from Egypt when we lived in Cairo…

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Sibelius, Kusama and me

  8.12.2016 is composer Jean Sibelius‘s day (8.12.1865 – 20.9.1057) I love his music.   Finlandia Hymn is mostly sung in Finnish but these guys sing it quite well in English, right?   There are lots of versions of this piece also called ‘A Song of Peace’.       The other day I visited

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finnsih-archipelago-26-11-2016-by-blogitse

post number: 1490

    wow, that’s true, this is 1490th post!   Last weekend we visited our friend’s summerhouse (used all year round). No snow.  The sea looked cold. But I found some really green spots and grey beauties…                           This gouache painting ‘Is there

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I need more light….

        I can’t wait brighter, lighter days!!!   26 days for winter solstice   How many hours do you sleep at night?   Normally I sleep 7-8 hours…but now I notice it’s difficult to get out of the bed in the morning even if I’m awake…it’s sooo dark!        

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