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Sunday, September 10, 2006

My Mother, the Candid Camera

My mom has a thing for taking candid photographs — she sent me this one today. My parents' condo has a strip of parking spots, and my mom's parking spot is right next to a huge bush. She forgot to let me out before parking, and I could not open the passenger-side door and had to climb out through her side. While I was trying to worm out, my mom clicked a pic on her phone. Silly, sweet mommy. She got me a raspberry and whipped cream cake for my birthday. I miss her and my dad lots.

8 Comments:

Blogger Katja said...

hehhee, mieti vaan miten paljon meidän perheessä on otettu kuvia; salaa tai tietoisesti :)

Ja kiitos, kiitos, kiitos ihkusta synttärilahjasta !!!!!!!! Mä en kyllä ehkä uskalla käyttää sitä, kun pelkään, että hukkaan sen.

Lontoossa on muuten + 26 astetta lämmintä; kaverit kerto, jotka oli siellä tänä viikonloppuna.......

September 11, 2006 10:07 AM  
Blogger Mark A. said...

Take away the car and I'd think I was looking at a picture of Titania in the woods. That's some beautiful countryside.

September 11, 2006 12:19 PM  
Blogger madelineanne said...

Hee!! Adorable!!

September 11, 2006 3:19 PM  
Blogger Anniina said...

Heheh,

And that's not countryside, lol. That's just your average Finnish forest in the suburbs. You should see some of the really untouched forests in Finland! So wild, and so full of elves and gnomes and fairies and trolls and magic!

September 11, 2006 5:24 PM  
Blogger Riykere said...

Although was a candid photo was a good one ^^ It's a really good picture to be takin with a Camera phone too, my phone usually takes really bad pictures that are all blurred. And as for the magical forest with gnomes, and elves and magic, it sounds like a cool place to live ^^

September 11, 2006 6:38 PM  
Blogger Anniina said...

Yeah, her camera phone is really awesome. Mine, you can't tell who's in the picture, it's so bad, so I know what you mean.

As for Finland, it is totally awesome in the summer, but OMG, October and half of November it is just bleak and dreary, with a cold icky rain. Then in December, the snow comes, and it lights up the scenery again. It is really magical at Christmas. But then comes January, February, and March, when it is around +10 to -10 Fahrenheit, with biting winds. And with 20 hours of darkness a day, it can get wayyyy depressing. And I don't like the cold at ALL. The world becomes magical again in April/May when everything is the tenderest baby green, and the snows melt and there's little running rivulets of water everywhere, and the birds come back one by one. I would say, if anyone plans to visit Finland at some point, time it between May and September. The best time, perhaps, is around the middle of June - at midsummer, with the summer solstice, even in the south of Finland at Helsinki, there are 20 hours of sunlight a day - in Lapland in Northern Finland, the sun never sets at all. Talk about magic!

September 11, 2006 10:32 PM  
Blogger Katja said...

That is why I love it here: four completely different seasons. In some places you just can't tell the difference between e.g. fall and winter. Though I like all Finnish seasons, just now is my favourite time of the year; air is getting really crispy, the leaves are falling, ruska (=forest glowing with autumn tints, awful way to describe it, but that is what my dictionary suggested) is starting to show all its colours, autumn storms are coming...

Niu, I bet that there are no proper words for ruska or kaamos in English ?

September 12, 2006 1:23 AM  
Blogger Anniina said...

No, I don't think there are English words for either... I bet the Inuit in Alaska and Canada have words for it though. We should make words for them, and start spreading them about. Does "the gloaming" sound right for "Kaamos"? from now on, that's what it'll be. Kiu, I'll stick it on Wikipedia, and people will adopt that word before we know it, mwahahaha.

September 12, 2006 5:45 PM  

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