Sunday, June 5, 2011


We went today for a walk with the wife, and it was dreamlike out there, like Finnish summer. Plenty of flowers, and plenty of the little details that make a summer - and the greenery still has some of the delicate nuances of spring.

Melica nutans is a flower which I have noticed only a couple of times. It should be observed close to see the little wonderful details.


Colin Griffiths said...

Geranium robertianum is known as "Herb Robert" here in the UK, I love to see it each spring. Apparently it gets it's name from the Latin "rubus" or "red" because it was used to staunch wounds. There's so much that we have forgotten about the things we see around us in nature. THanks for sharing this picture.

Juha Haataja said...

@Colin: Here in Finland it is called "Smelly Geranium" (haisukurjenpolvi), which may be a bit unfair. Apparently it has been used for driving away bugs from houses.