Archive for May, 2016

Big 4-0

Tuesday, May 31st, 2016

Happy 40th birthday to my bastard boyfriend. <3


Saturday, May 28th, 2016

Have I ever told you how much I love summer?

I love summer very very much.

Here in northern Finland the summer starts around the last week of May, which is preceeded by a spring-type of thing that lasts about three seconds. No seriously, it goes from full-on snow to first tiny little leaf-babies on trees so fast you can’t even manage to say ‘spring’.

Suddenly everything’s so green it hurts the eye. It’s aggressively bright green, the new grass, the new leaves. The sky is so blue it makes your eyes water.

It stays this way until midsummer.

Then everything gets a more lazy, deep green tone, the golden haze of true summer sets in. Early mornings bring a faint mist over lakes and fields. Even birds seem to want to spend their days snoozing rather than singing. This is the heart of the summer, where people stay outside all day and all night because it still won’t get dark at nights for two whole months.

Then it’s mid-August and the haze goes away. Green starts to slowly turn to orange and red and brown, even tho it’s still a month until proper autumn colours. Nights start to get a hint of dusk and you need a cardigan for the evenings. But it’s still achingly beautiful, the nature fighting not to give in to cold.

And it’s all so short, so quickly gone by.

And I love every minute of it.
Every shade of green.
Every misty morning and calm night.

Leather Day

Tuesday, May 10th, 2016

Happy Birthday to you, my heart, my soul, my beloved