29 April 2014


The wagtails have returned!
They usually arrive in April or May
after wintering in the Middle East
or North East Africa.
Busy little birds that I see
everywhere I go.

I'm linking to Wild Bird Wednesday.

Blo-Ma: Willow

Willow blossoms for Blo-Ma.

27 April 2014

I Heart Macro: seeds in the water

One more post with iris seeds in the pond
at the Botanic Garden, 9.4.2014.

I'm linking to
I Heart Macro
Macro Monday 2




Woodcock or Eurasian woodcock

An unexpected visitor in our garden on Friday morning.
These photos were taken through the window.

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

26 April 2014

Critters: Mourning cloak

A mourning cloak seen in Nuuksio National Park,

I'm linking to Camera Critters
and Saturday's Critters.



24 April 2014

Mezereon and coltsfoot

Mezereon (Daphne mezereum)

The shrub flowers early in the spring
(April-May), before the leaves appear.

Coltsfoot (Tussilago farfara)

The flowering stem develops in spring
before the leaves appear.
Flowering time from April to June.


Photos taken in Lappeenranta during Easter.

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