Finnish summer

Summer on the dock -- dangling feet in the water and sharing secrets with your best friend. ruralgirl: (via Summer & Garden)

Sea House on one of the islands in the Finnish archipelago  How amazing to live in that house so near to the sea on all sides.    photo by phototouring flickr

Another poster wrote, "I can se this from my livingroom window! Its at the Aland Island, Finland which is my home :)"

Folk Costume and Kantele (traditional plucked string instrument of the zither family native to Finland, Estonia, and Karelia)

3 feb Folk Costume and Kantele (traditional plucked string instrument of the zither family native to Finland, Estonia, and Karelia)

So? You still don't have to talk to them.

Yet another Finnish Problem --and one I would have if I lived in Finland. I have lots of Moomin stuff as it is.

Finland, 1918: Verna Erikson, one of the few women students at the University of Technology, was in the "Whites" party (versus the communist "Reds") in the country's brief but bloody civil war. With women friends, she smuggled arms for the Whites. Here, she posed with a gun and 1,350 rounds of ammunition, about to smuggle them across the city under her fashionable coat. Within the year, she had been awarded the Order of the Cross of Liberty, and had died of breast cancer. Click for her…

“One of the finest protectresses of the Helsinki White Guard., a student at the University of Technology, bearing three bandoliers and a large pistol. Altogether Miss E.

outdoor sauna, helsinki

Outdoor Sauna, Helsinki, Finland I didn't get to see this when I went to Finland--wish I had. Finland is the land of Saunas!

You know you're Finnish when 80C (180F) in sauna is chilly,  but 20C (70F) outside is freaking hot.

You know you're Finnish when in sauna is chilly, but outside is freaking hot. Yeah yestarday was like and i vent outside (yeah i really steped out of the house) it was so hot

Mämmi is a traditional Finnish Easter dessert. Mämmi is made from water, rye flour, and powdered rye malt, seasoned with dark molasses, salt and dried powdered Seville orange peel. The mixture is then allowed to go through a slow natural sweetening process before being baked in an oven until set. Preparation takes many hours, and after baking the mämmi is stored chilled for three to four days before being ready to eat.Generally mämmi is eaten cold with either milk or cream/vanilla sauce…

Mämmi is a traditional Finnish Easter dessert. Mämmi is made from water, rye…

Miss Finland 1919 – Rauha Aaltonen

Miss Finland 1919 was won by Rauha Aaltonen - the first known winner of a beauty contest in Finland back in 1919

Finnish female bodybuilder and fitness model Heidi Vuorela.

Body Buildo also contains amino acids which help in tissue regeneration and repairs muscle faster. Having low levels fat, lactose, cholesterol, and other stuff, the product helps in achieving a fit and healthy physique without increasing your weight.

A basic set up in finnish films: a girl in a national costume, a boy and a meadow full of flowers. Teuvo Tulio: Laulu tulipunaisesta kukasta (The Song Of The Flaming Red Flower). Actors in the photo Rakel Linnanheimo and Kaarlo "Kille" Oksanen.

A basic set up in finnish films: a girl in a national costume, a boy and a meadow full of flowers. Teuvo Tulio: Laulu tulipunaisesta kukasta (The Song Of The Flaming Red Flower). Actors in the photo Rakel Linnanheimo and Kaarlo "Kille" Oksanen.

The Finnish Bed (Suomalainen sänky)- from http://www.alternativefinland.com/the-finnish-bed-suomalainen-sanky/

Suomalainen sänky (The Finnish Bed) is an illustrated history of Finnish beds, from the past to the present, from simple wooden bench's to luxurious beds

Miss Finland 1919 competition - Second placewinner – Mrs Viola Hanén of Kurikka

Miss Finland 1919 competition - Second placewinner – Mrs Viola Hanén of Kurikka

Miss Finland 1919 – contestants

Miss Finland 1919 was won by Rauha Aaltonen - the first known winner of a beauty contest in Finland back in 1919

Author of The Unknown Soldier (Tuntematon Sotilas) , Väinö Linna, working in a textile factory in Tampere

Author of The Unknown Soldier (Tuntematon Sotilas) , Väinö Linna, working in a textile factory in Tampere

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