In the picture is an old nature school for children, and on the right side you see a new building, the white box, rising. Which one is better?
On Good Friday we saw this field, one white-tailed deer eating with cranes.
Today, at Good Friday, was a very cold day, only 0° C, 32° F. The sun was shining for a while. We were driving around to see some hints of disappeared spring. Our lake was sleeping under ice. Coltfoot was in bloom by a stone warmed by the sun. Two so different photos. Coltfoot is in Finnish leskenlehti, a leaf of a widow, maybe because it is alone in bloom so early in spring.
Kivi is a stone in English.
Ice on a lake Kyrösjärvi has turned blue, but it is still safe to go icefishing. Our spring is about two weeks late, nights are very cold.
It is raining, but we saw a finch in our feeding place today. We say here in Finland that is is two weeks to the summer when finches arrive.
These photos are from Kosmo´s album, because rain doesn´t look nice.
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A whooper swan is our national bird, and also the first signs of spring. A whooper swan is in finnish laulujoutsen. Laulu is a song and joutsen is a swan.
You can´t see the swans, they are on the other shore of this lake, sleeping on the ice. You see here how we use ice as a ice way over a lake. I was surprised that this way was still open for driving. There is a sign ” Jäätie”, it means Ice Way.
The nature has already hint of spring in her colours.
Vi-Purrs by Jeanne Foguth, the Sea-Purrtector Files Book 3
Close your eyes , feel warm winds of Haiti on your skin. Suddenly you see a car, a grey king cab, driving slowly. Behind the wheel is a man, a very hairy man, in the car sits two adult cats, one kitten, a rat and a chameleon.
Xander the Purrtector is, of course, there, the other adult is Sharkey. Do you remember her from the Red Claw? She has already finished her education and is a Purrtector herself, too. The kitten is Mischief, the stubborn apprentice of Xander. The chameleon is helpful Mars. The driver, Rufus, and the rat Scar are from the terrible laboratory of a mad doctor Moreau, who made weird creatures by mixing different DNAs.
Xander, “James Bond” of Catamondo, is again in Haiti to find out that the explosion in the lab really destroyed everything, because they have heard news that something weird is still happening. The Purrtector of the Dominican Republic has disappeared and somebody has an evil idea how to destroy the whole Catamondo. This mission is not the easiest, suddenly the furious hurricane hits the island and at the same time dangerous bird flu spreads rapidly.
Jeanne Foguth is obviously an expert of feline behavior and she compounds in a very lovely way our habits with cats every day life.
The book, as the Red Claw and Purr-a-Noia, has the same two levels, telling how it is possible to live all together, in peace. Just think the group in the car, they could eat each others, but no, they have a mission and they will succeed in it together.
I highly recommend this book to everybody , it is a book of very special cats, but also an adventure book full of information of Haiti, its flora and fauna, and a book of friendship.
Last year in March we were driving around this countryside taking photos. The days were sunny, the sky bright blue and the spring was so near.
Now the wind with wet snow is trying to hide us under white drifts.
So we sit inside watching ski competitions in Norway.
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 High-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.
An extraordinary spruce.
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.
Hi, it is me, Kosmo here. Look what I saw this evening in our yard.
A Snowcat! What a surprise!
Dad, please, let him come in.
Kaunista maaseutua vesistön varrella.
After the sunset all the colours disappear.
The sun and floating mist make together amazing lightshows for us.
These sunny and misty days have been excellent for taking photos.
This lake is Kirkkojärvi in Hämeenkyrö. This photo is taken in a village of Kierikkala.
Today, on Friday, the sun was going down, the weather getting colder and the mist was borning. Everything was painted with golden beams.
Photos taken in Hämeenkyrö 27.1.2017 about 4.00 pm.
We always say that we love nature, this is the proof for new followers. We live in that house inside the white circle.
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.
We have not seen the sun for weeks, the weather is getting colder, it is now snowing.
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.
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?
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.
We had Christmas without snow, but this year 2017 we started with a beautiful snow cover.
These photos are taken today in our garden.