My Cat Jacky

Autumn at it’s best. Warm, sunny days. About 15-18 degrees. Blue skies. Here are some photos from the last few days. The dahlia ”Fire and Ice” is still in bloom. A yellow autumn hawkbit and the rose nip. Plus two photos of our cat Jacky. He is eating grass.

Hyvinkää/Hyvinge New Church

On the way to friends in Hämeenlinna on Tuesday, we stopped in Hyvinkää, which is in the same direction. We had some errands to take care of. We don’t go to Hyvinkää very often and have not been there for about the last two-three years. This time we happened to park the car practically out side the church. The church was built in 1961. The Pyramid-like Church always looks beautiful all year round. But, photos taken on sunny winter days with blue skies are my absolute favorite ones. Also on Tuesday it was sunny and blue skies. A perfect opportunity to take some photos.

Old and New Church

On Saturday 5th we, once again, visited my childhood friend. On the way home I suggested a stop at the churches in Sipoo/Sibbo. I have wanted to photograph them already for a long time. The old grey stone church was built in the 1450s and the new one was built in 1883-1885. We have been inside the new church when our friends were married there about 50 years ago.

Oh dear ! Nothing is like before. It really took me awhile to figure out how to do it 😉

Globe Blue Thistle

About two weeks ago we were, once again, visiting my childhood friend. She has a huge flower garden. She has the flowers planted by color and so that there is flowers in bloom from early spring into late fall. This was the first time I was able to see the Globe Blue Thistle (Echinops Ritro) in bloom. The blooming is almost over. The flowers already fading in color, turning into light blue/gray. Luckily there were still a few rich in blue color. While I was busy photographing she had been busy digging up some plants she gave to me. Thank you so much dear friend. I have planted them and am so much looking forward to next spring and summer to see them blooming. Well, I hope they survive the winter.

Flowers

On the way back to the car last Saturday after taking photos of the Lamp Holder Men at the entrance of the Central Railway Station I shot snap shots of flowers in huge flower pots. The flowers in the jeans pots were outside a restaurant near where we had parked the car.

Tiger Lilies

The Tiger lilies are in bloom. First flower opened on Sunday. On Monday there were six. Soon they all will flower. The wonderful thing with Tiger lilies are that they flower for about two weeks. It depends on the weather. Less sun and warm weather they last for longer.