Sartenada's photo blog / Blog de foto de Sartenada

April 29, 2015

Blue Saimaa / Saimaa azur / Bleu Saimaa / O Saimaa azul

In English:

2014.

Welcome to walk with us on the shores of the blue Lake Saimaa in Mikkeli. Our walking tour starts from the neighborhood called Graani. It is the most beautiful place of Mikkeli due to its situation by the lake. My first four photos prove it. We live in this area by the lake.

Next nineteen photos show the beauty of the lake. Next four photos show how also swan family enjoys life on Saimaa. Those swan photos took my wife by her smart phone. Next six photos show rowing boats on the shore. Motor boats and rowing boats are very popular in Mikkeli, because people enjoy the lake. Many people has own summer cottage where they spend their free time in summer.

En español:

2014.

Bienvenido a caminar con nosotros a las orillas del azul lago Saimaa en Mikkeli. Nuestro paseo comienza en el barrio llamado Graani. Es el lugar más hermoso de Mikkeli, debido a su situación al lado del lago. Mis primeras cuatro fotos Vos lo demuestran. Vivimos en esta área al lado del lago.

Siguiente diecinueve fotos muestran la belleza del lago. Próximos cuatro fotos Vos muestran cómo también familia del cisne gozan de la vida en Saimaa. Estas fotos sobre cisnes sacaba mi esposa por su teléfono inteligente. Siguiente seis fotos muestran botes de remos a la orillas de Saimaa. Barcos de motor y botes de remos son muy populares en Mikkeli, porque la gente disfruta del lago. Mucha gente tiene su propia casa de verano donde pasan su tiempo libre en verano.

En francais:

2014.

Bienvenue à faire une balade avec nous sur les rives du lac bleu Saimaa à Mikkeli. Notre promenade commence à partir du quartier appelé Graani. Il est le plus bel endroit de Mikkeli en raison de son lieu au bord du lac. Mes quatre premières photos le prouvent. Nous vivons dans ce endroit au bord du lac.

Dix-neuf photos suivantes montrent la beauté du lac. Suivant quatre photos montrent comment aussi la famille cygne déguste de la vie sur Saimaa. Ces photos de cygne, ma femme les sont prises par son téléphone intelligent. Suivant six photos montrent des bateaux à rames sur le rivage. Les bateaux à moteur et bateaux à rames sont très populaires à Mikkeli, parce que les gens aiment le lac. Beaucoup de gens possédent un chalet où ils passent leur loisirs en été.

Em Português:

2014.

Bem-vindo a caminhar conoscona no beira-lago azul de Saimaa em Mikkeli. Nosso passeio começa a partir do bairro chamado Graani. É o lugar mais bonito de Mikkeli, devido à sua situação junto ao lago. Minhas primeiras quatro fotos provam isso. Vivemos nesta área pelo lago.

Próximas dezenove fotos mostram a beleza do lago. Próximos quatro fotos mostram como também a família cisne desfruta a vida em Saimaa. Essas fotos cisne levei minha esposa pelo seu smartphone. Próximos seis fotos mostram barcos a remos na costa. Barcos com motor e barcos a remos são muito populares em Mikkeli, porque as pessoas gostam do lago. Muitas pessoas tem sua própria casa de verão onde eles gastam seu lazer no verão.

