Posts in Analog
Breathing in, slowing down
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A moment of Silence

The past couple of days felt really confusing and overwhelming. Sometimes the world turns so fast that you feel dizzy and upside down. So I took my analog camera and tried to slow down by feeling moments more intensely and capturing them through the single click, which made me feel so much more present and focused on those particular little things and moments and took the rush out of the hectic life. The sunset after the storm with its golden light that found its way through all the small raindrops that's been left over on my rooftop window, the lilac Summer flowers from my walk through the fields, oranges in bed and the moon that's shone so brightly through my window the other night - all these moments become so much more special and important.

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Sometimes it takes some time until we find our pace again.


A frosty morning and the wish for snow

God morgon, allihoppa! I am sitting at my rooftop window watching the frosty layer of ice slowly melting on the glass, running down to the bottom and becoming one wet mess with the rest. The sky is blue and the sun makes the frost on the fields glitter. This night it almost hit zero degrees and this morning the fields and my window have been covered with a magical layer of frost. I got so excited when I woke up and looked out - maybe there will be snow soon! I am wishing for it so badly! When there is snow everything seems so much more beautiful and cozy - a white blanket of happiness. I can't really describe the feeling it gives me but it is familiar and kind.

Last night I have been for a night walk with Balou, the dog I am taking care of twice a week, and we wandered through the fields in the total darkness, the moon was shining bright despite a few clouds floating by and I could see the stars on the night sky. I like to disappear into the darkness and become one with the shadows, it eases my mind and I can think so much clearer. So many impressions flash through my head when I wander through the black. I look up to the deep dark sky and wonder what life is and who I am, a little spot in this giant universe. Life feels so finite and so infinite in those moments, and so conscious at the same time. We were wandering through the darkness, I've been singing along while I listened to the sound of Balou padding through the paddles of yesterday's rain in the grass. Surrounded by the dark and nature I feel so much more inspired and I sing along different melodies that come to my mind, the only listener's the moon. I really enjoy our walks together. They bring the calm.

Now I will get ready for the day, clean up the little mess here and start being productive! Later I will go out into the cold and off to my Swedish class. 

I hope you all have a wonderful day! Hug - M.

{ Analog photos with Revueflex AC2 }

Spring feelings

Happy Easter, everyone! I hope you all have sunny holidays! I spent this weekend very relaxed at Tiina's place to get out of my own four walls for a few days. She visited her family for Easter so I had her flat for myself, enjoyed a bath and the silence since there aren't so many people around here. Lately, I haven't been so active here because I am very busy with work for the university but also because my thoughts are somewhere else at the moment, at someone else to be more specific. I spend a lot of time with a wonderful soul at the moment and sometimes I just don't feel like writing here. I just want to enjoy the Spring feeling to its fullest. 

But I got my latest analogue film developed and the photos show a wonderful afternoon I spent with Loraina at the shore. We were lucky to see five squirrels running around some rocks and trees to get some nuts, and we were able to shoot some lovely photos of them. We also admired the snowdrops and crocuses which survived despite the still very cold temperatures here in the north.

Sometimes life is so excited you want to share it with the entire world, but sometimes I just want to hold onto that feeling and feel it in silence. Spring is a mixture of snow and sun here at the moment and so is my heart. Happy Easter, dear ones! I hope you are all fine!

Cold woods, Warm hearts
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- Winter is full of warm thoughts, cookies, hot tea, 

candles, winter walks in the snow, long talks with good friends,

hats and cosy sweaters, and happy thoughts. -OH, wonderful wonderful winter. I am so happy we could see a glimpse of you already!Now that it is grey and rainy again I am dreaming of you coming back soon.Winter is so full of cosiness, it makes me feel love for life even more than in the other seasons, although I love every single one.The cold makes me happy and gives me energy, darkness makes me feel comfortable even though many people complain about it.My first winter in the Great North feels so very good and I will enjoy every single moment of it. Snow, come back soon, I miss you!

A few moments of this day: