Monthly Archives: December 2016

Willow ptarmigan in winter plumage

This bird has somewhat complicated name in English (maybe only for me), the willow ptarmigan, also know as willow grouse or red grouse (Lagopus lagopus, riekko in Finnish). The bird is shown in it’s white winter plumage. The black throat and the … Continue reading

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A tree in December (it’s Christmas today)

A tree during christmas time, though not a spruce. Merry Christmas to all my followers! A daily countdown to Christmas, with eight photo posts, some are more, some are less “Christmas-like”. All pictures taken during this December.

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The time for giving and sharing (1 day for Christmas)

Helsinki, Aleksanterinkatu, the main shopping street during December. Some of us are doing well, some are less lucky. The Finns might find similarities with the work of Kari, the icon for political cartoonist in Finland. His drawing was published 62 years … Continue reading

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A wet Merry-go-round (2 days to Christmas)

Merry-go-rounds are fundamental for European Christmas Markets. So in Tallinn, Estonia as well. A daily countdown to Christmas, with eight photo posts, some are more, some are less “Christmas-like”. All pictures taken during this December.

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The bird with a red hat (3 days to Christmas)

Could it be so that the Common redpoll (Carduelis flammea, urpiainen in Finnish) is the bird of Christmas? For me it is. Just look at it’s head. A group of these small lively birds landed next to our home just two days … Continue reading

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It’s time for hot glögg (4 days to Christmas)

You might call it mulled wine or Glühwein but hear in Nordic countries and Estonia it is glögg. Enjoy! A daily countdown to Christmas, with eight photo posts, some are more, some are less “Christmas-like”. All pictures taken during this December.

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In Mrs. Claus’ shop (5 days to Christmas)

Without decorations there will be no Christmas. And who would be a better shop keeper than Mrs. Claus. A daily countdown to Christmas, with eight photo posts, some are more, some are less “Christmas-like”. All pictures taken during this December.

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