Blue Saimaa / Saimaa azur / Bleu Saimaa / O Saimaa azul

Blue Saimaa / Saimaa azur / Bleu Saimaa / O Saimaa azul

Blue Saimaa / Saimaa azur / Bleu Saimaa / O Saimaa azul

Blue Saimaa / Saimaa azur / Bleu Saimaa / O Saimaa azul

Blue Saimaa / Saimaa azur / Bleu Saimaa / O Saimaa azul

Blue Saimaa / Saimaa azur / Bleu Saimaa / O Saimaa azul

Blue Saimaa / Saimaa azur / Bleu Saimaa / O Saimaa azul

Blue Saimaa / Saimaa azur / Bleu Saimaa / O Saimaa azul

Blue Saimaa / Saimaa azur / Bleu Saimaa / O Saimaa azul

Blue Saimaa / Saimaa azur / Bleu Saimaa / O Saimaa azul

Blue Saimaa / Saimaa azur / Bleu Saimaa / O Saimaa azul

Blue Saimaa / Saimaa azur / Bleu Saimaa / O Saimaa azul

Blue Saimaa / Saimaa azur / Bleu Saimaa / O Saimaa azul

Blue Saimaa / Saimaa azur / Bleu Saimaa / O Saimaa azul

Blue Saimaa / Saimaa azur / Bleu Saimaa / O Saimaa azul

Blue Saimaa / Saimaa azur / Bleu Saimaa / O Saimaa azul

Blue Saimaa / Saimaa azur / Bleu Saimaa / O Saimaa azul

Blue Saimaa / Saimaa azur / Bleu Saimaa / O Saimaa azul

Blue Saimaa / Saimaa azur / Bleu Saimaa / O Saimaa azul

Blue Saimaa / Saimaa azur / Bleu Saimaa / O Saimaa azul

Blue Saimaa / Saimaa azur / Bleu Saimaa / O Saimaa azul

Blue Saimaa / Saimaa azur / Bleu Saimaa / O Saimaa azul

Blue Saimaa / Saimaa azur / Bleu Saimaa / O Saimaa azul

Blue Saimaa / Saimaa azur / Bleu Saimaa / O Saimaa azul

Blue Saimaa / Saimaa azur / Bleu Saimaa / O Saimaa azul

Blue Saimaa / Saimaa azur / Bleu Saimaa / O Saimaa azul

Blue Saimaa / Saimaa azur / Bleu Saimaa / O Saimaa azul

Blue Saimaa / Saimaa azur / Bleu Saimaa / O Saimaa azul

Blue Saimaa / Saimaa azur / Bleu Saimaa / O Saimaa azul

Blue Saimaa / Saimaa azur / Bleu Saimaa / O Saimaa azul

Blue Saimaa / Saimaa azur / Bleu Saimaa / O Saimaa azul

Blue Saimaa / Saimaa azur / Bleu Saimaa / O Saimaa azul

Blue Saimaa / Saimaa azur / Bleu Saimaa / O Saimaa azul

Blue Saimaa / Saimaa azur / Bleu Saimaa / O Saimaa azul

Blue Saimaa / Saimaa azur / Bleu Saimaa / O Saimaa azul

Blue Saimaa / Saimaa azur / Bleu Saimaa / O Saimaa azul

Blue Saimaa / Saimaa azur / Bleu Saimaa / O Saimaa azul

Blue Saimaa / Saimaa azur / Bleu Saimaa / O Saimaa azul

Blue Saimaa / Saimaa azur / Bleu Saimaa / O Saimaa azul

Blue Saimaa / Saimaa azur / Bleu Saimaa / O Saimaa azul

Blue Saimaa / Saimaa azur / Bleu Saimaa / O Saimaa azul

Blue Saimaa / Saimaa azur / Bleu Saimaa / O Saimaa azul

Blue Saimaa / Saimaa azur / Bleu Saimaa / O Saimaa azul

Blue Saimaa / Saimaa azur / Bleu Saimaa / O Saimaa azul

Blue Saimaa / Saimaa azur / Bleu Saimaa / O Saimaa azul

Blue Saimaa / Saimaa azur / Bleu Saimaa / O Saimaa azul

Blue Saimaa / Saimaa azur / Bleu Saimaa / O Saimaa azul

Blue Saimaa / Saimaa azur / Bleu Saimaa / O Saimaa azul

Blue Saimaa / Saimaa azur / Bleu Saimaa / O Saimaa azul

Blue Saimaa / Saimaa azur / Bleu Saimaa / O Saimaa azul

Blue Saimaa / Saimaa azur / Bleu Saimaa / O Saimaa azul

Blue Saimaa / Saimaa azur / Bleu Saimaa / O Saimaa azul

Blue Saimaa / Saimaa azur / Bleu Saimaa / O Saimaa azul

Blue Saimaa / Saimaa azur / Bleu Saimaa / O Saimaa azul

Blue Saimaa / Saimaa azur / Bleu Saimaa / O Saimaa azul

Blue Saimaa / Saimaa azur / Bleu Saimaa / O Saimaa azul

Blue Saimaa / Saimaa azur / Bleu Saimaa / O Saimaa azul

Blue Saimaa / Saimaa azur / Bleu Saimaa / O Saimaa azul

83 Comments »

  1. Beautiful photos of a gorgeous place to live

    Comment by derrickjknight — April 29, 2015 @ 07:51 | Reply

    • Hello Derrick.

