Friday, June 26

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In true midsummer fashion, the weather was rather cool - luckily only one day was really rainy, so we did enjoy being outdoors as much as we could. Barbecued, read, went rowing on the lake (the Boy insisted on the life vest. even though I thought it rather unnecessary), and swam.

I rarely feel so calm as when I'm swimming, alone, feeling the water around me and hearing only the noises of birds, wind, and water.
And there's nothing like swimming when the water reflects the clouds. Perfection.

On the first night the water was 14 degrees Celsius, and it felt icy - it still felt icy a few days later, at 17 degrees, but I still managed to swim for quite a long time. Too bad we had to leave just when the weather turned warmer - I'm sure the water would be perfect right now - but the Boy had to return to work. I'm already planning another long weekend there, though...

7 comments:

Ilona said...

Hieno soutaja on!

Anonymous said...

Better safe than sorry; besides, you look cute in the vest! (I was always told, no matter how well you swim, what if you hit your head and get knocked out?)

Beautiful sparkles on the water..I went on a trip last week and the passenger next to me on the plane was reading that book!

Fine Little Day said...

Such a beautiful landscape. Can almost feel the smell of nordic summer in my nose through these photos.

Niina said...

Suomi maisemaa on aina mahtava katsella. Tosin Juhannuksena olisi voinut olla lämpimämpää ...

paperisydän said...

Kivoja kesätunnelmia :)

Gingerley said...

Olen käynyt monta kertaa katsomassa näitä kuvia, kun niistä tulee niin hyvä mieli :) Varsinkin tosta ekasta, se on hirveän elimäkeläinen!

Hyppysellinen said...

last picture is so awesome!

nice that you liked our "munakoisomössö" :)