Sunday, 2 June 2019


not many words in this post,
but about a million pictures
& a zillion memories behind them
from a week in the small Umbrian hilltop town
of Montefalco last summer.

a glimpse of the piazza above
turned into that fantasy setting
for velvety Italian evenings,
people gathered for a spritz 
before dinner,
while dark-haired, chocolate-eyed children
dart around on the square.
it's where we headed every night.

our home was down this little vicolo
about two minutes from the piazza.
the stone walls hid a simple, charming paradise.

after a week in Tuscany,
we loved the slightly more authentic vibe,
less tourists,
living more like locals.


all images shot in Montefalco.

Monday, 20 May 2019


At last came the golden month⁣
of the wild folk⁣
~ honey-sweet May, ⁣
& the flowers come out, ⁣
& the air is full of the sunrise scents ⁣
& songs of the dawning year.⁣

Samuel Scoville Jr., Wild Folk⁣

from a spring shoot yesterday,
model: Anastasiia Lokkila

Monday, 22 April 2019


Easter break.
we've been taking it slowly,
eating well,
overdosing on chocolate.

an excursion to the sleepy town of Loviisa
with its rows of wooden houses.
Ali Smith's Spring
on the go. 
and catching up on Unforgotten
~ she has a fan right here. 

beyond this little holiday bubble 
I'm happily cocooning in right now,
 things do seem in balance.
after a tough start to the year,
now a nice amount of work
without the stress.

a clear head
after a flu of a lifetime.

 so much LIGHT!

a date scribbled in the calendar 
for a creative shoot
that's all beauty
and about pursuing a dream of my own. 

I can easily beat myself up
for not pursuing my own thing enough,
but I'm learning to take that lightly, too.
the small steps taken with joy
leading wherever they should. 
just as long as they don't get forgotten along the way. 

“It’s dark because you are trying too hard. 
Lightly child, lightly. 
Learn to do everything lightly. 
Yes, feel lightly 
even though you’re feeling deeply. 
Just lightly let things happen 
and lightly cope with them... 

...So throw away your baggage 
and go forward. 
There are quicksands all about you, 
sucking at your feet, 
trying to suck you down 
into fear and self-pity and despair. 
That’s why you must walk so lightly. 

Lightly my darling, 
on tiptoes and no luggage, 
not even a sponge bag, 
completely unencumbered.”

― Aldous Huxley, Island

With light,


Friday, 5 April 2019


well hello again, light & life.
that's what it feels like
on this quiet Friday afternoon
when a fever has subsided
& the flu taken a more mellow form. 

today, my lens seeking 
natural tones & forms,
the body a slow pace,
the mind some rest. 

with these,
I wish you a light-filled weekend.


Friday, 29 March 2019


... I'm ready
for your new winds to blow,

 listen attentively
to your soft call,

take heed,
get lost in wonder.

"It is spring again.
The earth is like a child
that knows poems by heart."

~Rainer Maria Rilke


Saturday, 23 March 2019


oh boy
has it been a while
since I've shown my face over here.
despite my best New Year's intentions
not to get too swallowed up in work,
I got gulped right down...
but I'm resurfacing.

last weekend we gathered our little family
& headed over to a sleepy seaside town
on the south coast.

the air was thick
in mist, drizzle & hanging clouds
as we walked
around the area of villas
still deep in slumber.

we had a swim
at a newly-opened spa,
where the vast windows 
opening towards the endless grey sea sky
made the swim in the soft water of the indoor pool
feel like you were part of infinity. 

dinner in a quiet, candlelit restaurant
feasting on delicious local harvests
rounded it all off.

I swear I left kilos of stress
right there on those silent beaches
ready to hitch the next wave.
good riddance I say.
ready for fresh winds.


all images shot in Hanko last weekend.

P.S. There seems to be an issue
with commenting right now.
I'll look into it! 

Friday, 22 February 2019


it's 3.30 pm.
i just made the bed.
holiday mode.
yesterday my daughter & I
did a shop crawl.
she picked out decorations 
for her birthday party,
i went a little mad
in the flower shops.
had to finish off
with coffee,
hot chocolate
& cake of course.

it's been a week 
of not doing much of anything,
which has felt like everything right now.

it's cold,
but the light that floods in
whispers s p r i n g.
i'm sensing vibrancy in the air
that's opening up the senses.

tomorrow it's time for a sleepover party.
she'll be thirteen
& i can't quite believe it.
for me,
a few more days of relishing
the light,
the flowers,
the coffee that overflows,
pages of a book 
that beckon. 

wishing you a lovely weekend!


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