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Carved in stone

Published July 18, 2013 by Dreamreflector

I was biking around and found a really beautiful beach with a very interestingly shaped bedrock. Here are some pretty fascinating close ups I took there. They’re pretty abstract but I like them C:

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I’ve always been a fan of rocks. They really have an ageless beauty to them. It really amazes me when I think about the time and pressure it has taken to mold these rocky surfaces as they appear to me now. Really humbling in a way to know that the rock your standing on has been there for countless of decades. I know I am young but this makes everyone seem young. This really gets me into deep thoughts about the fragility of my life and the relativeness of time.

A dream quote for today, fitted for my pondering mood: “Never give up on a dream because of the time it will take you to accomplish it. The time will pass anyway.”

And here’s a track that I think is good for pondering the matters of life and timelessness, makes me feel really nostalgic somehow. Corvette Cassette by Slow Magic http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OwivxbGAuF0

It’s like a walk in the park

Published July 15, 2013 by Dreamreflector

I really am an evening person. I love how the light quietly softens and finally creeps away. I love how the streetlights start switching on, one by one. I love it when the birds of the day get quiet and the mysterious night singers start. I love to see the shadows of threes and buildings change shape. I love the idea that any time now is the moment when you could get away with anything. I love how the city gets quiet. I love how all the benches in the park are unoccupied. I really love the night.

However, today there is a festival by the name of Ilosaarirock in town. I can here the music right now, inside my apartment. This city, as most cities in Finland, is usually very safe, even by night. But today, with 22 000 metal heads hanging around I really did feel a teensy bit uneasy when thinking about going for a walk at night. So, I had to reschedule my walk for earlier. I took my camera along just in case, and indeed, it was like a walk in the park to take some pictures on a walk in a park by the river.

Enjoy! C:

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I was really intrigued by the difference in the calmness of the river on the opposite sides of the water divider.

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The lake was not calm at all.

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On my way back, I saw these guys on their evening fishing trip. It may not be apparent in the silhouette, but these men were definitely the embodiment of three generations in their family. How traditional ^^

Today’s dream quote: “Living your dreams is not what happens to you. It’s what you do with what happens to you that makes you live your dreams.” ^^

A dose of Drosera

Published July 10, 2013 by Dreamreflector

I have had a real fascination towards carnivorous plants for a long time now. We only have a measly three species of them here in Finland, and all of those are of the genus Drosera. I headed to one of my favorite swamps for some close ups of the little fellows. And yes, I am still in love with the macro lens.

Enjoy! C:

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A close up of the tips of two Drosera longifolia leaves

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An other Drosera longifolia leaf

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An above view of a Drosera rotundifolia leaf

A few Drosera longifolia flowers, not open, unfortunately, but that might have been too good to be true, considering the fact that they are only open for a short while on a random sunny day. Love the picture esthetically though C:

A dream quote for today: “It starts with a dream. Add faith and it becomes a belief. Add action and it becomes a part of life. Add perseverance and it becomes a goal in sight. Add patience and time and it ends with a dream come true.” ^^