Wednesday, January 31, 2007

beyond the poles...

the poles are jus next to a forest. this is the true finnish winter. lots of snow!!! beautiful...

Tuesday, January 30, 2007

the not so lone pole..

the pole is not alone. it comes with another. It is used for the badminton net. Defintely not for use in winter but for summer... ;-)

Monday, January 29, 2007

the lone pole..

any ideas wat this lone pole is doing here? I'll show another photo tomorrow which gives a clearer picture.. any guesses before tat?

Sunday, January 28, 2007

Saturday, January 27, 2007

Friday, January 26, 2007

heavy snowfall

today was a day of heavy snowfall. it was very windy that it was hard to look ahead straight as the snow was getting into the eyes. A day to stay put at home. This was on my way back home. hopefully i haven't spoilt my camera by exposing it to the wet weather.

Thursday, January 25, 2007

Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

can't get enough...

aint this a pretty scene? the darkness 'lit' up by the brightness of the snow..

Monday, January 22, 2007


it was very cold today.. after weeks of above zero, it was really freezing today. I had to have my wooly cap and gloves on today. Not much snow, but temperatures are expected to be minus 17 tomorrow.
This was taken at 7pm. The outside temp is minus 11.5 C and the indoor one is 24.3 C.

Sunday, January 21, 2007

time for a snack..

machine found in the basement carpark of myyrmanni.

Saturday, January 20, 2007


A party member from Kokoomus campaigning to get the people to select her as a candidate for parliament elections in March. This was on Myyrmanni this afternoon.

Friday, January 19, 2007


...for all your liqour needs, the place to go is Alko. The government has a monopoly on the sale of steong liqours here in Finland.

Thursday, January 18, 2007

ice ice...

I enjoyed the snow and the snow pictures too. But today it was above 0 and drizzing. It was hard to walk this path that I take to school everyday. It was like taking baby steps... well it was more like walking like a frail old lady.. slowly and steadily.
After taking this shot, my cam went back into the bag as I braced myself to pass this path. There was gravel but not enough.
The building you see here is an elementary school.

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

which way?

this shot is still from saturday's snowfall. it was above zero today. slippery and wet. Sorry, haven't had a chance to take photos today.

Monday, January 15, 2007

snow white

fresh, soft and pretty... i took a couple of shots of this and couldnt decide which one to post. here's the other which one do you like?

Sunday, January 14, 2007

snow animals

Snowmen on the right and some animals on the left. What we have all been waiting for through xmas and the new year...

Saturday, January 13, 2007

more snow... ;-))

it snowed a bit more today. i took a number of shots and was undecided which to post. In the end chose this cos it best describes how eagerly everyone has been waiting for the snow to come. All the kids were out sleding, making snowman and snow angels...
close ups of their snow creatures tomorrow.

Friday, January 12, 2007

jus snow..

snow on trees.. pretty sight! ;-) spot anything else?

Thursday, January 11, 2007

finally snow...

winter has arrived. it snowed today and i guess it is here to stay..

Wednesday, January 10, 2007


weird to see the playground like this, this time of the year.. so dry and still some green visible. hopefully we get to see a snowy version to this soon... photo taken today at about 1400.

Tuesday, January 09, 2007

flowers for u...

simple and sweet...

Monday, January 08, 2007

viewing area...

some kiddie rides found on the 3rd where the small viewing area was... (see saturday's post)

Sunday, January 07, 2007

Magic Season

It was a very happy xmas and new year with mum and sis. Indeed a magic season minus the snow. I stayed at the airport watching the board for the plane to depart before coming home. This is for you sis from the departute hall.

Saturday, January 06, 2007

they went this way...

My mum and sis left today for Singapore. This view is from the small viewing area on the third floor of the Helsinki-Vantaa Airport. The floor below is the departure hall.
Well, a week more of hols for me before I go back to school.

Friday, January 05, 2007

last nite...

this is the last nite for this star to be lit. Here in Finland, people throw out their trees tomorrow. (those who have real ones that is) Mine is fake and it is time tomorrow to bring down the decorations.
Also my mum and sis leave for Singapore tomorrow... waaahh...

Thursday, January 04, 2007

where is the snow?

No, it didn't snow today, though I thought it might. ;( This was taken on Oct 31st when the first snow arrived in Vantaa. Now it is just dark and rainy.

Wednesday, January 03, 2007

full moon

full mooon tonite.... taken at 1730 today.

Tuesday, January 02, 2007

in a flurry...

xmas light decorations along the streets...

Monday, January 01, 2007


I tried my best to capture the fireworks from my balcony window. Alas, I didn't get my timing right or angle right. This is from Helsinki harbour.
In Singapore, it is not allowed for the public to shoot 'rockets' or other kinds of fireworks. Only ordinary sparklers are allowed. Here it is different and also at times dangerous when everyone tries to get in on the act and some don't do it responsibly.

DP Theme Day: Best Photograph 2006

First, HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE! Best Wishes for a great 2007!!!

Next, this is one of my favourite photos and I have been using this as my pc wallpaper. I like the serene colours. It was posted on August 14 as Green Acres. Something tat I forgot to mention in that post was that this was taken from a moving car and I was pleasantly surprised with the results. ;-)
You can see the farm houses in the enlarged view.

51 other Daily Photo sites are participating in the 1st January theme, "My best photograph from last year", please use the links to below to visit them.

Due to time zone differences and other factors, the theme photo may not be displayed until later if you are viewing early in the day.

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