For the past couple of weeks we’ve really been pampered in Finland, the temperature has been as high as +28C in the capital area. It feels like the nature decided to skip spring and go straight for summer!
I just love the delicate shades of green in the nature this time of the year. There are so many flowers blooming, even the cherry trees took an early start. If you are in Helsinki you should definitely make your way to the Roihuvuori kirsikkapuisto for the Hanami this Saturday. There are 250 cherry trees blooming! Absolutely beautiful.
The sound of hundreds of birds singing everywhere is wonderful after the long winter. Especially blackbirds and nightingales, their songs are mesmerizing.
It’s truly a blessing to have clean and versatile nature to enjoy… Even a short walk out in the nature will put your mind at ease. Enjoy the early summer!
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!
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.
The bed of reeds is gently moving with the wind.
Dried flowers remind us of last summer.
Catkins with their soft fur like tiny little kittens climbing on the willow.
Aspen with beautiful details, looks almost like a painting.
Birch tree having buds, ready to bring the green shade back into the landscape.
And coltsfoot peaking through the ground, reminding us that sunny summer days are almost here! Enjoy the Spring….