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Posts Tagged ‘Midsummer’


natural light nights in Finland…

Wednesday, June 21st, 2017

It’s midsummer weekend,

midnight sun, the sun remains visible…

I shot this the other evening

 

bright night 20.6.2017 at 22 29 pm by BLOGitse

 

Check how it looks in Northern Finland

 

Utsjoki: Tie970 − Nuorgam − Tenojoki: Play lifetime

 

Here’s a google map showing the web cam location

Nuorgam, Lapland, Finland

 

Nuorgam, Finland map by Google

 

 

On Wed 21.6.2017 at 7:24 it was Summer Solstice

it looked like this

 

Summer Solstice Wed 21.6.2017 in Finland by BLOGitse

 

 

We celebrated midsummer last Friday. The weather was perfect to stay up

till early morning…we had a couple (or more?) of bubbly, BBQ and sauna at midnight.

 

It was a beautiful night!!!

 

 

 

This is my first entry for

 

Theme Art summer challenge

 

‘art of goods’

 

🙂  🙂  🙂

 

Tämä on ensimmäinen työ Teemakuun kollaasin kesähaasteeseen

 

‘tavarataidetta’

 

 

Happy Midsummer 2017 by BLOGitse

 

Paint Party Friday

 

 

HAVE A RELAXING MIDSUMMER WEEKEND!

 

>>> land of the Midnight Sun <<<

 

 

MUKAVAN RELAA JUHANNUSTA KAIKILLE!

 

 

 

 

Mukavaa juhannusta! Happy midsummer!

Thursday, June 23rd, 2016

 

Finnish midsummer ‘juhannus’ is like a mega sauna party!

 

People escape to summer houses, cottages, tents…

People enjoy sauna, swimming in cold waters, barbecue, drinks, get drunk…

 

We are boring.

We stay at home.

 

We have everything here, enough good food and drinks –

sauna is not ready but we enjoy just to relax, be.

 

 

peony watercolor by BLOGitse

 

PEONY, watercolor

 

 

Paint Party Friday

 

 

peony midsummer 2016 bu BLOGitse

 

 

 

weekend #25 – Happy Midsummer!

Friday, June 19th, 2015

 

Leppoisaa juhannsta kaikille!

 

Happy Midsummer!

 

 

happy-midsummer-by-BLOGitse

 

 

I watched a video on YouTube trying to learn how to paint a cherry,

 

not perfect but it was good practise!

 

made with acrylics

 

 

Paint Party Friday

 

 

happy-midsummer-by-BLOGitse

 

Midsummer 2013 in Helsinki, Finland

Saturday, June 22nd, 2013

 

Midsummer 2013

 

It’s the biggest celebration in Finland – Midsummer.
We visited yesterday The Seurasaari Open-Air Museum to have a look how

they were getting ready for the bonfire festival later in the evening.

 

‘Most of the buildings and structures in the Museum are from the 18th and

19th centuries, mostly agrarian buildings made from wood.’

read more on wikipedia

 

 

Midsummer_1 in Seurasaari by BLOGitse

 

 

Midsummer_2 in Seurasaari by BLOGitse

 

 

 

Shadow Shot Sunday2

 

 

Sundays In My City

 

 

 

I’m going to have a break again – it’s summer and I want to be free to come and go.

 

Happy summer holidays to everyone!!!

 

 

Happy summer holidays by BLOGitse

 

 

makroviikko/macro week challenge #13

Wednesday, June 22nd, 2011

 

makroviikko #13 /macro week #13

 

 

makroviikot/macro week

 

teema/theme: kesä/summer

 

macroweek #13 'summer' by BLOGitse

 

Mukavaa jussia kaikille!

Have a nice midsummer!

 

 


 

WO*IMA #72 = your WOrds my IMAge

Friday, June 25th, 2010

you give me WOrds 
and 
I give you an IMAge 

= 

* * *  WO*IMA * * *

my IMAge #72:

As usual you have time 

till Sunday 6 pm CASABLANCA time
Here’s a link to world clock 🙂 
kuten ennenkin aikaa on sunnuntaihin asti klo 18 Casablancan aikaa

Don’t know what WO*IMA is about?
Every Saturday I give you an IMAge.
You give me YOUR OWN WOrds: thoughts, a quote, a poem etc.
however the IMAge i n s p i r e s you. 
On Sunday I’ll publish your WOrds WITH YOUR LINK.
You can check previous WO*IMA posts to get the idea. 
ps. IF this is your first time here 
please add your blog URL in your comment like http://BLOGitse.blogspot.com,
helps my work, thanks! 🙂


