Karjalanpiirakka,Traditional finnish Karelian pie. #Finland

Karjalan Piirakka (Karelian Pie) With Egg Butter

Midsummer & midnight in Finland

Midsummer & midnight in Finland. In case you need a reference for Kris and Talia's lake. Imagine a short redhead pushing a poetically good-looking guy into the water and then swimming in circles around him.

Midsummer (21. june), the flag stays in the pole thru  the whole nightless night.

Finland Midsummer june), the flag stays in the pole thru the whole nightless night.

Probably most Finns have made a crown of dandelions #Finland #Nature #Flowers

Wabi-Sabi Wanderings: Crowned with Flowers - A Tutorial for every girl to make her crown

Finnish early potatoes - just add butter.

Finnish early potatoes - just add butter. Best thing ever!

"Juhannusruusu", The Finnish White Rose  Rosa pimpinellifolia plena

"Juhannusruusu", The Finnish White Rose (midsummer rose). Blooming in midsummer with a lovely, lovely scent. I have a couple of bushes in my garden.

Flowering woods....Juhannus koivikko--Finland

My father made a birch alley to the house every Midsummer

Fresh new potatoes for midsummer. Served in this traditional vintage Arabia dish. #Finland #Food #Celebration

Varhaisperunat Fresh new potatoes for midsummer unless a little bit earlier. Served in this traditional vintage Arabia dish.

When I was little one whole length of backyard fence was covered in white and lavender Lilac Bushes.When I close my eyes I can still smell them.

When we had our small far, whole length of backyard fence was covered in dark purple and lavender colored lilacs.I can still smell them to this day. I replanted several small trees to my new property and anxiously await their blooming.

Midsummer bonfire in Finland by Marianne Sjöblom.

Enjoy the longest days and brighest time of the year with various traditional Midsummer festivities around Helsinki.

Midsummer bonfire in Seurasaari. Bonfires are very common in Finland, where many people spend their midsummer in the countryside outside 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

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