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Birdy and other Fellows

During the years I have been monitoring birds in nature, by the sea at Raumanmeri (near the town of Rauma in Finland) where I was born and spent my childhood. There my hubby and I - and occasionally our adult children with their families - spend the rare but precious, glorious, bright summer days. And yes, there are birds; lots of them. In spring they fill the air and scenery. Swans are many. They are beautiful and easy to take pics of - even with my camera which hasn´t got any huge zoom. In Finnish mythology swan is a bird of underworld. Finnish composer, Jean Sibelius, found swans very special. He had seen plenty of swans by the Tuusula lake where he walked every day near his house. Those

In the Peace of Mind

It has been a cold spring: like a never ending winter. Anyway, I have enjoyed the increasing light. And how wonderful it was to have a warm and sunny week end. We spent it in our little summer place in Rauma by the sea. Actually Vakaskari is a little island. Sunday morning was calm and filled with birdsong. How healing all that was to my recovering body and soul. Thank you for your kindness, love, company and support to my spouse. It has been a hard spring for both of us. See more about my breast cancer story: Mammaca. You´ll find a few lines in English at the end of each post. My Mammaca tells how it all started in February. ... Mun mielenrauhan maisemassa oli ihana viettää kevään ensimmäi

Katson valoon

Leena Vainio KATSON VALOON Studio, Taidekeskus Mältinranta 25.3.-11.4.2017 Pyynikinharjun maisema aukeaa aivan työhuoneen ikkunoitten takana. Syksyllä ruskan värit tulvivat sisään ja siirtyvät huomaamatta työskentelyyni. Syksyn edetessä valo vähenee paitsi maisemassa, myös yhteiskunnassa. Minua ahdistaa ”maailman meno”. Sekin tulee maalaamiseeni. Juuri pimeimpänä aikana ennen joulua saan yllättäen tietää, että voin menettää näkökykyni. Toisaalta tilanne voi onneksi ns. parantua itsestään. Mitään ei voi tehdä; ”aika näyttää kuinka käy”. Epävarmuus ja elämän hauraus on totta. Valon merkitys, valon näkeminen saa uutta merkitystä ja maalaaminen uusia kierroksia. Valo on toivon väri. Työskentel

LEENA VAINIO

 

aiemmin/earlier blog: Vivere est

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