      Thank You for Your praising comment. We love lakes and thus water also. Summer is beautiful after long winter and man longs for it.

      Have a great day!

      Comment by Sartenada — April 29, 2015 @ 08:12 | Reply

  2. It is a very beautiful lake. You live here and are happy

    Comment by wakasahs15th — April 29, 2015 @ 08:14 | Reply

    • Hi Wakasahs15th.

      The lake is typical on this area called Lakeland. I am very happy that You loved my photos and left Your praising comment. ありがとうございます.

      こんばんは.

      Comment by Sartenada — April 29, 2015 @ 08:23 | Reply

  3. The summer inyour area seems so comfortable. Swans family are lovely!

    Comment by superkamui — April 29, 2015 @ 10:28 | Reply

    • Hello Watayuki.

      I thank you for Your kind words praising the area where I live.

      こんばんは.

      Comment by Sartenada — April 29, 2015 @ 10:37 | Reply

  4. Absolutely beautiful🙂

    Comment by chrissiedixie — April 29, 2015 @ 10:40 | Reply

    • Hi Chrissie.

      I am glad that You commented this post and love the place. Thank You.

      Have a wonderful day!

      Comment by Sartenada — April 29, 2015 @ 10:42 | Reply

  5. Que encanto , MattI, y que fotos!!!
    Debe ser hermoso vivir en un lugar tan bello.Ya lo habías dicho antes , pero no me acuerdo cuanto esta’ lejos de un centro ( iglesia ,negocios, cines, hospital)…..
    De toda manera les felicito , por toda la naturaleza que tienen alrededor!

    Comment by 76sanfermo — April 29, 2015 @ 13:26 | Reply

    • Hola Anna.

      Muchas gracias por tu comentrio tan amable. Bueno, hay que caminar al centro una media hora, pero en invierno podemos caminar directamente sobre el lago, porque ya que tiene una cubierta de hielo en 20 minutos. Esto se puede ver en la primera, segunda y cuarta foto.

      En este enlace se puede ver a pie de hielo mejor en dos primeras fotos para nuestro hogar:

      Caminando sobre lago congelado.

      Que tengas un buen dia!

      Comment by Sartenada — April 29, 2015 @ 13:44 | Reply

  6. It reminds me of our beautiful holidays.Thank you indeed for your lovely pictures.:) Best regards

    Comment by Martina Ramsauer — April 29, 2015 @ 13:37 | Reply

    • Hello Martina.

      Thank you. Here we still have to for summer. The Lake Saimaa has no more ice and some motor boats rides on the lake.

      Have nice day!

      Comment by Sartenada — April 29, 2015 @ 13:49 | Reply

  7. the different angles you give us allow me to appreciate this scenic area – the benches – the boats and the birds – tres muy buneo

    Comment by phb2003 — April 29, 2015 @ 14:15 | Reply

    • Hello Phb2003.

      So nice comment. I am glad that visited my blog and loved photos. Thank you.

      Have a great day!

      Comment by Sartenada — April 30, 2015 @ 07:06 | Reply

  8. Hello
    Clear air, water, and forest photos of wonderful.

    Comment by saganhama — April 29, 2015 @ 14:42 | Reply

    • Hi Saganhama.

      Thank You leaving so kind comment. We love to live by the lake. In summer it is beautiful and in winter it is frozen and to walk on it is a great joy. ありがとうございます.

      Happy Thursday!

      Comment by Sartenada — April 30, 2015 @ 07:13 | Reply

  9. You definitely live in a beautiful area. I like not only that beautiful blue water, but the reflections you’ve captured are gorgeous as well. Thanks for taking us as you walk around your lake.

    Comment by seniorhiker — April 29, 2015 @ 16:55 | Reply

    • Hi George.

      Thank you leaving Your praising comment. I appreciate it.

      Have a great day!

      Comment by Sartenada — April 30, 2015 @ 07:36 | Reply

  10. How beautiful lake!
    The photos of swan family seem like world of fantasy.

    Comment by 洋子 — April 29, 2015 @ 17:05 | Reply

    • Hello 洋子.

      Thank You for You nice comment. I am very glad that You loved my photos from this part of Finland.

      こんばんは.

      Comment by Sartenada — April 30, 2015 @ 07:38 | Reply

  11. It’s a beautiful and rather peaceful place to live. You an the people around the lake simply have to love it.
    Nature is gorgeous and larges surfaces of water always give me a feeling of freedom. Thanks a lot for showing!

