Flying over Helsinki, Finland, the ground is blanketed in snow. My Florida boots are getting a workout this winter.
Instead of making snow angels, sightseeing, or visiting relatives, this two-week trip will be spent in isolation, writing the last few chapters of my novel-in-progress. If weather permits, I might take a train to the city.
Being here conjures fond memories of visits past
My first trip to Finland in 2002, introduced me to the bright bold designs from Marimekko, the Helsinki Cathedral, Sibelius Monument (composer Jean Sibelius 1865-1957), and fresh cooked salmon at Market Square.
Bike riding and berry picking
Useful tool for gathering lingonberries
In 2010 my husband and I traveled with relatives to a B&B near the Russian border. First, the water pipes froze. Then we lost electricity.
We Drove Farther North . . .
And Farther . . .
Time to eat!
Let’s heat the sauna!
My Finnish roots first drew me to Finland. But this country’s tranquil beauty continues to call me back.
Where is your favorite place to rest and rejuvenate?