Stay Cool at Lillan

The wonderful heat wave just continues to linger at Finland. The temperature stays above 30 celsius degrees. They’ve given a lot of common sense instructions how to keep the not-air-conditioned houses at reasonable temperatures. To keep windows and doors open at night and tightly shut with curtains down by daytime. At Lillan it’s a bit … More Stay Cool at Lillan

Life Wisdom

Open your petals/wings/mind for the opportunities. You don’t need to stand in a row to be beautiful. It’s okay to bloom also in secret places. Bloom and fruits await. Enjoy contrasts. Life wisdom by Lillan garden ❤

Ahoy Summer!

Oh boy, are we ready for summer ❤ The garden has started its amazing bloom again. The wood is all piled up and drying to be packed in the wood shed at the end of the summer. Let them now dry well there in the sun next to the shed ❤ (There was quite a … More Ahoy Summer!

Almost Summer

Today you could already sense the summer feeling ❤ Yes, a bit chilly but still. The way the sun glimmered on the sea and the gulls shrieked was just so summery. After the long, dark and cold winter it’s more than welcomed feeling. Yep, so be it. And just how wonderful that is!

Berries and Mushroom

In Finland we have this amazing thing called Everyman’s rights. It gives everyone right to enjoy the wonderful things nature is now full of. Berry season is in its full bloom and the forests provide tussocks of blueberries to indulge, swamps cloudberries. Strawberry season was a bit earlier, lingonberries and cranberries are almost ripe. And … More Berries and Mushroom

After the storm

August storm, couple of years ago. After heavy rain Mother Nature served her best in a bit different form. Couldn’t believe my eyes for these beautiful views at Dalsbruk harbor. Have a walk with me and enjoy the scenery! #nofilter

About Acaridae

The pictures of those tiny ticks are somewhat repelling so did not want to set one as a header image. Using these old pics of mine from lovely Högsåra island instead. No hearts in this headline, though. Borreliosis or tick-borne encephalitis are no laughing matter. I’ve got several questions about whether there are Acaridae at … More About Acaridae

(Not so) Stormy

They had promised quite stormy weather for the end of June. My older children were at island Biskopsö on Treasure Island -camp. This was the day they were due to return. Of course, I was quite worried. How would the sea turn, would the trip turn out well? Went to the Lillan shore. This was … More (Not so) Stormy

Midsummer roses from Lillan garden

I feel so priviledged. Driving to Lillan to welcome new guests. Sun shining after heavy rain, smiling myself as having promised lovely weather to Lillan guests. When arriving to Lillan, an astonishing, sweet rose perfume lingering everywhere. Midsummer roses have started their incredible bloom and the wonderful fragrance is astonishingly strong after the rain. Picking … More Midsummer roses from Lillan garden