Fierce But Gentle Nature

The mountains, the forest, and the sea, render men savage; they develop the fierce, but yet do not destroy the human. ~ Victor Hugo Outeniqua Mountains found in George, South Africa do look fierce and protective. I have mentioned it before that Finland is a land of forests and lakes. Kuopio, Finland is one example…

Writing

Aah, writing! I won’t babble on about it; writing is on the wall… Of course, I would love to hear your interpretations of this text. 🙂 A splendid weekend! For more interpretation of the theme, please visit Ailsa.

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

Stillness

Within you, there is a stillness and a sanctuary to which you can retreat at anytime and be yourself. ~ Hermann Karl Hesse   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…

Breathe

Wilderness provides with plenty of space to breathe. Nature is abundant with wonder that stops me in my tracks, and I take a deep breath. Forest and lake nearby inspires me to walk slowly and breathe. And a splash of colour compensates for all the pollen in the air. “When you own your breath, nobody…

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. Nature, in her most dazzling aspects or stupendous…

Refreshing

Spring always refreshing, wipes away the skid marks of depressed winter days. Spring has returned. The Earth is like a child that know poems.” ~ Rainer Maria Rilke How refreshing! For a refreshing take on the theme, visit Ailsa.

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…

Abstract

Wish I had more to say, only but abstract eludes me. For more on abstract matters, please visit Ailsa.

Just Fluttering…

I wandered lonely as a Cloud That floats on high o’er vales and Hills, When all at once I saw a crowd, A host, of golden Daffodils; Beside the Lake, beneath the trees, Fluttering and dancing in the breeze. ~ William Wordsworth I know Wordsworth talks of daffodils but I chose daisies, because they are…

Back to the Routine

Routine, routine…what can I say about routine? Some say it’s boring but others argue that it “brings pleasure and a sense of safety”. Well you decide! My routine is a bit of both, that is, boring and exciting. A sequence of repeated actions almost everyday, for example, a cup of coffee first thing in the…

Inspiration

Nature is by far my number one inspiration. I take my cue from the well-defined seasons, each with a distinct characteristic. I wake up with nature in spring, and sprint to hug trees. I follow the melody of a loon in summer, in order to dance under the midnight sun. I hibernate and read sad…