On my trip to Lapland I visited my childhood home. My grandparents were moved out of there couple of years back, my uncle bought the place and now it sort of sits there empty. Which is a shame. You can imagine how well I dealt with the visit emotionally.
(The emotional infant that I am).
Cross-section of weathered wood. Right the next to the house. There’s a group of birch trees and they used to surround this kind of swing. It was torn down when I was kid but I still have good memories of it. (Mainly of reading and avoiding the calls to do chores).
This is the barn. If you turned your head to 2 o’clock, you would see the main house. This building used to be red but has faded over the years. When I was kid, my sandbox, well a sandpile, was by this wall. The ground’s border runs just behind this barn and if you did full 180 degree turn, you’d see a building from 1880′s where my grandfather was born. That and rest of the buildings on that side used to belong to my great-uncle and when his widow passed away, their children sold the whole lot. To a doctor. Who then built a fence through the peninsula where our and their sides sit.
I’ve said it before and I say it now: I’m not so good with change. No, a correction, I’m not so good with some changes.
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Thrifty Finn- Sentimental sissy.
Portrait challenge continues. This is one of the shots I took of myself in Lapland. Yes, I’m getting ready to go out in it:
My cousin has a filthy mirror and I didn’t realize that blouse was that see-through. I had a kind of a slutty librarian thing going on that night. And I’m liking it.
Thrifty Finn- Feeling no shame
I tried to continue the challenge in Lapland but I just couldn’t keep it up. Then I decided to abandon the whole project because I didn’t see the point as I had missed tons of days. But last night I thought, why not continue? Its point WAS to develop my own perception about myself and that’s always admirable goal, right?
Few days ago I managed to snag, via timebank, a gym card to a very nice gym for a month, so I decided to do a One Woman’s 30 Day Fitness Challenge. Last night I took my camera with me and snapped a picture of myself in the changing room:
Yup. That’s my butt.
Thrifty Finn- Being her usual self. Oh, and I have two Twitter-accounts, @thriftyfinn and @AdNiina. Feel free to follow me
I haven’t taken part in a photo challenge for ages and thought it was about a time. However, my still missing camera cable still hasn’t turned up so my plans got kinda busted right there.
No worries though. My godfather is a keen amateur photographer and he has tons of beautiful photos, just begging to be shared. These pics are from his fishing trip on last May (?) to Finland-Norway border.
(I apologize in advance for the overuse of vignette-filter on Pixlr. My bad.)
You certainly have privacy and peace and quiet up there.
Apparently that man is a bonafide reindeer farmer. They exist!
I love the smell of campfire. And last but not least, a slightly artsy shot:
My godfather has tons of pictures he has taken on his hunting and fishing trips, not to mention the shots taken at his summer cabin. I already suggested that he should start his own photo blog but a little couragement wouldn’t go amiss So, tell your opinion in the comments and I’ll be sure to pass them on. (Naturally I already advertised WordPress as the superior blogging platform :D).
If you are interested, rest of the Focus-themed photo challenge posts can be found HERE.
Thrifty Finn- Feeling all supportive and generous
Just today I bragged on Twitter that I have pictures for every day even though I haven’t posted them. Erm, no I don’t. Well, I do but they are quite horrible and I don’t want to show them. Anyhoo, here are my days 9 and 10:
Me on the beach. I took ton of pictures but this is the one I like the best. I don’t know if it’s any good, but I like it.
This one I took just now on my balcony. I had to hurry as I could hear my neighbour getting ready for his nightly cigaret and I didn’t want to get caught taking selfies. Not at my age
Rest of my photos can be found at Related Articles. For other partipants, click HERE and check the comments. Most of the others are posting on Instagram and you can follow them via hashtag #ABeautifulMess.
Thrifty Finn- Seriously thinks about going to a hairdresser.