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An adventure in Lapland, Part 1

Published July 8, 2014 by Dreamreflector

Three weeks ago from now, I was about to take a leap of faith perhaps bigger than ever. I was to face the family of my loved one and survive the lifestyle of an ever-working people. How would his family react to a city girl leading life so far apart from theirs? And how exactly was said girl supposed to cope in a culture perhaps more foreign to her than all the actual foreign places she had ever been to? Well, you know how you can make yourself feel a bit better in an unpleasant situation by thinking “Just remember you survived situation x and that was far worse than this“? This trip will definitely be filed under situation x. 

There were however, better parts (or a part actually). We spent a day hiking in the Pyhä-Luosto national park. It was just me, him, our new dog (sort of) and the majestic Pyhä fells. That part I quite enjoyed, and thus photographed extensively.

After a few issues with the transportations, dust, too-much-men-in-a-cottage situations and fuel for our Trangia (portable camping stove), we started our hike in the national park. First up was Isokuru (lit. “big gorge”, what a nifty name, right?). This was rather striking when you where there, but unfortunately the scale of things can’t really be grasped from photos. What you can see, however is the general landscape: essentially there’s just tons and tons of rock. I am used to seeing a lot of rocks, but the rocks there aren’t like here in the south. The southern rocks have been polished and rounded by the ice cover during the latest ice age, but the rocks in the north haven’t. Thus, the northern rocks have pointy angles and very sharp edges. At Isokuru, the landscape was easy to work with, thanks to the built in wooden path. Later on though, we would end up crossing pretty vast fields of jagged rocks, relying only to our sense of balance and hiking boots. More on the rest of the journey on future posts. In the mean while, here are some pictures of Isokuru.

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This sign was at the start of the hike. It shows some of the possible nature targets and the distance to them (km). So from that point, it was 1.5 km to the start of Isokuru.

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The scenery on the way to Isokuru wasn’t bad either. We let our dog Nana wonder free. She had a blast :D

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Here we are at Isokuru. The rocks and the wooden path are apparent.

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This picture helps a bit in determining the scale of Isokuru. My boyfriend and Nana, in rather tiny form, appear in the picture :D

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And finally me and Nana somewhere along Isokuru. It’s a shame there isn’t any pictures of the three of us together, but it’s only natural, since there wasn’t anyone there to take a picture.

Part two of the hiking trip coming up soon! ^^

 

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Afternoon activities

Published March 5, 2014 by Dreamreflector

Here are few pics of people enjoying a beautiful afternoon a few days ago.

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A dream quote for today: “They may become harder to achieve but your dreams can’t stop because you’ve hit a certain age or you’ve had a child.” – Unknown

Coming up:  Some film photography!

A piece in my puzzle

Published January 26, 2014 by Dreamreflector

In my previous post I said I might be doing a post about my personal dream come true, my boyfriend. We’ve been together for eight months, and though I was happy before him, I am definitely even more happy right now. I know eight months is not a lot in relationships, and am realistic about our love, but I still feel like celebrating a bit. And to be honest, even though I love to take and post my photography, and you guys seem to enjoy looking at them (for which I’m very grateful for) this blog was originally started for me to nurture my dreamscapes and as my early readers would know, having this relationship is a major dream come true for me. So, on with a quick revisit to the roots of this blog C:

Before I met my boyfriend, I had spent hours and hours thinking about what it would be like to have someone like that. I dreamed about candle lit dinners, kissing under the fireworks, sitting close to each other at the cafeteria, watching the sunset with him gently smoothing my hair, having long, deep conversations about things that matter, and long, deep kisses after the conversations. Boy, I could fill a book with those.

Looking back, it’s fair to say that my prince charming had a lot to live up to. Now, as I have found someone to be that for me, (and someone who wants me to be the princess for him), I have found that not everything will be like I dreamed it would. Some things are better than I imagined; I never thought I’d be able to be so completely comfortable around someone who I’m not related to. I had imagined, that I could never completely let down my guard with a man. Of course I dreamed that we would be close, but I was expecting to constantly having to check that I’m putting the best foot forward, to keep the filter between my mind and mouth, to make sure not to say or do something that might make him freak out or stop loving me. I feel more at ease with him, than I have felt with any other guy. And really, that’s one of the reasons why I love him. Of course, my dreams are not being met the whole time. We both make mistakes. There really is no way for two imperfect people to be perfect together. But that’s okay; perfection’s really only a reflection of the godly world we all spend our lives reaching for.

Typing these scattered words, I feel there’s so much more to say, so much more emotion to convey, but I have no way to let it all out. To me that shows that what we’ve got is pretty close to perfection after all. This life is but a never ending quest to find the pieces to one’s own personal puzzle, and I am one piece closer to finishing mine.

Here are a few pictures of us ^^

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Listen to our song :3 “Pieces” by Cider Sky <3

Croak!

Published August 4, 2013 by Dreamreflector

I really have to apologize about being quiet. The reason for this is mainly the fact that I nowadays have someone special in my life : 3 If you’re an early follower you’ll know how much this means to me, and I have got to say, I’m living the dream ^^

Here’s what I want to share with you today: A very adorable baby frog C: Although some might find these little creatures ugly or even disgusting, I firmly believe that this buddy and his friends are just misunderstood and under appreciated.

