Friday, June 26, 2015

Lush Katariina

Summer as it should be with warmer temperatures and never-ending sunshine is very late this season. Luckily, unlike some other parts of the country, we haven’t had too much rain and have been able to continue our excursions to the neighbourhood.






This is the Katariina valley nature reserve less than 5km from downtown Turku. There is a rock and a hill there to climb for restful views to the meadows by the strait.







And lovely pathways through a mixed forest of mostly oak and linden trees taking you across a bed of wild flowers – such as lilies of the valley – to the seaside reeds and meadows.





We will certainly return to walk in the shadows of the rich foliage on a hot summer day.





6 comments:

  1. Wow that is so lovely.and it must be wonderful to have it so close to where you now live. Those blue lupins took my breeath away and it is so nice to see a red squirrel too. There are only a few locations in England where they still remain and haven't been over run by the grey squirrel. Sarah x

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    1. This squirrel was running around us and we felt like it was expecting some tidbits. I'm sure there was more than enough available in the surrounding forest.

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  2. Ihania kuvia ja kauniit maisemat. Tuolla en olekaan koskaan käynyt, vaikka entinen turkulainen olenkin.
    Mukavaa viikonloppua!

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    1. Me uusturkulaiset olemme aivan ihastuksissamme lähitienoolta löytyvien hienojen luontokohteiden paljouteen.

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  3. What a beautiful place to visit and enjoy, it looks so lovely!! xx

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    1. Now that we no longer have a garden of our own it is a blessing to have places like this nearby.

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