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 Never knew it was their national flower

saunavihta/saunavasta

Ready for sauna, birch twigs with fresh leaves to gently slap the back for a wonderful feeling

Midsummer bonfire. Bonfires are very common in Finland and are where many people spend midsummer's night in the countryside outside of towns.

Midsummer fun in Finland. Rituals include bonfires, cookouts, a sauna and spending time together. Heavy drinking is also associated with the Finnish midsummer - sweet

Zen place.

Midsummer in Finland: feeling when you are swimming in clear watered lake and it's perfectly silent.

Green Tourism of Finland, summer, kesä, Lake Saimaa,  suomi

Green Tourism of Finland, summer, kesä, Lake Saimaa, suomi

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