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Look at those legs :D

A dream quote for today: “Our dreams lift us high were the world becomes beautiful again.” ^^

It’s official, I’m on my own!

Published August 28, 2012 by Dreamreflector

Yes. I have now spent the first two days alone in my own home (well it’s a rented apartment but you know what I mean). I intended to write a post with more photos of my home the first day I was there, but turns out, the super high-tech 4 G portable internet modem I bought -which the sales person assured me would work like magic no matter the place- barely works in there. It took an hour for me to load a few minute long none-HD video on YouTube. So as I made myself at home on the train here, I didn’t expect the fandango to work, but wadda you know -works like a charm. Great.

So here are some photos of my home for you all C: Also, I can’t put the watermark on them anymore, because I have this new portable computer and I haven’t figured out how to do it yet. The watermarks may or may not appear later on, we’ll see. Please respect my right to these photos even though the watermark isn’t there. Thanks! ^^

Because the apartment is rented, I can’t put new nails to the walls. Luckily I found this beautiful clock that stands on it’s own. I know you saw it already in the last post, put it wasn’t a close up, and I really love that clock. The blue thing in the background is a kind of curtain. You can see it better in the shot below -accompanied by my bed and my pillows <3

Come to think of it, this picture really doesn’t do justice to the curtain either. Sorry about that :/

My new TV stand C:

And a little counter with my new bamboo fibre set. It also has a bigger bowl which is not in the picture, because I used it to make the tasty tomato, roman lettuce, cucumber, red onion, cauliflower, feta cheese salad below C:

 

I used a strip of fabric to personalize my stools with a cute bow ^^

And finally I give you this spatula. It just cheers me up so much. The white part is the actual spatula, and the red tongue, is the holder for it, which is held on the kitchen wall by a suction cup. The spatula has a tooth, which is then placed in a whole in the tongue – the spatula stands by the stove ready for some frying action! Genius.

I do have many more photos but I am trying very hard to keep this post somewhat reasonable length wise ;)

Butterfly to the people

Published April 27, 2012 by Dreamreflector

I saw this year’s first butterfly today! I was so happy. Don’t you just love butterflies? I know I do. And that’s why I decided to do a post with a few pictures of butterflies, taken by me of course C: Enjoy!

I think butterflies are a great example of how nature can create amazing beautiful things, just like that C: Just look at that colour

This guy had his eye on me ;D

Beautiful. Looking at these instantly cheers me up.

And a design of timeless dots. And black of course.

A more complicated pattern.

There you go, a few beautiful butterflies. Hope they flew right to your heart ^^

A dream quote for today: ” I reject your reality and substitute it for my own.” <3

Don’t settle for less than you deserve!

Published March 29, 2012 by Dreamreflector

I got really inspired by the comment Kunai27 leaved on my previous post, so I decided to take my stand on the subject in this post, so it would give encouragement to more people C:

Kunai27 wrote: “I wouldn’t say you have strange preferences, believe me I try to hold myself to some standards too, I try to be a great guy, but the women I’ve been with have never made me feel “attractive,” I’ve only been told that, and as much as I try to be easy on the standards I have for a relationship I do think I have low ones, even my last relationship I knew she had a history with recreational drugs, but all I knew was she had smoked pot, it always makes me uneasy but I figured at least pot is organic, then one night she just abandons me in a bar to go do cocaine. Didn’t do well for my self-esteem either knowing she was only using me as a sex object, but I read what you write and it reminds me to stay hopeful, it reminds me that yeah maybe I too should stand up for myself and have “strange preferences” maybe then I’d have a quality relationship that lasts and is based on something truly wonderful, I say stay strange, stay you…”

Kunai27 It’s time to decide that you deserve better than the likes of the woman you described!

The most common mistake we do, is settling for something less than we deserve. We all do it, myself included. We fear we’ll never get what we need anyway, or just think that a mediocre relationship is better than no relationship at all. But see, I have decided that I am not going to settle for mediocre, because that will never make me happy. There are times when it feels hard to choose being alone over mediocre dates with mediocre men, but why waste your time on something you know is not the right thing for you, is not going to last, and most importantly deep down isn’t what you want at all.

Of course some might argue that I’ll get nothing if I just sit here and daydream about perfection. And you’re absolutely right. But here’s the key: You have to know what will satisfy you, and then go get it. And the pivotal point here is, that when you have visualised exactly what you want, you will know exactly when a person is not going to satisfy you and you will know exactly when to stop wasting time on people who you know won’t make you happy.

So think through what you need, where you’re willing to compromise and how greatly and then stick to it. When you notice a person does not have what you need, DO NOT SETTLE for them! We all deserve more than mediocre, and we’ll all get more, if we’re just determened enough! I’ve had some really rough times in my humble lifetime, and they’re not entirely behind me either to be honest, but that hasn’t stopped me from making the desicion that I deserve to be happy.

A dream quote for today: “The trouble with not having a goal is that you can spend your life running up and down the field and never score. ” :D

Remember, You too deserve to be happy! ^^