This just had to be by picture for the weekly photo challenge of ‘morning’! Not my typical morning, definitely the once-in-a-lifetime type.
This was in June this year, just before Midsummer. We spent a few days at my brother’s summer cottage by lake Saimaa in eastern Finland. It was the ‘nightless night’ time in Finland. Something (most likely an irritating mosquito!) woke me up at 4am, and unable to fall back asleep, I decided to take a walk outside. How lucky I did! The sun was rising from behind the trees on the opposite side of the lake, reflecting gorgeously on the mirror-like, calm surface of the water. It was peaceful and calm. Only some fish making plopping noises, while jumping up from the lake, and a few peeps of birds.
I stayed on the wooden jetty for some time taking in all this natural beauty. I would have wanted to stay longer if it wasn’t for the annoying mosquitos disturbing me, and whining in my ears all the time. What a zen moment, though and an indelible picture in my mind from this summer!
August 9, 2016 at 1:14 pm
I can feel the calm. That is a magical photo.
August 9, 2016 at 1:27 pm
Thank you Laura! It was one of the rare moments to remember.
August 9, 2016 at 4:02 pm
I can feel this moment, you describe it so beautifully! It’s perfect, something you wish everyone visiting Finland would experience. ❤
August 9, 2016 at 4:52 pm
That view is absolutely beautiful Sinikka, the light is truly magical. I’m already missing the ‘white nights’ and having to accustom myself to closing the curtains and switching on the light around 9.00 pm !
August 10, 2016 at 11:38 am
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August 27, 2016 at 9:58 am
Thank you for your comment! Will definitely visit your blog, too.
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August 28, 2016 at 5:32 am
I love sunrise on the water. Very nice shot!
September 30, 2016 at 6:07 pm
Thank you so much for your comment!