a girl behind a camera

Things that make me laugh and love
in times of adventure.

Sometimes you gotta fall before you fly. (Today is the time to fly!)

Sometimes you gotta fall before you fly. (Today is the time to fly!)

Notes 13th August 2013
Why I Wake Early
Hello, sun in my face.Hello, you who make the morningand spread it over the fieldsand into the faces of the tulipsand the nodding morning glories,and into the windows of, even, themiserable and crotchety–
best preacher that ever was,dear star, that just happensto be where you are in the universeto keep us from ever-darkness,to ease us with warm touching,to hold us in the great hands of light–good morning, good morning, good morning.
Watch, now, how I start the dayin happiness, in kindness.
(Mary Oliver)
Why I Wake Early
Hello, sun in my face.Hello, you who make the morningand spread it over the fieldsand into the faces of the tulipsand the nodding morning glories,and into the windows of, even, themiserable and crotchety–
best preacher that ever was,dear star, that just happensto be where you are in the universeto keep us from ever-darkness,to ease us with warm touching,to hold us in the great hands of light–good morning, good morning, good morning.
Watch, now, how I start the dayin happiness, in kindness.
(Mary Oliver)

Why I Wake Early

Hello, sun in my face.
Hello, you who make the morning
and spread it over the fields
and into the faces of the tulips
and the nodding morning glories,
and into the windows of, even, the
miserable and crotchety–

best preacher that ever was,
dear star, that just happens
to be where you are in the universe
to keep us from ever-darkness,
to ease us with warm touching,
to hold us in the great hands of light–
good morning, good morning, good morning.

Watch, now, how I start the day
in happiness, in kindness.

(Mary Oliver)

Notes 4th August 2013
ODOTUS
Lumossa puutarhan ma hiljaa kuljin.Jo uinui untaan rivit kukkien.Kuin kivun tunsin niitä leikaten,mut syliini ne suloisesti suljin.Kun viimein yli hajuherneidenloin katseen, herkenneen näin illan sinen.Ja hetki hetkeltä se, ihmeellinen,syveni, vienoni, taas syveten.Mut alla metsäin järvi vaaleasisäistä valoansa hohti vielä,kuin vanginnut sen lasi ihanaois viime säteet, säilyttäen ne siellä.Ja yli taivaan, jonka hurmaan jäin,levisi pilviryhmä jumalainenkuin valkohuntu, hämyyn-loistavainen.Niin ensi tähti syttyi värähtäin.Ja yhä syttyi tähdet vaaleat,kuin sinenevää tietä käydä aloinja kylmään ruohoon astuin paljain jaloin.Jo sylissäni kukat nukkuivat,maa, metsä nukkui uneen suloiseen,mut taivas yhä uusin tähdin eli.Kun valkeneva säde värähtelimyös läpi pilvihunnun himmenneen,niin kaikin aistein, yöhön herkistyvin,ma tunsin, että täytyis viimeinkintien käänteestä sun tulla silmin hyvin,sa, jota monta kesää odotin.
(Saima Harmaja)

ODOTUS

Lumossa puutarhan ma hiljaa kuljin.
Jo uinui untaan rivit kukkien.
Kuin kivun tunsin niitä leikaten,
mut syliini ne suloisesti suljin.

Kun viimein yli hajuherneiden
loin katseen, herkenneen näin illan sinen.
Ja hetki hetkeltä se, ihmeellinen,
syveni, vienoni, taas syveten.

Mut alla metsäin järvi vaalea
sisäistä valoansa hohti vielä,
kuin vanginnut sen lasi ihana
ois viime säteet, säilyttäen ne siellä.

Ja yli taivaan, jonka hurmaan jäin,
levisi pilviryhmä jumalainen
kuin valkohuntu, hämyyn-loistavainen.
Niin ensi tähti syttyi värähtäin.

Ja yhä syttyi tähdet vaaleat,
kuin sinenevää tietä käydä aloin
ja kylmään ruohoon astuin paljain jaloin.
Jo sylissäni kukat nukkuivat,
maa, metsä nukkui uneen suloiseen,
mut taivas yhä uusin tähdin eli.
Kun valkeneva säde värähteli
myös läpi pilvihunnun himmenneen,

niin kaikin aistein, yöhön herkistyvin,
ma tunsin, että täytyis viimeinkin
tien käänteestä sun tulla silmin hyvin,

sa, jota monta kesää odotin.