Have fun!


in Finnish: Et tiedä mistä WO*IMAssa on kysymys?
Joka perjantai/lauantai postaan kuvan johon toivon teiltä OMIA sanoja: 
mietelauseen, runon, letkautuksen jne. 
mitä kuva mielikuvissanne herättää.
Sunnuntaina julkaisen sanat KIRJOITTAJAN LINKIN KERA
Voit tutkailla aiempia WO*IMApostauksia päästäksesi jyvälle.
Huom! sanat tulee kirjoittaa englanniksi TAI englanniksi ja suomeksi.
EI vain suomeksi.
Täällä ei kiinnitetä huomiota kielioppiin tai kirjoitusvirheisiin.
Muutama sanakin riittää jos kieli ei syystä tai toisesta taivu! 🙂
Tule rohkeasti mukaan!
ps. jos osallistut ensimmäistä kertaa laita kommenttiin blogisi URL, esim. http://BLOGitse.blogspot.com
Se nopeuttaa minun hommaani, kiitos!
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LEPPOISAA JUSSIA KAIKILLE LUKIJOILLENI!


HAPPY MIDSUMMER TO ALL MY READERS!

Midsummer images…blooming in our back yard…

Sunday, June 21st, 2009













Welcome to Helsinki, Finland!

Friday, June 19th, 2009

“Before 1316, the summer solstice was called Ukon juhla, after the Finnish god Ukko. In e.g. Karelian tradition, many bonfires were burned side by side, the biggest of which was called Ukko-kokko (the “bonfire of Ukko”). After the celebrations were Christianized, the holiday is known as juhannus after John the Baptist (Finnish: Johannes Kastaja).

Since 1955, the holiday is always on a Saturday (between June 20th and June 26th). Earlier it was always on June 24th.

In the Finnish midsummer celebration, bonfires (Finnish kokko)are very common and are burnt at lakesides and by the sea. Often two young birch trees (koivu) are placed on either side of the front door to welcome visitors. In Midsummer night the sauna is typically heated and family and friends are invited to bathe and to grill.

In folk magic, midsummer was a very potent night and the time for many small rituals, mostly for young maidens seeking suitors and fertility. Will o wisps were believed to be seen at midsummer night, particularly to finders of the mythical “fernin bloom” and possessors of the “fern seed”, marking a treasure. An important feature of the midsummer in Finland is the white night and the midnight sun. Because of Finland’s location spanning around the Arctic Circle the nights near the midsummer day are short or non-existent. This gives a great contrast to the darkness of the winter time.

Many music festivals of all sizes are organized on the Midsummer weekend. It’s also common to start summer holidays on Midsummer day. For many families the Midsummer is the time when they move to the countryside to their summer cottage by the lake. Often Finns spend the whole of July at the summer cottages. Midsummerday is also the Day of the Finnish Flag. The flag is hoisted at 6 pm on Midsummer eve and flown all night till 9 pm the following evening.” from Wikipedia


these images were taken 7.6.2009 while landing at 11 pm!
all 14 pictures here

Toivotan kaikille leppoisaa keskikesän juhlintaa!

breast cancer – my story part 3. CONT. rintasyöpä – minun tarinani osa 3. JATKOA

Thursday, June 18th, 2009
this is the latest picture taken today…yesterday we took off the bandages…
next report comes next week after my check-up on Thursday…

tässä on viimeisen, tänään otettu kuva…eilen otettiin viimeiset teipit pois…
aikamoinen kuristettu makkara on tuo kainalon haava…
seuraava tilannekatsaus tulee ensi viikon jälkitarkastuksen jälkeen torstaina…

Tomorrow Helsinki will be very, very quiet. Most of the people go to their summer cottages, visiting families and friends…It’s Midsummer!

Huomenna Helsinki on hiljainen…on juhannus…
Minulla on jääkaappi täynnä ruokaa ja saatan jopa käydä tuolla pihalla grillaamassa…Muuten haluan olla yksin iisisti. Tänään on ensimmäinen päivä ilman kipulääkkeitä, tähän asti on mennyt hyvin. Kunto ei ole vielä täysin normaali, joten en halunnut mihinkään sosiaaliseen hässäkkään mukaan…
Jaaha, pitäisi varmaan keittää iltapäiväkahvit ja jos vaikka kävis pienellä lenkillä ja sen jälkeen iltapäivänokoset…nukun joka iltapäivä noin tunnin torkut täydessä unessa…

Oletko matkaamassa maalle vai jäätkö kaupunkiin?


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