Saturday, 25 June 2011

Midsummer moments



It was supposed to be Midsummer in town, but we ended up driving towards the wooden town of Tammisaari yesterday, taking the idyllic, windy roads back home late in the evening. And today some strawberry picking on a farm, we now have a fridge and freezer abounding in red goodies. No doubt yummiest when eaten fresh or with a dollop of cream, but any favourite recipe ideas for those stashed in the freezer are more than welcome! Anna Järvinen provided my midsummer soundtrack.


Piti tulla kaupunkijuhannus, vaan ajelimmekin eilen Tammisaaren suuntaan ja sieltä idyllisiä kärrypolkuja takaisin. Tänään taas Tuusulaan päin mansikoita poimimaan. Nyt on vatsat ja pakastinkin punaista pullollaan, hyviksi todettuja mansikkareseptejä otetaan kernaasti vastaan. Kotimatkalla huikohetki Halosenniemen rantakallioilla, siellä tulee aina yhtä sanomattoman vaikuttunut olo. Anna Järvinen säestää. 

16 comments:

  1. Love the flowers and the little girl!

    Salut!
    Franka

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  2. Vau, mitä kuvia! Näistä välittyy keskikesä ihan täydellisesti. Suloinen tyttö! En ole koskaan käynyt Halosenniemellä, pitänee korjata vahinko. :)
    Aurinkoisia päiviä!

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  3. Such an enchanting post ... thank you!
    Of course it's Midwinter here but even so the sun is shining this Sunday ...

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  4. So lovely all the details of these homes and the drive up was spectacular!

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  5. Lovely photos so beautiful!!!!
    Kathrine

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  6. This post is beautiful. Your photos are always fab. Flowers from the hedgerow - wow! Sinead

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  7. Kauniita kuvia, ihana tunnelma. Mansikkakakku on ehkä parasta mitä tuoreista mansikoista voi tehdä! :) (paitsi tietenkin syödä mansikoita sellaisenaan)

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  8. hauskaa jussia kuumasta Atlantasta, ihania kuvia Suomen parasta!

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  9. What beautiful pictures... so lush, green, and my favorite- blue/purple flowers.

    Enjoy the berries!

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  10. Thank you for your kind comment, it really warms my heart. Hugs!

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  11. Lovely post, I love flowers and plants. Here in Madrid is so hot and there are so much noise and so much cars.
    Read your post make me feel so good.
    Have a nice day!

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  12. Oh, so beautiful! It makes me want to come to Finland even more...

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  13. Franka, Thanks, love my little girl, too :)

    Tuire, Puolivahingossa päädyttiin juhannuksena 'kulttuurimaisemiin', suunnitelmia ei ollut lainkaan. Idyllisiin meri- ja järvimaisemiin pääsee
    tosi nopeasti täältä kivikaupunginkin keskeltä.

    Barbara, Strange to think you're in the middle of winter over there, although luckily it's probably not treating you as harshly as our last winter treated us :)

    rva Reipas, Kiitos, kauniita kolkkia tosiaan.

    polkadotpeticoat, The picture of the road up the hill was taken in the small village of Fagervik, it's a real gem.

    Kathrine, Thank you so so much, warms my heart :)

    Urbanstems, Thanks! There seemed to be lupins all over the place, unfortunately the ones we picked have withered now :)

    Netta, Mansikkakakku on kyllä ihan ehdoton. Jos noista pakastetuista tekisi jossain vaiheessa vaikka vähän hilloa.

    pia, Kiitos toivotuksista, hyvä kuulla, että sielläkin tarkenee :)

    MissBliss, Thank you - nothing better than free flowers on the roadside...

    Sussi's värld, Thanks and hugs!!

    loquelvientosedejo, I must say we are lucky that the countryside is right on our doorstep, even though we live in the centre of the capital. It's wonderful to hear the sound of waves, birds and leaves rustling in the wind. So calming. Take care x

    dancingbeastie, Ooh, you should definitely come x

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  14. This is what I imagine heaven looks like!! Simply beautiful!!! :)

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