Upon further perusal of the damning cloud files it has become apparent that our floosey Mommy was able to tear herself away from the Finnish Felines long enough to get a few quick snaps of the Great Outdoors.
Water is abundant in Finland, which really charmed our desert-rat Mommy.
This is an old quarry-turned-swimming hole, complete with a tiny sand beach. Crazypants people swim here in the winter too! The building in the background is (according to Mommy) the nicest service (petrol/gas) station she's ever been in. (more on that in an upcoming post.)
The ground is quite marshy in the springtime; this is actually a little bit inland from the smaller lake near the house.
And the lake directly behind the preceding shot.
Mommy loves pathways. This one is leading to a bird-watching tower through (yet another) marsh. The ground in Finland is rising fairly rapidly from the release of the weight of the glacier retreating from the last ice age. As recently as fifty years ago, this land was still under water!
The ice on the rivers has just broken up and the water was in full spate. Mommy says the roar was incredible, and the water is tea-brown from all the peat and organic matter that leaches into it.
And here is Mommy's host/patient, sitting on a submerged dock.
They do some weird things in Finland...
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