Monthly Archives: April 2014

Helsinki SkyWheel

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It’s here ! A 40 meter tall SkyWheel 🙂 Location Helsinki, Katajanokka harbor just a short walk away from the market square. Yesterday when we were in Helsinki we went down to the harbor to see what it looks like. They were attaching gondolas. Four gondolas were already attached. I guess it will be ready by “Vappu” (April 30th) and the First of May.

Leif knows what I think of high places but still wanted to know should we sometime during the summer give it a try. Hmmm, I need to think about it 😉

Baby Squirrel

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Yesterday and the day before when I was out raking the backyard I could hear a noise likesome small animal running on the roof. I was not able to see anything from where I was. So it was obvious that the animal was in the space between the tin roof and the inner roof. I told Leif there’s something. Of course the something didn’t move or make any sound when he was out there listening for it. Leif said don’t worry, it’s probably a bird. He said he’d seen them go in under the tin roof so his guess was they’d made their nest there. I was not convinced at all. I was worried it might be a mouse or many mice  or even worse a rat ! Then yesterday I heard the same noise coming from the tin roof of the woodshed. I looked out and at the same moment a tiny squirrel took a jump from the woodshed to the windowsill. He saw me and jumped back. I grabbed my camera and quietly went to shoot a couple of pics. I didn’t have to go too close as I zoomed in on him. I had not realized I left the patio door open and suddenly both cats were there. The poor little baby squirrel got scared and tried to climb up the brick wall but fell down right between the cats. Oh nooo ! I screamed as loud as possible. My screaming scared both the cats and the squirrel. The squirrel was able to get away and the cats looked at me in disappointment. I’m glad the baby squirrel was rescued by me screaming and able to run away. I hope he will not come back. Had it been a rat I gladly had let the cats catch him . . . or had I ?

Easter Greetings


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Wishing you all a most wonderful Easter ! 

Easter here in the south of Finland can be both cold and still plenty of snow or then, as this year in the middle/end of April, very warm and no snow. Today is the warmest day so far. Plus 20 degrees Celsius. Both Hepatica (hepatica, liverleaf, or liverwort) and wood anemones are in bloom. The Hepaticas been in bloom already for weeks. It’s warm enough for the butterflies to have woken up, There are bright yellow ones (citronfjĂ€ril) fluttering around in the garden.