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Midsummer Cocktail

Midsummer Cocktail with Aquavit, Sherry & Elderflower

This is midsummer at its best! Bonfire by the lake and a cup of coffee to keep you awake through the light night

lakeside fire in finland

a "savusauna" -- a smoke sauna. Smoke saunas have experienced great revival in recent years since they are considered superior by the connoisseurs. They are not, however, likely to replace all or even most of the regular saunas because more skill, effort and time (usually most of the day) are needed for the heating process.

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In Finland saunas are a way of life. In a country of roughly 5 million people you will find million saunas.

Lohikeitto - Finnish Salmon Soup. It's delicious!

Lots of fish, cabbage, rye and rice foods.

Midsummer flowers. The tradition is that you wear white and put a midsummer wreath made of different type of colored flowers in your hair and on the tables etc.

Swedish Girl ~ Midsummer celebration in Sweden. The tradition is that you wear white and put a midsummer wreath made of different type of colored flowers in your hair and on the tables etc.

Finnish Baby in the Sauna ~ Lukijat valitsivat vuoden 2008 Kesäkuvakisan voittajaksi tämän iloisen otoksen.

"Splish Splash I was taking a bath" I remember it was Saturday Night :)) (These pics should not be shown to futre Partners years from now, after Dessert, and during Coffee at the dinner table the first time you meet them.trust me on this one lol

Finnish national flower "kielo" , Convallaria majalis

Finnish national flower "kielo" , Convallaria majalis -- Lily of the Valley.my favorite scent.

OMG- I would love to know the story behind this picture...how? and why?

A floating sauna - delightful picture!

Midsommar  ...I spent my 21st birthday in Sweden.  This reminds me of my birthday cake......

Strawberry cake omg i miss it so much best cake everrrr especially during summer! And the flowers on the table just look so typically swedish haha i love it

The Midsummer Festival is the greatest summer Holiday in Finland. The Finns celebrate it from the heart, let themselves loose and welcome the...

Seurasaari Midsummer Festival, Finland show dancers in Finnish national costumes and a bonfire called 'Kokko'. The Midsummer Festival is the greatest summer Holiday in Finland. The Finns celebrate it from the heart, let themselves loose and welcome the.

Whooper Swan, the national bird of Finland.

Whooper Swans in a heart shape. Apparently the national bird of Finland.

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

Varhaisperunat

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

Sauna: suomalaisen pyhättö.

black painted sauna, love the towels.

Folk costume of Tuuteri, based on a dress from 1880 in the Ingrian region of Karelia and part of former Finland, today belonging to Russia

FolkCostume: Rekko costumes of the Karelian Isthmus and Ingria. Maybe we need to come up with the official folk costume for Madison's Isthmus. Of course today, it would need to include down and a balaclava.

Juhannusruusu = 'midsummer rose' real latin name is Rosa Pimpinellifolia. It blooms in midsummer :)

Juhannusruusu = 'midsummer rose' real latin name is Rosa Pimpinellifolia. It blooms in midsummer :) Finland

Kielo | Ikkuna Suomen Luontoon - http://www.ikkunasuomenluontoon.fi/node/49138#.VYLuzPntlBc

Kielo | Ikkuna Suomen Luontoon - http://www.ikkunasuomenluontoon.fi/node/49138#.VYLuzPntlBc

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