Summer in Finland, sauna and a lovely striped Blanka-towel from Nest Factory

Summer in Finland, sauna and a lovely striped Blanka-towel from Nest Factory

Lily of the valley - Pixdaus, one of my all-time favorite flowers...I love each Spring when my clumps bloom and I thank my long-time friend Pam for passing these along to my garden.

National flowers - Finland - Lily of the valley - Pixdaus. Kielo in Finnish.

Aurora Borealis - Kuopio, Finland

(This is about the color palette I think of when you say aurora ~DM )Kuopio, Finland: aurora borealis

Karjalanpiirakka....yummy... Traditional finnish Karelian pie. Finland.

Karjalanpiirakka: Finland (Karelia) rye flour pies filled with savoury rice porridge or potato and served with a mixture of butter and scrambled egg.

Water Bucket, ladle and Vihta / Vasta in sauna. Vihta or Vasta is in english birch whisk used in sauna. The use of Vihta or Vasta is slap repeatedly our bodies. That aids your circulatory system, cleans and refresh your skin and it's also like a massage.

Water Bucket, ladle and Vihta / Vasta in sauna. Vihta or Vasta is in english birch whisk used in sauna. The use of Vihta or Vasta is slap repeatedly our bodies. That aids your circulatory system, cleans and refresh your skin and it& also like a massage.

Bengtskär Light, Hanko, Finland. Our tips for things to do in Finland: http://www.europealacarte.co.uk/blog/2012/07/04/things-to-do-finland/

Bengtskär Light, Hanko, Finland (spacious quarters for the innkeeper)

this could just be across the lake from my old stomping grounds in Säynätsalo. I SWEAR I got snagged in THAT tree fishing with Grandpa

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