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!


 * Finland turns 95 today!


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

Anonymous 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!

Megumi said...

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

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!


Mia said...

Hello Sue,

I wish you a lovely, lovely weekend!

Stay warm and cozy!


Mia said...

Hello Vivienne,

Our day was wonderful, thank you!

Wishing you the loveliest weekend!


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!


Mia said...

Hello Robin,

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

I wish you a sunny weekend!


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!


Mia said...

Thank you Helen,

It was a lovely day!

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


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

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!


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