Seeds & weeds
Camoflage: white sheep in a birch wood!
A 2-kg pike that eventually got away.
Zelda fishing for freshwater mussels and small fish.
This cherry tree was a free gift from Tahvoset's Garden Shop when we had the ice-cream kiosk in Fiskars. This is the first year we have had a good crop of cherries but they are not ripe for eating yet.
Canada Geese. Noisy and they poop on our beach.
Mr and Mrs Crane
Mum, dad and baby crane
The 2015 Nordic blacksmith championships in Fiskars. Exhibition piece.
An exhibition piece.
One of the competitors working in the individual forging event for the Master Blacksmiths. The task was to forge the numbers from 0-9.
An exhibition piece on display at the 2015 Nordic forging championships.
A baby heron perched, rather ridiculously, on an alder tree on the lake shore. Mum had gone off fishing and this little one sat and waited for some food.
Butternut - Hunter
Japanese winter squash (Uchiki Kuri)
Butternut - Hurricane
WInter squash - Old Golden hubbard
Wild bee on the coriander. I have counted up to ten bees at a time on the coriander!
Pojo's local history museum of rural life.
A rotavator - Peter's grandfather had one similar to this
An electric fence
A trailer for summer or winter use!
A horse-drawn harrow
A coal basket, on a sledge.
Mr and Mrs Whooper with offspring. No name as yet.
Follow me... they seemed to know where they were heading but the fence got in their way. There is a gate towards the clover field and the pond but they missed it.
A pair for life. Whooper swans stick together: for better or worse. The young hang around for a year or two. This family will move south for the winter into Denmark, Sweden or even Scotland. They return to Finland in May.
A white-tailed deer, on the back field around 10pm on Mid-summer's Day. Looking straight at me.
A crane - grus grus - on one of the Rosendal fields.
This little fella is a raccoon dog ("supikoira" in Finnish) and he wandered under our window while we were eating breakfast. He was looking for frogs in the ditches, we had toast.
This river links the upper lake and the lower lake. I'm not sure it has a name but I'm going to call it the Iron River.
Salmon soup on the beach this morning... 12 C - and more than cloudy.
It's not only the bees that enjoy feeding off the dandelions. This butterfly guzzled away at the nectar in this flower for ages.
Violets - viola odorata
Wood anemones - Anemone nemorosa. These are abundant all over Finland.
On the edge of the cleared forest in Rosendal.
Cowslips... primula veris.
Cowslips are only found in Åland and southern Finland.
The red and orange flowers are quite rare.
The Hereford herd at Koskis Manor Farm near Salo in southern Finland.
A frosty morning 10 May 2015, around 5am, the lake looks almost frozen in the distance.
Wood sorrel peeping through the moss.
The river that flows down into Ovanträsk. A gurgling stream with clear water and mossy rounded rocks along the banks. Very pretty - why hadn't I ever walked over there before?!
A very, very old bridge that crosses the river that flows into our lake (Ovanträsk). There is no longer any trace of the road that crossed the bridge and continued up to Rosendal.
Fiskars village in October.
These marigolds are planted around the carrot tunnels to keep away the carrot fly.
The five hives in Espoo. The really nasty hive is second from the right. As you can see, it has been impossible to do any weeding, strimming or pruning etc for a few weeks.
The bees love borage.
Grey Wagtail with a big lunch. We have dozens of wagtails in Pojo, and I imagine they are helping themselves to our bees as well.
Juhannus (Midsummer) rose
Bee and creepy crawly in a Juhannus Rose
Green bug in a Juhannus Rose
April 20th, 2014 - Putting the jetty back into the water.
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