Dreams are renewable. No matter what our age or condition, there are still untapped possibilities within us and new beauty waiting to be born.

-Dale Turner-

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

005 - small

This is my fifth photo in the BIG Photo Challenge. This photo has taken with Canon IXUS 100 IS. The theme of this week is "Small". I wondered what can I introduce with this theme. Finally, I have an idea. So, here are my stamps! 

I joined on Postcrossing on November (2009) and I fell in love! That was love at the first sight. Can I say like that? My new interests are postcards and stamps. I have also started a blog about it. Well, I got those stamps when I sent a Moomin card to the United States. Couple days after that I received some stamps from the same person (here is a link to my other blog and all stamps from that person you can see here)! I don't have a photo of my all stamps yet but I'm going to take it at this week. I have about 70 separated stamps because I started to collect them on March. I also have amazing stamps on the backside of postcard which is quite sad because I can't sever them :-(

Why do I love stamps? I think they tell a some kind of story about concerned country. Those stamps tell me a story about the history of the United States. Does anybody know the age of those stamps? They looks quite old! Their postmarks have broken which is quite sad.

Does anyone else collect stamps or postcards? Please tell me your story!

P.S. I'm sorry because this post is quite late. Our computer hasn't been my friend at this week...

Friday, June 11, 2010

004 - summer

This is my fourth photo in the BIG Photo Challenge. This photo has taken with Canon IXUS 100 IS. The theme of this week is "Summer". 

On April I was walking with my little sister. I wanted to took some  pictures of beautiful butterflies because I haven't got them before. Well, we went to a little forest and saw many  butterflies. I haven't seen so many butterflies before! That forest was full of them and I was like in the seventh heaven. My dream came true and my camera filled of photos of beatiful butterflies at the little moment! That butterfly is a small tortoiseshell and they are well-known in Europe. 

It was a very sunny spring day but the theme of this week is "Summer". Well, when I see butterflies and yellow flowers I know that the summertime has started.

P.S. Here, in Finland, the vacation started last week (and it ends on August) and I'm really exciting about that!.

P.P.S. Does anyone watch FIFA World Cup? And which is your favorite team? :-)

Friday, June 4, 2010

003 - new

This is my third photo in the BIG Photo Challenge. This photo has taken with Canon IXUS 100 IS. The theme of this week is "New".

My elder brother graduated his dual qualification ("kaksoistutkinto" in Finnish) yesterday. Dual qualification means that he completed his vocational school and Finnish gymnasium (which is quite different than in UK or USA) at the same time. So, now his career is automation mechanich or electrician. He is also an abitur (I'll graduate to abitur in spring of 2012). My brother participated to four tests: mother tongue (Finnish), foreign language (English), mathematics (ordinary level) and physics (advanced level).

Here, in Finland, is tradition to give that student cap to abitur. That is a mark that you have completed Finnish high school. However the most important thing is that he has a career which he like!

I hope you got my point because those words (especially dual qualification) were really difficult to write. I'm sorry :-)