(Saima Harmaja)

Notes 26th July 2013
Notes 26th July 2013
One autumn day with friends a while back. I felt the seasons change.
Seasons Change by Corinne Bailey Rae on Grooveshark
One autumn day with friends a while back. I felt the seasons change.
Seasons Change by Corinne Bailey Rae on Grooveshark
One autumn day with friends a while back. I felt the seasons change.
Seasons Change by Corinne Bailey Rae on Grooveshark
One autumn day with friends a while back. I felt the seasons change.
Seasons Change by Corinne Bailey Rae on Grooveshark

One autumn day with friends a while back. I felt the seasons change.

Seasons Change by Corinne Bailey Rae on Grooveshark

Notes 15th October 2012
Rubber boots and woollen socks. Yellow leaves and raindrops.
Mushaboom by Feist on Grooveshark
Rubber boots and woollen socks. Yellow leaves and raindrops.
Mushaboom by Feist on Grooveshark

Rubber boots and woollen socks. Yellow leaves and raindrops.

Mushaboom by Feist on Grooveshark

Notes 28th September 2012
Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature’s peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop off like autumn leaves.
— John Muir
Notes 24th September 2012
Some summer memories sent to you from rainy Finland…
Some summer memories sent to you from rainy Finland…
Some summer memories sent to you from rainy Finland…

Some summer memories sent to you from rainy Finland…

Notes 24th September 2012
I’ve had a couple of joyfull adventures during the past months that still fill me with warmth. In those moments I managed to catch some photos too. Thought it might do good to spend some time remembering and relishing them. And sharing here too… The photos are from travels to Gotland (Sweden) and Helsinki. The sweet company was the best part.
This past weekend I finished the work I started during the spring. The feeling of tidying up all the story scripts filled with notes and my sketches was quite overwhelming. Both gratefulness and melancholy rushed through me. The first time this year I really feel like autumn has arrived and has brought new plans with it. Courage too.
More photos coming later :)
Who by David Byrne & St. Vincent on Grooveshark
I’ve had a couple of joyfull adventures during the past months that still fill me with warmth. In those moments I managed to catch some photos too. Thought it might do good to spend some time remembering and relishing them. And sharing here too… The photos are from travels to Gotland (Sweden) and Helsinki. The sweet company was the best part.
This past weekend I finished the work I started during the spring. The feeling of tidying up all the story scripts filled with notes and my sketches was quite overwhelming. Both gratefulness and melancholy rushed through me. The first time this year I really feel like autumn has arrived and has brought new plans with it. Courage too.
More photos coming later :)
Who by David Byrne & St. Vincent on Grooveshark
I’ve had a couple of joyfull adventures during the past months that still fill me with warmth. In those moments I managed to catch some photos too. Thought it might do good to spend some time remembering and relishing them. And sharing here too… The photos are from travels to Gotland (Sweden) and Helsinki. The sweet company was the best part.
This past weekend I finished the work I started during the spring. The feeling of tidying up all the story scripts filled with notes and my sketches was quite overwhelming. Both gratefulness and melancholy rushed through me. The first time this year I really feel like autumn has arrived and has brought new plans with it. Courage too.
More photos coming later :)
Who by David Byrne & St. Vincent on Grooveshark

I’ve had a couple of joyfull adventures during the past months that still fill me with warmth. In those moments I managed to catch some photos too. Thought it might do good to spend some time remembering and relishing them. And sharing here too… The photos are from travels to Gotland (Sweden) and Helsinki. The sweet company was the best part.

This past weekend I finished the work I started during the spring. The feeling of tidying up all the story scripts filled with notes and my sketches was quite overwhelming. Both gratefulness and melancholy rushed through me. The first time this year I really feel like autumn has arrived and has brought new plans with it. Courage too.

More photos coming later :)

Who by David Byrne & St. Vincent on Grooveshark

Notes 11th September 2012
Tomorrow I’ll be on my way to Visby… What a lovely feeling to have a little holiday in a while!
Sending restful thoughts Your way,
s
Tomorrow I’ll be on my way to Visby… What a lovely feeling to have a little holiday in a while!
Sending restful thoughts Your way,
s

Tomorrow I’ll be on my way to Visby… What a lovely feeling to have a little holiday in a while!

Sending restful thoughts Your way,

s

Notes 30th July 2012