Since May we have stayed nearly all the weekends at the countryside, but now we spent the weekend in Helsinki. On Sunday we made a bicycle trip to Viikki and Lammassaari (Sheep Island). Here are some photos, flowers too :)
First stop by the Viikki cultivation patches. The dahlias brought me to stop, the sunflowers charmed the youngest one. I haven't grown neither of them for years, maybe I should... I just adored dahlias when I was younger.
On the bedrock a tiny frog jumped into our backpack until it jumped safely away :)
The boys made a fast bark boat.
Eastern Finncattle herding. The city centre on the background.
Canada geese migrating.
Canada geese on the field.
Walking on the duckboards towards the Sheep island.
Mushrooms on the way, probably not suitable for eating.
"Cat's gold" (biotite) on the rock.
There were lots of tiny cottages on the island. This cone curtain was lovely :)
In the end of the new duckboards there was a gate.
Behind the gate was a surprise: sheep. Well, it was called a sheep island :)
Small cottage, big tree.
Opposite of the cottage, over the sea is Arabia.
On our way back home we had a break outside the tropical garden Gardenia. Here are some lovely flowers like this aster.
The lovely shades of August!
Tämän ruusun luona oli nimikyltti Rosa floribunda 'Amber Queen', mutta eihän se voi ollakaan se koska tämä ei ole lähelläkään meripihkan väriä. Kaunis kylläkin :)
By this rose was a name label: Rosa floribunda 'Amber Queen', but it can't be, because the colour is not at all amber. It's beautiful though :)