    Warm greetings from Hamburg – Michèle

    Comment by ladyfromhamburg — April 29, 2015 @ 18:13 | Reply

    • Hello Michèle.

      Thank You. Before moving here, we lived in an area where beautiful pines where everywhere surrounding our home. They were beautiful, but to watch them 19 years did not give any new content to life. In summer the possibilities for outdoor activities were huge. Also in summer, it was so nice to collect mushrooms and blueberries in the nearby woods. We ate blueberries all the winter. Those were the days which stay in our minds. Anja had also small flower garden which she loved to take care of. Someday I’ll present more flowers she had there in addition I have shown (Azaleas, Roses and Rhododendrons) already. In winter there were only to select the road to the right or to the left for our daily walking. Now we have huge amount of possibilities for our outdoor life. In winter walking on frozen lake is something which everyone should have an experience.

      Have a nice day!

      Comment by Sartenada — April 30, 2015 @ 09:58 | Reply

  12. Elles sont merveilleuses tes photos, c’est un
    magnifique lac, les reflets sont superbes.
    Merci pour toutes ces découvertes.
    Belle fin de soirée.

    Comment by vever02 — April 29, 2015 @ 19:17 | Reply

    • Bonjour Hervé.

      Je vous remercie de vos aimables paroles. Ils me rappellent le parfum d’été et j’ai commencé à attendre l’été. Merci beaucoup.

      Belle journée á toi.

      Comment by Sartenada — April 30, 2015 @ 10:16 | Reply

  13. Beautiful photos! What a gorgeous place to live!

    Comment by Ann — April 29, 2015 @ 20:16 | Reply

    • Hi Ann.

      Thank you for your kind comment praising the area where we live.

      Have a wonderful day!

      Comment by Sartenada — April 30, 2015 @ 10:39 | Reply

  14. Abitate in un posto veramente molto bello. Una serie di foto che mostrano tutta la bellezza del lago. Stupendo!!!
    Saluti, Patrizia

    Comment by Patrizia M. — April 29, 2015 @ 22:33 | Reply

    • Chiao Patrizia.

      Parole così gentile. Li amo. Ti ringrazio per il commento!

      Ti auguro una splendida giornata! Matti.

      Comment by Sartenada — April 30, 2015 @ 10:45 | Reply

  15. It is indeed a beautiful lake. It is so nice to see that those who live there seem to love it and care for it. That adds to the beauty!

    Comment by montucky — April 30, 2015 @ 03:35 | Reply

    • Hi Terry.

      I appreciate very much Your praising words. The lake is beautiful and its charm is also in winter when having possibility to walk on it.

      Have a great day!

      Comment by Sartenada — April 30, 2015 @ 10:48 | Reply

      • one very important thing is what Montucky said: it definitely appears that people who live in the area take “ownership” and take care of their neighborhood!

        Comment by betunada — May 10, 2015 @ 22:26 | Reply

        • Hi Betunada.

          I appreciate your and other people’s opinion very much. Thank You commenting so nicely.

          Have a great day!

          Comment by Sartenada — May 11, 2015 @ 07:24 | Reply

  16. What a beautiful spot! I live on a lake, too, and love watching the birds and the changes in the water!

    Comment by KerryCan — April 30, 2015 @ 12:26 | Reply

    • Hi Kerry.

      Water and lake are beautiful. Seasons reflexes what Mother Nature has to offer us and giving stunning nature lessons.🙂 Thank you for Your kind comment.

      Have a wonderful day!

      Comment by Sartenada — April 30, 2015 @ 13:36 | Reply

  17. I’m guessing this would be very beautiful in the winter also?

    Comment by Photography Journal Blog — April 30, 2015 @ 14:49 | Reply

    • Hello Photography Journal Blog.

      Thank you. You made excellent question and here is my answer:

      Walking on frozen lake.

      Have a nice day!

      Comment by Sartenada — April 30, 2015 @ 14:51 | Reply

      • Nice, between the two, it almost looks like more people are out and about in the winter🙂

        Comment by Photography Journal Blog — April 30, 2015 @ 16:19 | Reply

        • Hi Photography Journal Blog.

          Well, I try to avoid to shoot photos from people and that is why there are few people in my photos. In winter on sunny days people haste for outdoor activities. So I had to show that people love on ice skiing, walking, winter fishing moto biking etc.

