Long weekend at the cottage. Yay for Spring!

April 27, 2011

Spring at the cottage

After posting some random pictures on twitter during my staying at the countryside I decided to show something here too.

Weekend was very fun, sun appeared every day… so warm and cozy. The lake was still frozen but snow melted away from the most of the fields. My girls could enjoy the good weather and went outside to play with grandpa´s cat Moona. It is so nice to see them running around free :).

Did you spot a kitty cat?

It is quite often that we still play with snow on Easter holidays and I need to pack winter clothes for the girls. This year was different… Easter was late and we could all experience the Spring awakening in the cottage. I enjoyed it, reloading the energy and seeing beauty after cold months made me good.

Easter decorations and first spring flowers

The small yellow flowers are the very first ones to bloom in Finland on Spring. They are called “leskenlehti” (Tussilago farfara). The purple flower surprised us on Sunday morning… there wasn’t anything on its spot when we arrived … A beautiful purple Crocus woke up to say hello :).

Making pulla with grandma

Luonnonvoima showing her baking skills helping grandma to make pulla (Finnish sweet cardamon bread). Grandma was making “korvapuusti” (Finnish cinnamon rolls).

Whooper swans - Laulujoutsen

A swan couple. They are pretty… but man… they make such ugly sound! *lol* One day LV was playing outside alone and those birds started “singing” it scared her to death…. poor little one, she never listened to that before, she ran insides telling she got afraid :P.

Those swans are called “laulujoutsen” (Cygnus cygnus)… “laulu” refers to singing/song in Finnish… Can’t understand the name, they sing really bad.  >___<


After good company, good food, good resting and clean weather… back to the routine…

Hope you’ve all enjoyed your Easter weekend!

Happy Spring!


This post was written by karaimame exclusively for Acquiring Taste. All writing, images and other materials in this blog remain the property of Acquiring Taste and cannot be used without permission.








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10 Responses to “Long weekend at the cottage. Yay for Spring!”

  1. Lovely post on spring’s return, so enjoyed the little bright flowers emerging and playful kitty…fluffy spring chicks and pink bunnies floating on the green grass made me SMILE!

    Welcome spring after long winter :D

  2. sheri Says:

    How funny! Not sure if I’ve heard the swan song before. But it can’t be much worse than the goose honking we have around here. And the geese can be hostile, chasing and biting if you get too close to them by chance. Scary!
    The spring photos show you had such a wonderful time! I love the open countryside there, and you are fortunate to be able to visit. Happy Spring!

    • karaimame Says:

      Uh… I am so afraid of geese. GEEZ, they are scary.
      Happy Spring to you too dear! Hope the allergies are all gone by now ;)

  3. bobo Says:

    what a lovely spring getaway.. Finland is covered with snow most of time right? so its so refreshing to see the spring flowers sprouted from the earth..

    • karaimame Says:

      Omigosh.. now that you mentioned I was thinking how long our winter lasts… about 5 months? O__O
      Eheh, thanks for your sweet comment!

  4. Honey F Says:

    What a lovely weekend for you! We aren’t so cold here and were able to spend some time in the garden which was very welcome. I also enjoyed seeing your beautiful easter treats! Thanks for sharing. =)

  5. ChantaleP Says:

    What a breathtaking place.. so beautiful! Mm, baking something that looks so incredibly yummy. It’s great when kids have all that space to run around and be…. kids! Finland is such a beautiful country!

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