Leaf Buds

The image is a new edit of an old post. The new one is made with DxO PhotoLab, and the old version was done with Adobe Lightroom. Which one do you like better? I have been trying to identify the plant, which is rather tricky with only such a small portion of it visible. Many plants appear to…

Weekly Photo Challenge: Serene

In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Serene.” You can find all my photo challenge entries in the Weekly Photo Challenge category.

Paikkarin torppa, home of Elias Lönnrot

Paikkarin torppa in Sammatti is the birth home of Elias Lönnrot, who is best known for collecting folk tales and compiling Kalevala, the national epic of Finland.


The spring’s first green leaf buds grow on a delicate tree branch.