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Finnish Summer Nature


Finnish nature is at its best at the moment: green and full of colour. I got so inspired by the abundance of flowers on our evening walk the other day that I was too focused on snapping photos to notice the lovely little fella we bumped into. Scroll down to the end to find out who he was!

blommor purple röllekaögontröst green snail whiteflowers horsma babygirl limefinnishlandscape white wildstrawberries duntrav violer grey digitalis whitestarslanita fluff raspberries walk förgätmigej snake

I hate snakes but am still fascinated by them. Unfortunately they are a part of Finnish summer, but luckily we only have one venomous species – the viper that you can see in the photo. This one quickly disappeared into the grass when we tried to take a closer look, but he was there again on our way back. Yuk.

x Nina x

Nina Äikäs

<p>I’m a Swedish-speaking Finn who left Finland for the lovely and thrilling London town in 2011, but after meeting an equally lovely and thrilling Scotsman I somehow now find myself in the beautiful city of Edinburgh. In February 2015 our gorgeous little girl arrived and made us a happy family of three. Follow my blog and get to know us!</p>

  • zainkurdi

    Beautiful pictures ? I hate snakes too. Can’t believe you have a venomous variety for a relatively cold country?

    July 19, 2015 at 7:45 pm
  • shazza

    What gorgeous flowers. It looks so serene there. I had no idea Finland has snakes!

    July 19, 2015 at 9:54 pm
  • SirNovak

    Such a beautiful country! Often under-appreciated by Americans. The wildberries look delicious! I hope you plucked some.

    However I like snakes… but not the kind that can kill me…

    July 23, 2015 at 2:30 am
  • Maria R

    Härlig grön natur och vackra bilder, och Lana som så inspekterar omgivningen.. Men huj fy sjutton! Hur har du kunnat stanna o ta bild på en sån bamse-orm?? De e ju en jöötade anakonda! Herretusan, ja sku ha flygit i luften, tycker ren att maskar är alltför sliskiga och äckliga..

    July 29, 2015 at 12:40 pm
  • Arielle

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    September 25, 2015 at 3:16 am
      • Arielle

        Thank you, you are so sweet! I think I followed you on social media too 🙂 Let me know if you like the acai bowl!

        September 25, 2015 at 12:25 pm
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