Beauty in the details

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Today I took a walk to the Suomenoja bird reservoir to see if there are already a lot water birds nesting. It definitely looks promising! There’s going to be an event on 7th May between 10am-3pm, so if you are into watching birds and nature photographs, it might be a good idea to visit!

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It’s an early Spring, snow has melt away but the green leaves and grass is yet to come.. Still, even the landscape is quite bleak, there’s beauty in the details.

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The bed of reeds is gently moving with the wind.

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Dried flowers remind us of last summer.

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Catkins with their soft fur like tiny little kittens climbing on the willow.

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Aspen with beautiful details, looks almost like a painting.

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Birch tree having buds, ready to bring the green shade back into the landscape.

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And coltsfoot peaking through the ground, reminding us that sunny summer days are almost here! Enjoy the Spring….

Espoo archipelago

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Today was a warm and calm summer day, so we decided to spend some time in the Espoo archipelago. There are many places from where you can rent kayaks and sup-boards. We started from Matinkylä beach. It costs about 20€ per kayak for 2h.

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The shore of Espoo has many islands and the landscape is beautiful. It’s really nice to get a different perspective to the city. If you are not into kayaking, then why not take one of the public ferries that sail between the islands.

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Vasikkasaari is one of the biggest islands which are for public. You can land by own boat or by the public ferry. There’s plenty to see and do. You can hike in the forest or just enjoy the scenery from the beach. You can have your own picnic or enjoy a good meal at the restaurant. We paddled around the Vasikkasaari.

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A big white swan swam by my kayak.

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It’s fun to circle around the narrow straits between the islands and admire both the nature and the hidden summer houses people have built on the islands.

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