Archive for January, 2011

31
Jan
11

031/2011 red sky in the morning

031/2011 red sky in the morning, originally uploaded by rosipaw.

Luckily, not a warning, but the beginning of an unusual school day. A line of flags in the school yard, ready to welcome a special guest.

With the start of general election campaigns, we got the honour of a one-hour visit by the Prime Minister herself! Quite interesting, as it’s so rare to receive such top politicians, especially outside Helsinki.

30
Jan
11

030/2011 orange

030/2011 orange, originally uploaded by rosipaw.

My favourite colour to end my weekend photo theme. It’s been a work-filled weekend, but focusing on the search for bright colours broke the routine nicely. Just as the colours and textures add interest to the pattern of this sunlit basket.

29
Jan
11

029/2011 yellow and blue

029/2011 yellow and blue, originally uploaded by rosipaw.

It’s not winter, is it? This make-believe photo helps me feel optimistic and warm. The feathery, backlit petal of the tulip, and the few white clouds in the sky make me free light and carefree.

We are so lucky to be able to enjoy the beauty of all the colours around us. It is so true that what you focus on in your life, seems to increase. I am focusing on colours this weekend, and it does work as an instant mood booster for me!

28
Jan
11

028/2011 green

028/2011 green, originally uploaded by rosipaw.

My theme for this weekend will be colours, and escaping dreary winter with them. For a short moment in the late afternoon, the sun shone through our window, making our houseplants glisten in its light.

In reality this poor plant is shedding most of its leaves, as it struggles to survive in the dry, electically heated house in winter. However, looking at this close-up effectively distracts the senses, and gives a vibrant, spring-like impression, filled with the promise of life.

27
Jan
11

027/2011 no outside lunch yet

027/2011 no outside lunch yet, originally uploaded by rosipaw.

And not for some time, I don’ t think. Snow has become my photo theme for this week. I can remember sitting at this table many times last autumn. It’s in front of the inn, where I and one of my colleagues often go for lunch on school days. I am beginning to wish my time away with this winter…

But the yellow wall of the old house looked pretty amidst all the white.

26
Jan
11

026/2011 yes, there is a car there

A common sight along our streets. Cars in various stages of getting buried under snow. Looks as if this one is a beetle. Might be somebody’s summer car, so it doesn’t have to be dug out, but can wait for the snow the disappear in spring. In built and densely populated areas, the masses of snow are creating big problems. Modern man and nature at odds.

At long last some sunshine – light and shadow playing on the snow. What an instant change in my mood and energy levels!

25
Jan
11

025/2011 a glimpse of gorgeous blue

Momentarily, very briefly, the horizon became unusually blue even though we didn’t see any trace of the sun all day. Actually, haven’t seen the sun for over a week. The blue was somehow reflected through the clouds – very strange. And then it was gone.

I am really deprived of natural colour and light. Wishing my time away, and dreaming of spring and summer. Driving home today, they talked about many Finns now buying second homes in Thailand, where they spend half the year. I can understand why!

Anyway, to end on a happier note – getting this fleeting blue moment today was lovely!




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