Book Review. Purranoia by Jeanne Foguth.

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Xander the Hunter, one of Catamondo´s Purrtectors, receives a message from Haiti. Purrsey Lourdes, Purrtector of Haiti, tells that her country is in revolt. She needs help and advice how to keep peace on her jurisdiction.

Xander reads her message for the tenth time, and recollects how beautiful eyes she has. So who can say no, and Xander sails with Whispurring Winds to Haiti.

There starts an adventure, dangerous and twisted. Following Xander`s paw prints a reader gets to know Haiti, is`s history, religion, people and it`s animal kingdom and Xander finds out there is now really something wrong, as Purrsay said.

Xander gets new friends and enemies.He learns to know what is wrong and where.  Who is that lovely little girl using a pink flower as a rain hat, why Xander is having a talkative scarf?

Reading this book like an adventure book, I had a feeling I am adventuring with Xander ” James Bond” Hunter. These two heroes have an ability to make sudden and  right decisions and also react immediately. They know  Hi Tech equipments and they really use them. They both remember beautiful eyes, too.

This book has, like Red Claw, many levels, it is an adventure book with a social meaning. This book shows how important is education, health care to every one, cats, dogs, humans. It is also  a book against racism. Jeanne Foguth has a talent to tell all these issues in her own way. The riots started in this book when kittens and puppies were planned to have only one school.

If you want to know about the end of this book, I tell you it is really a happy end.

 

 

 

 

Skiing.

In Finland every municipality has places for skiing, big centers or smaller ones.In small places are only ski tracks and maybe a hut with a possibility to make fire like this one we visited today in Vatula, in a town of Ikaalinen.

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A hut.
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Do you see those small windows?
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Guide signs. Reitti and ura means route, kota is a hut, laavu is a wicket.
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Traffic signs. Dogs have their own park near ski tracks.

 

 

Thousands of Bridges.

Finland is a country of thousands of lakes, islands and rivers. So we have always needed bridges, thousand of bridges.

Here is some of them, old and new ones.

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The old bridge of Inkula.
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A new bridge in Inkula.
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An old bridge in Soikka.
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A bridge in Laitila in winter.
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A bridge in Laitila at summer.
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A new and old bridge in Panelia.
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A bridge in Mansoniemi.
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A bridge in Puumala.

Kesäkuu. June. Июнь 2016.

We have now a winterstorm with heavy rain. So it is an excellent time to look back to the days and light nights of last summer. All these photos are taken in the evening or at night.

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Midsummer night by the Gulf of Bothnia, Kasala, near the town of Kristiinankaupunki.
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Laitilansalmi, the strait of Laitila, Hämeenkyrö municipality.
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Water lilies, Karvianjoki, the river of Karvia, Kurikka.
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A field full of hare´s-tail cottongrass, Kurikka.

Sleet and flowers.

The world here is totally grey, rain, sleet, snow. I was looking photos in the computer, some many photos, waiting something to happen, so here is flowers for this grey Tuesday.

What do you do with thousands of photos in your computer, just keep them there or do you have cleaning days to destroy some of them?

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My Christmas Tree.

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My name is Kosmo and I live in faraway Finland. I got my own Christmas tree in the beginning of December. Dad went to our forest and when he came back, he had this tree for me. He put it outside the kichen window, because I am laying around and watching the garden on a windowsill. So I have been able to see it all the time. Oh, I forgot, it has candles, too. This photo is taken on Tuesday after snowing, it still looks very pretty.

 

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The Liebster Award.

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Our blog, Photofinland, was nominated by Jeanne Foguth, Jeanne Foguth´s Blog, for the Liebster Award.

Thank you, Jeanne, this nomination is a great honour to us.

These are rules to follow:

1. Thank the person what nominated you.

2. Answer 11 questions.

3. Compose 11 questions.

4. Nominate and notify new blogs.

5. Post the Award Badge and Rules.

These are the questions:

Do you have interests that keep you busy, but that you don’t blog about?

Yes, many.

2. Be Honest: Do you read long posts from beginning to end? Or do you quickly skim through the post, scroll to the end and hit the Like button?

I never hit the Like button, if I don´t like. The long posts I read when I have time.

3. Do you prefer to read the book or watch the movie?

I prefer to read books, no movie is better than my imagination.

4. When making decisions, do you go by gut feeling or reason?

Difficult to answer, by reason mostly.

5. Do you still send hand-written letters or cards, or do you send emails and whatsapp?

I do both, I like to send hand-written cards. Email is easy to use. What is whatsapp?

6. If you could go on a time travel for the day, to where and when would you go?

I would like to visit this country, Finland, and this village were I live about 100 years ago.

7. Do you know any poems by heart?

Some short ones.

8. Which conspiracy theory do you like best or think is weirdest?

No answer.

9. Imagine there’s suddenly no power for 3 months. Would you be prepared?

We will survive without problems.

10. What’s your favorite Music and Movie Genre?

I listen everything, but not Rap. Easier to say that I don´t like movies full of violence and killing.

11. Are you a night owl or are you up with the lark?

An owl.

My nominees:

Everyone, who has a bird as a pet. The reason for this nomination: the nominees have been almost all the time cat and dog owners, so here is a possibility for the bird owners to present their blogs.

Please, accept this nomination and answer these questions:

1. What kind of a bird pet you have?

2. Do you have other pets?

3. Do you have always liked birds?

4. When making decisions, do you go by gut feeling or reason?

5. Do you still send hand-written letters or cards, or do you send emails and whatsapp?

6. If you could go on a time travel for the day, to where and when would you go?

7. Do you sing a lot?

8. Imagine there’s suddenly no power for 3 months. Would you be prepared?

9. What’s your favorite bird?

10. Are you a night owl or are you up with the lark?

Thank you for reading!

Book Review: The Red Claw by Jeanne Foguth

redthumb This books starts from Bahamas where Xander the Hunter is sailing. He receives an email from Lady Mitzi Montgomery, her littermate Dame Esmeralda is catnapped, not in Bahamas, but in Jamaica. Xander the Hunter is the only cat in the whole world to find her.

So Xander must sail to Jamaica. He arrives to a small harbour and meets an interesting small, black and white girl with huge golden eyes. Her name is Sharkey, Shark Bait. And here starts the adventure.

Does Xander find Dame Esmeralda, what happens to the lovely Sharkey? Who is Mouse? These questions have answers, but not what you expected. The story is full of surprises.

I started to read this book like an adventure book, but this is much more. It is a book of friendship, love, understanding and taking care of each others. This book shows how important is education, healt care to every one, cats, dogs, humans.
This book has very many different levels, the main idea is always to take care of the weakest among us and accept everyone, race, breed, colour, backround are not meaningfull, only a good heart.

 

 

Vanha valtatie. An Old Highway.

This way was the main route, Hämeenkankaantie,  from South to North in Finland. It has seen much, postmen riding with urgent letters, some kings in their sledges, wolves, poor people begging for food in guesthouses, soldiers marching, tax collectors and now sometimes a car.

We use this old highway, if not too much snow,  at Christmas Eve, when we drive to a nearby town to light candles to the graves of our parents.

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Thank you for helping me!

The problems with my comments are not over. I have been writing comments to very many posts, quite many are disappering. It is also possible that you will get more than one comment in one post.  Please, I ask once more, check your spam.

This photo is taken yesterday, the sun at 2.50 pm.We live quite south, so we see the sun for six hours, but days are still getting shorter about three weeks more.The shortest day is 22.12,  the sunrise at 9.43 am. and the sunset 15.03 pm.

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