Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Reality checkup


Se taitaa loma olla lopuillaan, pitkä viikonloppu töissä edessä. Krakovan jälkeen en ole oikeestaan muuta tehnyt kuin löhöillyt, lukenut, kuunnellut musiikkia, ottanut päivätorkkuja ulkona ja sisällä, katsellut elokuvia, nauttinut ihanista kesäilloista, vain ollut. Tarpeeksi kun alkanut löhöily kyllästyttään poikennut jossain ihmisten ilmoilla ja taas jatkanut löhöilyä, tätä voisi kai kutsua todelliseksi lomailuksi vailla minkäänlaista stressiä tekemisestä tai olemisesta! Oikeestaan kiva mennä töihin ja nähdä kollegat ketä nyt paikalla sattuu olemaan, taitaa olla ikävä hurttia huumoria....apua sanoinko julkisesti että ikävä työkavereita :)

My summer vacation is ending, I have a long weekend at work. After Krakow I have basically done anything than just being, reading, listening music, watching movies, taking afternoon naps in the garden, watching sunsets etc. No any kind of stress about anything, I think this has been very good vacation and totally relaxing. I'm ready for going back to work, see my workmates and joking around with them :)

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Botanical Garden, Krakow


 Joitakin kukkijoita Krakovan kasvitieteellisestä puutarhasta. Nämä nyt vois olla kuvattu missä tahansa puutarhassa mutta minua ilahduttaa eniten nämä kukkivat kukat mitä nyt sattuu olemaan. En kerennyt käymään kuin puolet alueesta läpi, juuri nämä kukkijat. Metsäosuudet jätin väliin, siellä olisi ollut rhodot, mangoliat jne. 
Ihanaa viikonloppua!

Few pictures from Botanical Garden in Krakow. Light is always trouble in these visits, you know hard daylight and they shut doors 7pm. so you just have to manage with what you have. I tried to find blooming from the shadow part of the garden so the light would not be so terrible bad. There is more to come in time.
Have a great weekend!


Sunday, July 13, 2014

It would take me forever to tell you!

As it is, we are merely bolting our lives - gulping down undigested experiences as fast as we can stuff them in - because awareness of our own existence is so superficial and so narrow that nothing seems to us more boring than simple being. If I ask you what you did, saw, heard, smelled, touched and tasted yesterday, I am likely to get nothing more than the thin, sketchy outline of the few things that you noticed, and of those only what you thought worth remembering. Is it surprising that an existence so experienced seems so empty and bare that it's hunger for an infinite future is insatiable?

But suppose you could answer,  "It would take me forever to tell you, and I am much too interested in what's happening now."
How is it possible that a being with such sensitive jewels as the eyes, such enchanted musical instruments as the ears, and such a fabulous arabesque of nerves as the brain can experience itself as anything less than a god? And, when you consider that this incalculably subtle organism is inseparable from the still more marvellous patterns of it's environment - from the minutest electrical designs to the whole company of the galaxies - how is it conceivable that this incarnation of all eternity can be bored with being?

-Alan Watts-

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Krakow






Olin Krakovassa viime viikon kavereiden kanssa ja voin suositella kaupunkia koko sydämestäni. Todella siistiä, aivan ihania kahviloita ja ravintoloita, hyvää ruokaa, ystävällisiä ihmisiä ja halpaa. Vuokrattiin kolmen makuuhuoneen asunto todella hyvältä paikalta läheltä vanhaa kaupunkia ja lyhyt matka myös juutalaiskortteleihin. Asunto oli todella upea, hiljainen ja edukas.

Hey, I had little brake while I was in Krakow with my friends. This was my first time there and I can highly recommend the town. It is cute, clean, full of most atmospheric cafes and restaurants. Food is good, people are nice and friendly, it is really cheap (comparing to Finland). We rented 3 bedroom apartment which was very stylish, near to everything but so peaceful. Absolutely great holiday all in all.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Breath


Beneath the intricate network of noise
there's a still more persistent tapestry
woven of whispers, murmurs and chants

It's the heaving breath of the very earth
carrying along the prayer of all things:
trees, ants, stones, creeks and mountains alike

All giving silent thanks and remembrance
each moment, as a tug on a rosary bead
while we harry past, heedless of the mysteries

And, yet, every secret wants to be told
every shy creature to approach and trust us
if  only we patiently listen, with all our senses.

Breath by Yahia Lababidi

Friday, June 20, 2014

Magic surrounds the world

Magic makes the miracles,
magic finds those who need it,
looking around,
moving around the world,
creating peace and battle,
we search for a great peace,
the nature around us,
full of magic,
the love and harmony cross,
loving those that love it,
searching for friends and allies,
love of magic is truthful,
and magic shall love you always.
-Nicholas Spandrel-


Hyvää juhannusta!
Have a nice midsummer weekend!

posted:
Friday Finds by Kim Klassen

Friday, June 13, 2014

Iris


"The species that has appeared most often in art since the fifteenth century is the German flag (Iris germanica), although many other species and hybrids appear, especially in seventeenth-century paintings. In general, the iris symbolizes kingship and majesty, both worldly and celestial. In heraldry, the lily appears as a fleur-delish in the arms of the rulers of Florence and France and their families, as well as the arms of various cities in France and Germany. Many medieval sources cite the iris as a symbol of Christ or divine rule, and a symbol of the Virgin as Heavenly queen."
from the book:
Belief in Nature (flowers with a message) by Sam Segal.

With these Irises from my garden I wish you a nice weekend my friends!



Sunday, June 8, 2014

Paulan puutarhassa



Puutarhavierailulta Paula Ritanen-Närhin puutarhasta 24.5. Puutarha on kyllä niin ihana seikkailu, yksityiskohtia yksityiskohtien perään. Paritalo, tontti ei ole suuren suuri mutta se tuntuu juuri sopivan kokoiselta ja sinne on saatu mahtumaan minun mielestäni kaikki mahdollinen ja luotu jumalainen salainen puutarha jossa ei tylsää hetkeä tule. Osaan kuvitella kuinka aamulla kiertelisin aamukasteen aikaan kiertelemässä kahvikuppi kädessä katsellen valon leikkiä. 
Kiitos Paula tuhannesti!

Details from Paula Ritanen-Närhi's garden where we visited 24th of May. It was so gorgeous, full of details in every corner, I really loved it.

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