About two weeks ago I bought the Azalea. It had no flowers in bloom yet but many buds. After a couple of days I thought they would not flower at all. But, now look. So beautiful !
The beautiful hyacinths are from a dear friend for the independence day. There is a lovely cent from them.
And then Jacky. When I started to photograph the flowers he so much wanted to be there. I was afraid he would destroy the flowers and had to put him into the bedroom until I was ready. Oh how happy he was when I let him out and allowed him to hop up onto the table.
We had the opportunity to go to a Christmas concert held at the St. John’s church in Helsinki. Listening to the beautiful Christmas songs sang by the boy and young men choir Cantores Minores in a church always is a powerful experience. On the way back home we made a quick stop just to shoot a couple of pictures of the Christmas decorations in Esplanade park. I am sure it will look even more beautiful in the dark.
My husband says I use the eraser more than the pencil. Heh-heh, he is right. I never am pleased with the results. I erase and draw and erase again and again and again. I need to buy new erasers 😀
I have had the recipe on my to do list for two years. Finally I made them. According to the recipe the batch make about 50 pieces. They are 4 cm in diameter and ½ cm thick. I think mine are less than 4 cm and thinner than ½ cm because it made about 65 cookies. They are tiny but good. We had some for the afternoon coffee today. The rest I put in a old tin box for Christmas. Well, if we have not eaten them before.
About a week ago or may be a bit more I bought two packages of hyacinth bulbs in glass vases. I said to my husband, look at these, my mom and aunties used to grow hyacinths in water vases in the 50’s and 60’s. I have to buy a couple. I hope I will be able to grow them. Back home I put them in a kitchen cabinet to put in the vases the next day. But, oops, I had forgotten all about them till today when I happened to open the cabinet. I now have “planted” them, one pink and one blue, according to the instructions on the packages plus that I found more about how to succeed with them on the net. Unfortunately, they will not bloom in time for Christmas but beginning of next years will be nice too.
For the last tree weeks it has practically been raining every day. So the snow today was a nice surprise for a change. It probably will be gone by tomorrow as the temperature still is above zero.