          Have a nice day!

          Comment by Sartenada — May 1, 2015 @ 08:47 | Reply

  18. Beaucoup de sérénité dans cette série🙂 un faible pour les barques qui attendent sagement d’aller sur l’eau😉

    Comment by La Tribu d'Anaximandre — April 30, 2015 @ 18:56 | Reply

    • Bonjour La Tribu d’Anaximandre.

      Merci de m’avoir fait un commentaire. J’suis heureux que mes photos plaisent á toi.

      Ayez une belle journée.

      Comment by Sartenada — May 1, 2015 @ 08:54 | Reply

  19. These are very beautiful shots of the lake and area.. what a lovely place to spend ones day.. Thanking you kindly for posting such beauty.. Take care and happy blogging to ya, from Laura ~

    Comment by sweetpea2love — April 30, 2015 @ 21:44 | Reply

    • Hi Laura.

      How nice comment Laura. Thank you. Summer and water – they I wait… Thank you.

      Have a wonderful day!

      Comment by Sartenada — May 1, 2015 @ 09:04 | Reply

      • Sartenada, you’re very welcome.. It’s I who is thankful for the beauty of your pictures you post on your blog.

        You certainly have a way with the camera lens and take amazingly clear shots…

        it takes me many shots just to get a good one, probably because the eyes are not what they use to be these days, so I fully enjoy pictures of others immensely.

        Have a wonderful weekend to you and your lovely wife…

        Take care and happy blogging to ya, from Laura ~

        Comment by sweetpea2love — May 1, 2015 @ 14:15 | Reply

        • Thank You Laura. You are so kind.

          Happy weekend!

          Comment by Sartenada — May 2, 2015 @ 07:35 | Reply

  20. Very beautiful lake!
    Can we swinming here?
    I took photos of duck, too.

    Comment by キース — May 1, 2015 @ 07:40 | Reply

    • Hello Keith.

      Thank You. Yes it is possible. We passed three swimming places on our walk. There is a photo from one before swan photos. However, it is taken from a distance, so that people would not recognize themselves.

      こんばんは.

      Comment by Sartenada — May 1, 2015 @ 09:09 | Reply

  21. Love these photos! Especially love the contrast of the blue of the water and the sky. It’s a lot like Alaska. In fact, it looks almost exactly like the lake I run around (except there’s no good looking shirtless guy in a boat paddling across, lol). Is it spring over there right now? You also have long summer twilight days, right? Cheers and can’t wait to see more.

    Comment by cinthiaritchie — May 1, 2015 @ 13:03 | Reply

  22. what a beautiful place!!
    I’d like to have a house for the summer holidays in such wonderful lakeside.

    Comment by kanaconnie — May 1, 2015 @ 16:13 | Reply

    • Hello Connie.

      Thank you for Your kind comment and having so cool idea. Well, in Finland it is easy. There are two choices: to rent or to buy. On the area where I live there are few owners who live outside Finland and who come here to spend their holidays. In our apartment building there are two owners live outside Finland.

      These apartments well equipped. Couple of examples: Each apartment has own Sauna and large balcony with glazed windows. Balconies are facing towards the lake and their size varies from 5 to 20 square meters in Finland. My home town is not the only one to have apartments by the lakes, there are many, like Lahti, Tampere, Jyväskylä, Kuopio, Lappeenranta, Joensuu, Savonlinna.

      Another way to get house by the lake is to rent a summer cottage by the lake. The renting possibilities are huge in Finland. Every summer cottages has their own pier, Sauna, beach and rowing boat.

      In Finland people love lakes or sea. To have a summer house by the lake or by the sea are nearly equally popular. Some of our people love motor homes. The newest trend in Finland is to have a second home which is in another town and it can be obtained at the same price than hi priced motor homes. Comparing summer cottage with apartment, the apartment home is easy to maintain without any problems. On the contrary summer cottage need annual caring. So renting a summer cottage is excellent solution. I give here some links to feed Your imagination.

      Hired vacation cottage.

      Vacation cottages in Muonio

      Midsummer cruise.

      Cruise to Rock paintings.

      These were few examples.

      Here is one organization which arranges:

      Renting holiday cottages, villas and apartments.

