Autumn in Finland

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Autumn in Finland

Post by Olga » September 16th, 2009, 12:10 pm

Pictures from the south of Finland.
60.10 North - Helsinki.
(Olga may not be in Helsinki but I expect it's close enough as a rough guide - Jo)

About 25 kms from the see shore

The first pictures the 13th September:

Pictures are taken at 20:00

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Re: Autumn in Finland

Post by Olga » September 16th, 2009, 10:25 pm

16th September 2009.

at 13:00

A view from my work room window to North East. Vegetables: An Apple tree, birches and and a gate in the dog fence covered by hups (Humulus Lupulus)

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A view from the kitchen window to South West. Different trees: Maple, birch, hazel, rowan.

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Re: Autumn in Finland

Post by Jo UK » September 16th, 2009, 10:29 pm

What a lovely area, Olga!

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Re: Autumn in Finland

Post by Olga » September 16th, 2009, 11:10 pm

Jo UK wrote:What a lovely area, Olga!
Thank you! Helsinki is not far at all. It takes 20-25 minutes to drive there. There is here one very beautiful aspen too.. it's still all green. But I have to watch it.. It is so soon it turns colour. It is difficult to get in one picture. Next night there may be frost, under 0 celsius.
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Re: Autumn in Finland

Post by Jo UK » September 16th, 2009, 11:17 pm

When do you expect the first frost in Finland?

We MAY get one in November, then nothing much until after Christmas.

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Post by Olga » September 16th, 2009, 11:26 pm

Jo UK wrote:When do you expect the first frost in Finland?

We MAY get one in November, then nothing much until after Christmas.
The very next night! :unsure: Maybe not, there is +10 now, at 23:25. We have had frost nights already in August some years.. All my sunflowers were white of frost, covered by 'frost-snow' (huurre?), all dead in one morning, 22th August, don't remember the year.

Some of these night will change everyting...
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Re: Autumn in Finland

Post by Jo UK » September 16th, 2009, 11:34 pm

Your word huurre seems much like our word - hoar frost. That white stuff that sticks to things when the temp drops below freezing -
Huurre, hoar.

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Re: Autumn in Finland

Post by Jo UK » September 16th, 2009, 11:36 pm

Google says the Finnish word Huurre means
noun
frost
hoarfrost
rime

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Re: Autumn in Finland

Post by Olga » September 17th, 2009, 4:38 pm

Some trees more as long as they are green

Aspen, the tree I like most
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The oldest birtch in front of our house
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A young oak and a birtch, some lilac bushes

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Re: Autumn in Finland

Post by Olga » September 18th, 2009, 8:04 pm

One funny little tree on our garden. It is a remaining of thorn bushes which we removed for ten years ago. The name in English may be hawthorn (?).

18th September at 19:00

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Re: Autumn in Finland

Post by Jo UK » September 18th, 2009, 9:17 pm

Olga, is this the same as your hawthorn?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Common_Hawthorn

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Re: Autumn in Finland

Post by alice44 » September 18th, 2009, 9:27 pm

Olga,

I thought I said something in the other thread but I think I forgot to -- your trees/area is so beautiful. Such tall trees and the space is almost magical.

Your little Hawthorn is so cute -- the thing behind my birches is almost as tall as they are so I can't even see the little red berries -- they are up in the air.

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Post by Olga » September 18th, 2009, 10:06 pm

Thanks Jo and Alice! Our house is on a little hill. But it's funny that the biggest trees seems to be here, not in the valley below. I took a photo of the berries and leaves of my little Hawthorn tree. It begun from a 'root remaining from the former bushes, a little branche. One little branche appeared one summer from between the stones. I just got an idea why not try to 'make' a tree of that. It has been there now about 7 years. The roots of the tree are to the left on the other side of the little stone wall. Little by little I helped it to crow as it is now. We didn't want it to be a bush because the thorns are strong and sharp.

There happened to be an article in Looduskalender of these Hathorn bushes or little trees. They are several different species. These bushes seem to be very common here. People here seems to have Hawthorn fences here and there.

hahaa :rotf: can you believe: Google translator claimed that 'oksa' (a branche of a tree) is 'oxa'!


http://www.looduskalender.ee/en/node/5124

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Re: Autumn in Finland

Post by Olga » September 18th, 2009, 10:16 pm

Jo UK wrote:Your word huurre seems much like our word - hoar frost. That white stuff that sticks to things when the temp drops below freezing -
Huurre, hoar.
I found some etymology to the word huurre. It is told to have origin from behind the Ural montains, to East from Ural, Russia, and it is a word more than 8000 years old. Maybe English too has words of same origin. Hoar is just very like to our huurre!

http://www.tiede.fi/keskustelut/post100 ... l#p1003059
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Re: Autumn in Finland

Post by Jo UK » September 18th, 2009, 10:34 pm

I think European languages have become so intermingled over the centuries or millenia! People always liked to travel!

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Post by Olga » September 18th, 2009, 10:49 pm

Jo UK wrote:I think European languages have become so intermingled over the centuries or millenia! People always liked to travel!
That's true, very true. But the modern English language has one million different words, is it true? It's funny to know that in older times it was usual that laypeople could speak three-four different languages (in the Middle Ages e g) but they could not write not even their own name ( some of our historians said that).
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Re: Autumn in Finland

Post by Olga » September 20th, 2009, 10:21 am

In the morning on the 20th September at 9:00.

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Re: Autumn in Finland

Post by macdoum » September 20th, 2009, 8:09 pm

Lovely trees in your garden Olga. :nod:
They call Hawthorn= aubepine here in France.
Good images here;
http://images.google.fr/images?hl=fr&so ... e&resnum=4
(my, that's a mouthful...hope I got the correct link.!! )
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Re: Autumn in Finland

Post by alice44 » September 21st, 2009, 9:20 am

The rock wall and steps are beautiful -- the space is almost magical.

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Re: Autumn in Finland

Post by Olga » September 23rd, 2009, 11:07 am

23th September

In the morning at 10:00

Not very much has happened here.

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The same red top of the maple is more red than one week ago on the 16th September

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