My Frame of Mind – Autumn 2007

Autumn Collage 2006

© Photos: By Riihele. All rights reserved.

Last year around this time this was my entry with the Autumn 2006 Photos- collage of mine. I am on the recovery after the gallbladder operation so have not – yet – got this year’s autumnal pictures. Wait Finnish Nature, this Paparazzi Blonde is about to strike!!

This was the second ever autumn in me life that I have liked and actually looked forward to after a relatively good summer and toasty August BUT THE WINTER, the winter, is so l-o-o-o-n-g here and COLD! Says the Frozen Finn turning the oh-so-in fashion this year- again purple which is me favourite colour, of course – thinking positively ere now like, you know…

Michelin-man look is Go!!

In Ireland there is the rainy season and the not so rainy season and in Israel the weather is only roasting, toasting still. I have survived -44*C in Lapland so suppose I will survive the days of -30*C to come!!!

Keep warm – if You are living in temperate climes;

Keep cool – if You are living in hot climes!

Rii xx


Favourite Photos: ROOTS

Slender Birch Trees

It is a most wonderful feeling to be part of a family, a clan and people that have common roots and common blood. Yes, it does give one a marvellous sense of security of belonging and not being an alien in an alien land nor a stranger in a strange country!

“In every conceivable manner,the family is link to our past, bridge to our future.”
Alex Haley

Slender Birch Trees

I put this note on the photo on Flickr: “Sometimes it is hard to see the trees for the wood…”

Also, it is worth noting regarding this photo: it is the same one, just different sizes – that this photo belongs to a set of photos, which were taken by me through the car windows, while being driven at quite a speed through the Finnish countryside one evening in May!! No, I did not do the driving as well, for tis enough multitasking in taking the shots. Hehe.

My thinking in linking this photograph with the theme of Roots is this: In order to grow up strong(ly), one must grow down firm(ly). It is said of trees that their roots go into the soil as deep down as they are up high – otherwise they would topple over and be pulled off their roots in any storm or whatever wind may blow…

These trees are still very young but have more or less reached their height as Birch Trees and they will just get thicker in the middle as the years go by. Rather like we people, eh?!

Tis for now – Riihele xx.


“Call it a clan, call it a network, call it a tribe, call it a family:Whatever you call it, whoever you are, you need one.”

Jane Howard

SCENES: Finnish Countryside Photos

Peaceful setting by a Lake
Peaceful setting by a lake

Lines on the Ground, Lines in the Sky!
Lines on the ground, lines in the sky!

Field, Lake and Clouds
Field, Lake and Clouds

Field, Wood and Clouds
Field,  Wood and Clouds

Tractor, Field and Lake Scene
Tractor, Field and Lake scene

These photos were taken through the car windows at quite a speed driving through the Finnish countryside one evening in May.

Tis for now. Rii xx

© Photos: By Riihele. All rights reserved.