      Flight time between Tokyo and Helsinki is 10 hours 20 minutes and return flight 9 hours 35 minutes. JAL flies from Tokyo, Osaka and Nagoya. Also our national airline Finnair has same cities than JAL.

      From Helsinki there are excellent air, train and bus connections to everywhere. If renting a summer cottage, You need to hire a car, but it is no problems.

      Comment by Sartenada — May 2, 2015 @ 10:55 | Reply

      • Thank you for your good imformation.
        tonight I dream “summer holidays at lake side in Finland”

        Comment by kanaconnie — May 2, 2015 @ 17:16 | Reply

        • Hi Connie.

          Sometimes dreams come true.

          I am glad that You loved my information. If You really will visit Finland, then remember that my country is in the North which means in summer sometime there is cool weather. Some summers are warm / hot. If some days are cold, then Sauna warms.🙂 It is wonderful to go to Sauna after swimming in a lake. Finns take their vacations generally in June, July and up to mid-August. May is not the best month, because after winter water is not yet warm. On the contrary August is wonderful month. Many times weather is warm and sunny. A tiny problem is that Finland “closes” itself then, because the majority of Finns start their work in mid-august and thus some camping sites close themselves “too early”. Tourists from Central and South Europe visit Finland from August to mid-September.

          My family loves August. High season is from mid-summer to the end of the first week of August, which means higher prices.

          Anyway if You have questions or problems, then send me email and I try to help You as good as I can. Welcome!

          Comment by Sartenada — May 3, 2015 @ 08:18 | Reply

  23. Looks nice and peaceful.

    Comment by janeslog — May 2, 2015 @ 08:09 | Reply

    • Hi Jane.

      Thank you for Your kind comment. I am glad that you love my photos.

      Happy weekend!

      Comment by Sartenada — May 2, 2015 @ 11:04 | Reply

  24. Hi Sartenada! I loved your blog post and those magnificent images..I had never come across a multi- language post before: More excellence….You have taken both stunning photos…This is now photography!!! I now know that I will enjoy your wonderful posts for sure. As soon as I have more time, I will be BACK! Warm greetings from Belgium. (A Dutch living in Walloon)
    Beth

    Comment by Bethula — May 4, 2015 @ 12:24 | Reply

    • Hi Betula.

      Thank you for Your praising comment. Well, languages are one of my hobby. I started my blogs in English, Spanish and French. Now I have been learning Portuguese during two winters on courses. Translating keeps my brain fresh. This summer I’ll have many posts presenting our lakes. In next post I present a new hobby of my wife. She has been quilting, beading and making beautiful bags from empty coffee bags, but on next week something totally new.

      It is long time when we visited Belgium. Your blog is quality blog.

      Have a great start of new week.

      Comment by Sartenada — May 4, 2015 @ 12:34 | Reply

      • Hi again, as said a fine day for me. I’m so happy you stopped by and commented. I’ll be looking forward to your wife’s handwork. I’ll be so enjoying everything coming from Santa’s country. I also love and talk many languages… I understand! And as we say here “Chapeau “…
        Until next time🙂

        Comment by Bethula — May 4, 2015 @ 12:40 | Reply

  25. What a wonderful place to have a cottage! The water just sparkles. Beautiful pictures!

    Comment by megtraveling — May 4, 2015 @ 12:31 | Reply

    • Hi Meg.

      We love lakes and to live by one is wonderful. Thank You for Your praising comment.

      Have a great start of new week.

      Comment by Sartenada — May 4, 2015 @ 12:37 | Reply

  26. Beautiful pictures❤

    Comment by Leyla — May 4, 2015 @ 14:59 | Reply

    • Hi Leyla.

      Thank You for Your comment and loving my photos.

      Have a great day!

      Comment by Sartenada — May 5, 2015 @ 09:47 | Reply

  27. What a beautiful nature! People who live in the apartments next to the water must be happy to have such view everyday! Great photos series!

    Comment by Indah Susanti — May 4, 2015 @ 15:18 | Reply

    • Hello Indah.

      You are so kind when praising my photos and post. Yes indeed, people are happy and they enjoy the surrounding nature. Thank you.

      Have a wonderful day.

      Comment by Sartenada — May 5, 2015 @ 09:53 | Reply

  28. There’s nothing more beautiful than summer in the land of thousand lakes. Gorgeous pictures! Loved the swan parents with their chicks🙂

    Comment by Tiny — May 4, 2015 @ 20:12 | Reply

    • