An American Expat Explores Life In the Finnish Forest
12.05.13 Grävsta, Järna, Sweden
Classroom yurt, 92”, 1:05am
Shaun as photographer, I just helped him navigate my camera settings.
Time to relax, sort through photos, and readjust to life in Helsinki.
26.04.2013 Slow Food’s plot, Annala Helsinki
And everyone’s favorite- strawberries. We plan on dividing these and hauling many back to Kaapeli’s rooftop garden. I will post photos from our work day setting that up later this week.
Other Alliums doing their thing as well.
Chives are unstoppable- and quite tasty this early in the season.
Remember my common grief regarding allotments? Yeah, that is bare soil in the other plots. So our plot (and our neighbor’s) became havens for spiders and other insects to overwinter in. Our entire garden is teeming with hundreds of spiders.
I had no idea that lavender would survive a Finnish winter- I guess all I had to do was ask because apparently that is common knowledge. Anyway, I was happy to see them return with gusto.
I should have switched to a different lens for this shot since background is a bit too busy.
Missed the focus by a long shot on this one. Wanted the tulips… Anyway- the tulips are hold overs from the previous owner. They are emerging all over the plot with no regards to my pathways :)
The blurry blob to the right is anise if I remember correctly.
Thyme getting an early start on the season.
Pulling back the layer of mulch near the access path reveals that we have a healthy soil food web- fungi included.