Posts Tagged ‘nature



19
Jun
11

170/2011 by the sea



170/2011 by the sea, originally uploaded by rosipaw.

The English Channel is never still. Today, with the blustery winds, the waves were almost terrifying. So different from the calm and quiet waters of Finland!

I believe in the therapeutic powers of nature. The sound of the sea, gently lapping ashore, or roaring like a beast, always calms me down. As does this view – one of my favourites along the south coast of England: the Seven Sisters chalk cliffs.

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25
May
11

145/2011 nature’s wonders



145/2011 nature’s wonders, originally uploaded by rosipaw.

It only took a few warm days for the the crab apple buds to start opening. Out of pink buds, tiny white flowers. The annual cycle is a delight, every single time.

21
May
11

141/2011 hidden beauty



141/2011 hidden beauty, originally uploaded by rosipaw.

On our way to a picnic place, we came across a huge bed of wild violets in the forest. How deinty and absolutely exquisite! What a wonderful world!

I should venture into the more untrodden paths more often!

20
May
11

140/2011 almost there



140/2011 almost there, originally uploaded by rosipaw.

The big trees are still waiting to get into full greenery, while the rest of the scenery is already quite uniformly dark green. May is always a wonderful time of fast change – you can almost see the colour schemes transforming in front of your eyes.

25
Apr
11

115/2011 anticipation

115/2011 anticipation, originally uploaded by rosipaw.

After a long colourless period, strong spring colours attract the eye. The sepia of the trees against the dark turquoise sky, for example. Great anticipation of the burst of green leaves lingers in the air.

24
Apr
11

114/2011 green!

114/2011 green!, originally uploaded by rosipaw.

The first tiny buds have appeared on a spiraea bush in the corner of our garden. A miracle every year! I could sit out on the patio for ages, just breathing in the rapidly advancing spring with all my senses.

It’s as though new life has been patiently waiting for the conducive enough circumstances all through winter, to suddenly get triggered into amazingly fast growth. I wish I could provide the right environment and push for my students’ learning more often! Especially this time of the year, only a month of the school year left, there are many wilted plants in the classrooms – teachers included.

20
Apr
11

110/2011 rushing

110/2011 rushing, originally uploaded by rosipaw.

This birch tree was beautifully lit by the evening sun, so I rushed to get my camera to catch it. Unfortunately, the sun had just disappeared before I got out, and in my rush I managed to shake the shot, too. Oh well, teaches me to take it easy, and focus properly next time, especially if it is the only picture I manage to get that day!




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