30 October 2014

Dahlias





These dahlias were blooming at Korkeasaari,
Helsinki Zoo, 30.8.2014.

I'm linking to
Floral Friday Fotos
Today's Flowers

http://floralfridayfoto.blogspot.fi/2014/10/fff154-australian-bluebell.html

28 October 2014

Mute swans










Mute swans, Töölönlahti,
Helsinki 24.10.2014.

I hadn't seen the swan family for a
couple of months. Sadly the family
had lost one cygnet since then.

We had a few cold days last week.
We got a little snow and there was
some ice along the shore. Now it's
 almost 15 degrees Celsius warmer again.

I'm linking to Wild Bird Wednesday.


Peonies II



Peonies 29.5.2012.

Old photos that haven't been published before.

I'm linking to Blo-Ma.


27 October 2014

Cattail





Cattail in Porvoo 17.10.2014.

Typha is a genus of about 30 species mostly
in the Northern Hemisphere in wetland habitats.
These plants have many common names.
In Brittish English they're called bulrush
or reedmace. In American English they're
called cattail, catninetail or corn dog grass.
In Austrailia they're known as cumbungi or
bulrush, in Canada as bulrush or cattail and
in New Zealand as raupo. (Source: Wikipedia)

I'm linking to
I Heart Macro
Macro Monday 2

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25 October 2014

Herring gull




A juvenile herring gull in the Market Square
in Helsinki 7.10.2014.

I saw this bird during the traditional
Baltic Herring Fair which was held in the
Market Square for the 272nd time in 2014.
If you want to see more photos from the fair you
can find them in my Wordless Wednesday post.

I'm linking to I'd Rather B Birdin'.


Vicuña




A vicuña at Korkeasaari,
the Helsinki Zoo, 30.8.2014.

The vicuña comes from South America and is
believed to be the wild ancestor of the alpaca.
It's the national animal of Peru.

I'm linking to
Camera Critters
Saturday's Critters

http://camera-critters.blogspot.fi/2014/10/camera-critters-342.html

http://viewingnaturewitheileen.blogspot.fi/2014/10/saturdays-critters-47.html