Spring and Summer 2011 in Finland

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Spring and Summer 2011 in Finland

Post by Jo UK » April 24th, 2011, 11:41 am

Is there news from Squirrel Hill?

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Post by Olga » April 24th, 2011, 4:18 pm

It is spring now :shake:

The cleanest side of the Squirrel Hill (several Hazel bushes had to been cut, partly, during winter be cause they pressed the electric lines :unsure: there is some mess elsewhere)


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Hepatica nobilis or Anemone hepatica in different tones. What's the name in English, Sinivuokko in Finnish (blue anemone?

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Post by Lussi05 » April 24th, 2011, 8:53 pm

That is beautiful spring flowers Olga. In norwegian we call them Blåveis :wave:

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Post by Felis silvestris » April 28th, 2011, 7:41 pm

In German we call them "Leberblümchen" and they are among the first flowers in spring. I remember, when I was a child, I brought my mother small nosegays with them and white anemones.
Memories ...

Today I was at the zoo and near the lynx cage I met one of our friends who was very busy bringing small twigs into a whole in the roof above the cage. He or she was very indignant as I watched him/her in his/her business and even tried to make a photo :shock:
Still, I made one:

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And yes, after he/she got rid of the twig, he/she came out and started yelling at me. Have you ever heard them yelling? I guess yours are so happy with you and the ever filled feeding place, no need to yell or bluster :unsure:

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Post by Jo UK » April 28th, 2011, 7:57 pm

Felis, that is a good action shot!
Yes, I have heard one being angry with a cat. What a noise!

Anemone hepatica = Hepatica nobilis; Common Hepatica, liverwort, kidneywort, pennywort
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anemone_hepatica

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Post by Felis silvestris » April 28th, 2011, 8:32 pm

Those at my office sometimes shout at the people passing if they want to pick up nuts :laugh: You'll know when they are not happy!
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Post by Olga » April 28th, 2011, 10:44 pm

Hi :wave: Felis silvestris, thank you for the photo of squirrel and your greeting from Germany!

I have not seen our squirrels during last days..not even one from far. :unsure: But I believe they are there somewhere. Perhaps we humans and our dogs have been more walking in the surroundings, and the youngest dog is a bit jumpy, wild as away, and noisy.. :D and they keep hiding to protect their private life, and don't want to reveal where they spend their time in daylight, in these times. 8-)
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Post by macdoum » April 29th, 2011, 2:00 am

:loveshower: ..the snow has gone at last from Squirrel Hill. Spring is there too.!
When the squirrels are ready thay will come to see you/and us. Maybe it's 'baby-time' too for them ? :whistling:
Enjoy the sunshine Olga,don't work too hard. :rolleyes:
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Post by Felis silvestris » April 29th, 2011, 11:26 am

Olga wrote: I have not seen our squirrels during last days..not even one from far. :unsure: But I believe they are there somewhere. Perhaps we humans and our dogs have been more walking in the surroundings, and the youngest dog is a bit jumpy, wild as away, and noisy.. :D and they keep hiding to protect their private life, and don't want to reveal where they spend their time in daylight, in these times. 8-)
I guess they are busy getting the drey (nest) ready for the new children :laugh: like the one I saw yesterday.
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Post by Olga » April 29th, 2011, 1:09 pm

It is the day of The Royal Wedding of HRH Prince William and Kate Middleton


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Post by Olga » April 29th, 2011, 1:09 pm

Birches are opening their leaves!


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Post by Olga » April 29th, 2011, 1:20 pm

:laugh: I know that squirrels all ready have had their wedding day there up on the top of these spruces:

The nest is on the spruce top to the left:
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On this spruce they like to sit and watch if the yard is empty:

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Post by Olga » April 30th, 2011, 8:27 pm

Happy and Comfortable May Day Eve to all visitors! :wave:

:bounce: One squirrel visited today, at 16:20. It stayed there only for five minutes. I have to say that this squirrel remionds me of the one small squirrel whom I named Baby squirrel last summer, it was very young. It has a quite big head en relation to the body, short nose.. well. I looked familiar! Anyway

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Post by Olga » April 30th, 2011, 8:28 pm

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Post by Olga » April 30th, 2011, 8:30 pm

oh no, I have not resized all photos, some are huge!! :blush:

But I have to go on a bit later!!

edit: all right! Some times photobucket just uploads huge photos how many times I resize them. The solution: I have to rename each photo and then do the resizing one time more :laugh:

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Post by Olga » April 30th, 2011, 9:17 pm

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Post by Olga » April 30th, 2011, 9:17 pm

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Post by Olga » April 30th, 2011, 9:18 pm

:help: ..what to do?? again gigant photos.. I have resized, renamed, etc.. fot three times these photos.. :puzzled:
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Post by Jo UK » April 30th, 2011, 9:19 pm

Olga, that size is fine! Don't make work for yourself!
Your pictures are well within our 800 X 600 guidelines.

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Post by Olga » April 30th, 2011, 9:21 pm

Jo UK wrote:Olga, that size is fine! Don't make work for yourself!
Your pictures are well within our 800 X 600 guidelines.
I saw a 1600x etc photos!! still two of them.. whats going on?? :puzzled: :blush:

edit: Now they are there as big as I wanted!

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