Writing

Aah, writing! I won’t babble on about it; writing is on the wall…

Writing on the wall

Writing on the wall

Of course, I would love to hear your interpretations of this text.🙂

A splendid weekend!

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Sport

The score never interested me, only the game.”

~ Mae West

I don’t consider myself a sporty type and yet I’m always on the move, not to keep scores but to marvel at the wonders of nature.

Rowing and Canoeing

Rowing and Canoeing

I cannot begin to tell you how playing in the snow does for my thighs, legs and calves!

Snowshoeing

Snowshoeing

Doing things in extremes is not my goal but with cross country skiing, I can cover distances.

Skiing

Skiing

And my best is hiking. We don’t keep scores out there in the wild, just pitting mind and body against each other. The reward; inexpressible joy.

Hiking

Hiking

 

Hope you enjoy your weekend folks, whatever activities you participate in.

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Stillness

Within you, there is a stillness and a sanctuary to which you can retreat at anytime and be yourself.

~ Hermann Karl Hesse

Harbour in the evening

Harbour in the evening

 

I’ve been quiet. Finnish summer urges me to be silent (at least, in the blogsphere) because it’s short, best time to travel, and be still in nature. Some of my blogger friends know this already.

Happy Summer everyone in the Northern Hemisphere. And down South, may your days be filled with winter’s stillness!

Breathe

Wilderness provides with plenty of space to breathe.

Kilpisjärvi, Lapland

Lakes and Fells

Nature is abundant with wonder that stops me in my tracks, and I take a deep breath.

Yoga pose, perhaps?

Yoga pose, perhaps?

Forest and lake nearby inspires me to walk slowly and breathe.

Neighbourhood

Neighbourhood

And a splash of colour compensates for all the pollen in the air.

The Tulips

The Tulips

When you own your breath, nobody can steal your peace.” ~ Author Unknown

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Bedazzled

Yesterday was Earth Day. When I think of many ways Mother Nature dazzles us, I feel we should celebrate her everyday. Perhaps, in so doing, we would we see the need to protect her against pollution, global warming, overpopulation, natural resources depletion and the list goes on.

At the lake in spring

At the lake in spring

Nature, in her most dazzling aspects or stupendous parts, is but the background and theater of the tragedy of man.” ~ John Morley

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Refreshing

Spring always refreshing, wipes away the skid marks of depressed winter days.

And the tits will sing...

And the tits will sing…

Spring has returned. The Earth is like a child that know poems.” ~ Rainer Maria Rilke

How refreshing!

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The Squares

When I saw ‘Square’ as Ailsa‘s travel theme this week, I couldn’t help but think of books. Maybe it’s because I just came back from the library with a huge pile. As a voracious reader and book lover, I’m always on the look out for poistokirjojen myyntitori (library book sales). I go wild like a child in a candy store.

Gandhi's Reading Glasses @ Satyagraha House, Johannesburg

Gandhi’s Reading Glasses @ Satyagraha House, Johannesburg

What a miracle it is that out of these small, flat, rigid squares of paper unfolds world after world after world, worlds that sing to you, comfort and quiet or excite you.” ~ Anne Lamott

It’s time for me to disappear for a while and travel through time and space. Enjoy your weekend folks!