Friday, 26 June 2009

Urban wildlife

Having spent the highlight of the Finnish Midsummer in pouring rain we are now living summer in hot sunshine.

Today for the first time this summer I saw people down the beach, in the water, swimming and the water temperature has not been the topic this summer yet, until last week.

We have about ten hedgehogs visiting the yard every night, about as the number might be even bigger but ten is the largest number having been present at the same time. At the same spot many squirrels also feed together with small birds and a couple of hares, and in the winter I even spotted a fox one night. So maybe the urban elk in Turku was not so strange after all.

Talk about urban wildlife!

Thursday, 25 June 2009

Died passions?

How can one thing that I used to be so passionate and conscientious about just die?

No interest in blogging anymore it seems even though the occasional ideas keep on popping up...What is it that make routines, that are safe and sound and keep us going, one day turn into a boring compulsory thing?

I mean, I love to write and to tell stories and just looking out the window I come to think of at least three things to blog about. Watching the news is even better, especially on days when nothing major has happened in the world and the news are filled with little things just in order to say something, just anything.

Like the other day when an elk was loose in the middle of Turku with hunters and police looking for it all over. Well, they never found it as it just vanished from sight, probably into the woods to never make the same mistake again.

See how easy it was, still it seems so hard to get it done...