Half a month to the summer

Everyone if Finland knows this saying: “Kuu kiurusta kesään, puolikuuta peipposesta, västäräkistä vähäsen, pääskysestä ei päivääkään!” It translates approximately this way: “One month to the summer from the arrival of Skylark, half a month from the arrival of Chaffinch, almost there when the Wagtail appears, when the Swallow is here – the summer is here.” … More Half a month to the summer

Too many rain drops and other summer tales

Climate change strikes again. After the extremely snowy winter, snow melt here in Lapland caused quite a bit of flooding. Water in the lake hardly reached the normal level before the rainy part of the summer started. Flood pools near the shorelines offered an excellent breeding ground for insects. Insect eating birds and their little … More Too many rain drops and other summer tales