December 6th

This morning we had an unusual visitor...


 ...first it didn't look that much of anything, really...

..when suddenly... Could it be...oh yes: SUN!


And when we Finns celebrate*, there's really no limit so MOON showed up as well!


It was a crisp winter-morning (-22C), and everything was sort of festively beautiful. Our flags were up already, and I was the only person around. Peaceful Birthday, Finland!


And oh, suddenly I wasn't the only one around, this little guy was having his snack high, high up in the tree... Hello there, little squirrel!


After a quiet morning I had a busy day, and as you read this we're enjoying our Independence Day celebrations. I wish you a lovely, lovely evening, and will tell you more of all yummy things we had tomorrow.


Happy December 6th!

Yours,
Mia

 * Finland turns 95 today!

16 comments:

Jane said...

Happy Birthday Finland. Enjoy the fun Mia, what gorgeous photos but that is far too cold for me...brrrr. Keep warm,
Jane x

Crafts @ Home said...

Happy Birthday Finland, have a lovely time, Our sky looked the same as yours this morning, but we didn't have any snow, or those tempretures, brrrrr
Sue Xxx

greenrabbitdesigns said...

A very happy birthday to Finland! :)
Your photos are beautiful, especially the little squirrel!
I hope you are all having a wonderful time !!!
Vivienne x

Teje Karjalainen said...

Hyvaa itsenaisyyspaivaa, Mia ja Suomi! Beautiful post with the cute squirrel! they look sometimes inside from my father's window.
I watched the party in the Castle and with some old songs it was really touching!
I wish you great weekend!
xxx Teje
Ps. You have already so cold - can you believe that at this moment I wear cotton socks, woollen knitted socks and 'Aino' homeshoes! Finally warm feet!

mynestofyarnandbuttons said...

Happy 95th Birthday Finland! Enjoy your celebration Mia! The "Sun", that was worth a celebration all in itself!
xoRobin❤

Megumi said...

Happy 95th! Ahh, there is my friend! First time to see squirrel from Finland. Very cute.
Megumi

Helen Philipps said...

Happy Birthday, Finland! Hope you had a wonderful celebration, Mia. I'm glad you saw the sun...and the moon too :)
Have a happy weekend!
Helen x

Mia said...

Dear Jane,

I know, it was cold, but now we only ;) have -10C or so and heavy wind *sigh*...But snow is still there and everything is so pretty.

Me&sis are off to IKEA tomorrow for a shopping spree/sister's day trip. yippee!

Happy weekend!

Yours,
Mia

Mia said...

Hello Sue,

I wish you a lovely, lovely weekend!

Stay warm and cozy!

Yours,
Mia

Mia said...

Hello Vivienne,

Our day was wonderful, thank you!

Wishing you the loveliest weekend!

Yours,
Mia

Mia said...

Hello Teje,

I hope you had paras Itsenäisyyspäivä ikinä! We had lovely time, food was good and the dresses in the castle were beautiful... Nothing more needed!

Have a wonderful weekend!

Yours,
Mia

Mia said...

Hello Robin,

My thought exactly! Sun made it all even more special...

I wish you a sunny weekend!

Yours,
Mia

Mia said...

Hello Megumi,

I really took the photo you in mind as I thought it would be lovely to show one of ours to you as I know how you like these little guys! He was so quick I didn't manage to get sharper pics with my frozen hands :)!

Have a lovely weekend!

Yours,
Mia

Mia said...

Thank you Helen,

It was a lovely day!

I wish you a wonderful (and sunny!) weekend too!

Yours,
Mia

Anne said...

Happy 95th Birthday to you, Finland!!

Love all of your blue and white candles and holders. I hope it warms up for your weekend.

Anne and all
PC22

Mia said...

Thank you, dear Anne!

It's a bit warmer already and heavy snow promised for tomorrow...Better than -22C!

Wishing you a lovely and hopefully sunny weekend!

Yours,
Mia