A day in the botanical garden

Mittwoch, 24. Mai 2017

Hej everyone! How has been your week so far? Mine has been pretty relaxed but still exciting since I spend I lot of time exploring the last couple of places I desperately want to see before I leave Helsinki. Yesterday I spent my day among squirrels and birds in the forest, sitting between pine cones while six squirrels were running around me. I will share photos and videos soon! 
Today I met sweet Mia again and we spent the day in the botanical garden in Helsinki. It was such a sunny day and when we entered the rooms the warm and humid air made us feel like in a tropical jungle. 

It felt so nice walking between the palms, cocoa tree, ferns and many other plants and trees. The cacti and aloe vera plant have been my favorite as well as the water lilies and citrus trees. Plants make me so happy - their green color brightens up my mind. And their smell is so exotic and calming. We were wandering around, taking photos and talking while I felt like grabbing my jungle helmet and getting on a jungle safari. 

It is such an incredible thing to see, smell and feel such exotic plants which usually just grow far far away in deep jungles of this earth. It is a privileg to experience such variety of trees and flowers. Mia and I enjoyed our time together in the botanical garden and I wish I could have stayed longer to learn every scientific name by heart and get to know every little plant better. This earth is so full of magic - Mia and I have been fascinated by the little and giant leaves and blossoms we saw.

After our adventure in the botanical garden we walked back to my home and made vegan bolognese and pancakes, watched the photos and listened to music while talking about life and love and all the little things in life. We had a little walk to an art supply store and scrolled through the shelves filled with colors and brushes before we seperated at the train station.

Oh what a wonderful day it has been, with Mia and the plants! I hope you are all fine and enjoyed the day! Take care, lots of love! 

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  1. I loved this post and all this photos!
    My week is going not so good, winter is coming here in Brazil and I got sick :(. I love winter, but this transition from very hot to cold always makes me sick. It was very good to see a little of your lovely day!
    Your photos are always amazing!
    A Menina da Janela

    1. Oh thank you so much, dear!
      I am sorry to hear you are sick - I hope you get well soon and be able to enjoy Winter then!

      Have a wonderful day,
      Lots of love to you

  2. Oh my gosh! Such a wonderful place! *__* I could live there.

    1. Oh yes it is such a lovely place to explore, sit and draw or spend with a friend :) <3

  3. Beautiful pictures of a beautiful place!
    Is this botanical garden in the city centre of Helsinki? :) Was there an enter fee to go inside the greenhouses or was it free of charge?

    1. Thank you dear! <3
      There was a fee for (if I remember right) 6€ for students :)



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