Friday, September 22, 2017

Kaisaniemi Poplar [Daily Photo #540]



Today my husband and I went to the Kaisaniemi botanical garden in Helsinki with my mother and his parents. There's a cool new feature there called Evolution Tree where you can see how plants evolved. Also there were really giant sunflowers, omg! But, I was smitten by a certain tree as soon as we entered the garden, so today's daily is about it!

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Frogs [Daily Photo #539]



Ages ago, when I still lived in Mordor, I had started a collection of frog toys and figurines. Later I brought some of them with me, but some were still left behind. Now three more specimens moved here! Here they are.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Wolfhound and Other Books [Daily Photo #538]



My mom brought some of my old books yesterday, so of course I must show them to you! First, The Wolfhound series by Maria Semyonova. It's a Slavic fantasy story about a guy called Volkodav (Wolfhound), a quiet and compassionate man from a matriarchal society who didn't exactly intend to become a hero and save people but fate said otherwise. The books are very beautifully written, with a poem in the beginning of each chapter. One of the best parts of the series is a pet bat named Neletuchiy Mysh – in Russian a bat is called letuchaya mysh – 'a flying mouse' =D And this pet bat was injured and couldn't fly, so he was named Neletuchiy Mysh, 'a mouse that doesn't fly'. He travels perched on Volkodav's shoulder. =D There is also a scene where Volkodav rescues a puppy, and that's the kind of fantasy hero that I like! : 3 I really hope they'll translate these books to English one day!

Leaves and Water [Daily Photo #537]


This unusually bright leaf caught my eye today. Actinidia kolomikta?
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