The autumn is already here and so are the rainy days. October gave us few days of sunshine and it reminded me of August; the golden coloured days and the evenings that were like the sunset of summer.
“Wilderness is not a luxury but a necessity of the human spirit“
– Edward Abbey
The open marshes, pine canvases and beautiful Lake Suomunjärvi offer a lovely wander in the wilderness. A day – or several if you are up for camping – in this calming natural setting and you do not only relax but might come a cross of friendly co-hikers and some random acts of kindness. Nature does wonders.
Patvinsuo National Park is part of the North Karelian Biosphere Reserve. It is located in an area where natural features typical to the north and south Finland meet. If you are lucky you might see a distant bear, Finland’s national animal, the king of forest.
Midsummer is my favorite time of the year in Finland. It is the time when nordic nature is at its best; the magical white nights embracing light shades of green.
The finnish habit of packing bags and heading to the country side to enjoy and cherish the summer makes it a very special kind of celebration; relaxed, beautiful, peaceful, traditional, fun. I have been extremely lucky to spent past 12 years (except the ones I have spent abroad) in this wonderful setting in North Karelia or what do you think?
Winter made a come back here in Finland. For the occassion and looking at the bride side of the weather change, my favorite winter photo from this year.
Mother nature is a quite of an artist, isn’t she?