01 April 2018

Ice and critters






Ice and a dipper at Vantaankoski












Sheep and cattle at Haltiala farm


Church of St. Lawrence
The medieval Church, dating from 1450,
is the oldest building in the greater Helsinki area.

1.4.2018

22 comments:

  1. What a lovely dipper - can you imagine how it handles that freezing water? Brrr.

    The cattle need those hairy coats!

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    1. It's hard to believe that the dipper comes here to winter and soon it will be going back north again. The highland cattle look like they need a hair cut.

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  2. Love the photos of the young lambs and the cattle. The church look like can nice one to visit. There was snow still on the hills when we were in Wales last week but now it is nuts raining

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    1. The lambs are adorable. The church is beautiful inside as well with its painted ceilings.

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  3. Love the shots of the ice and of that very old church.

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    1. Thank you, Fiona. The church is beautiful inside as well.

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  4. Hi Gunilla,
    "Our" dipper has left at the end of March, back home to the North of Europa. Ice and snow have gone, flowers are showing up. Recently I saw a couple of lambs running in the graslands. So, there are clear differences between Finland and the Netherlands but spring is on its way.
    Greetings, Kees

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    1. Spring is on its way even if it's a little late.

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  5. Hello Gunilla,
    Wonderful series of photos is this.
    The ice and the Scottish highlanders are really beautiful.
    Best regards, Irma

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    1. Thank you, Irma. I love the highlanders.

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  6. Ihanat kuvat. Lampaat ovat niin suloisia. Jäätaidetta parhaasta päästä.

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    1. Kiitos, Matti. Olisin voinut katsoa lampaita koko päivän. Ne ovat niin ihania!

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  7. Comienza el deshielo y llega la primavera para todos.
    Un saludo,

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    1. Thank you, Miguel. The snow and the ice is melting quickly now.

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  8. I love those cows, the highland breed. And the sheep, keeping themselves warm.

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    1. I love the highlanders too and the lambs are so adorable.

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  9. I think in my next life I want to come back as one of those cows and there would never be a bad hair day! Great photos and I'm hoping your spring is on it's way!
    Wren x

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    1. Thank you, Wren! It's getting warmer here as well and the snow and ice is melting away.

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  10. Hello Gunilla,
    I see beautiful photographs of natural ice sculptures.
    I love this and also in the Netherlands we have had this many ice cream.

    Sorry I have not raced for so long, but my 5-year-old grandson has been killed in October 2017. Now I try to pick up the draare again.
    regards...

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  11. Now I know I have to visit the Helsinki area, it looks absolutely stunning. I will probably take so many picutres and fill up my SSD drive. Baby sheep are so adorable!

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