Time flies. Almost mid September already. It has been raining quite a lot. No night frost yet but, I think I will move the flowers in pots, the dahlias and begonias, indoors for the winter any day now. Today the last bud of the Strawberry Candy day lily is in bloom. Yesterday while I was shooting the last photos of the summer of the dahlias and begonias our cat kept me company from the top of the fence post.
The event Rauta ja Petrooli / Iron and Kerosene is a yearly event. It is taking place in Riihimäki this weekend, Saturday and Sunday. We visited it yesterday. As it was the last time in the fall, 6 years ago when we were there, it also now was a most beautiful summer day. In fact the last day of the summer, Today it is the 1st of September. Officially the first month of fall. The event mainly is about tractors but there also are all kind of other machines, classic cars, trucks, busses, motorbikes, flea market etc. This year the theme was Massey Ferguson.
Yesterday we were at the Red Bull Soapbox Helsinki Grand Prix. The 5th time in Helsinki. We were there in August 2012 when the event was arranged for the 3rd time. Two years ago we planned to go as the event again was held in Helsinki. But, something came up and we were couldn’t go. So, I was happy to, a couple of weeks ago find out the event is back. The Red Bull Soapbox Race is an international event in which amateur drivers race homemade soapbox vehicles. It was just as fun as I remembered it from the last time. Also this time there was a lot of people. Over 60 teams racing. The vehicles/the team’s out fits were crazy and others even more crazy. Anything you possible could imagine. Some vehicles were very fast, some needed to be pushed all the way down the hill, some crashed, a couple lost a tire, one had to be carried down. No matter what, everybody in good mood, smiling, laughing, cheering.
We were in Helsinki in the beginning of this week. Outside the former Post Office building we saw the car parked. I said to my husband, look, look the car we saw a photo of in the news paper. I did not read the article only looked at the image and thought, who would want a car with holes all over it. Later I read somewhere it is a piece of art, called ‘Autokulta’ / ‘Dear Car’ by the Finnish sculptor Anna-Kaisa Ant-Wuorinen. Pretty cool, eh !
Yesterday we visited the Helsinga Medieval Day. I think it is the fourth time it is arranged. I had not heard about it before. Just happened to see an ad about it in the news paper some time ago. The event is taking place in the Helsinki Parish Village, in the park around and outside of the Church of St. Lawrence.
It has not been raining in a long time. Yesterday it was raining heavily. When the rain stopped I went to look if it had damaged any of the flowers. They all looked fine but wet. Here are some photos of the Tiger lilies after the rain.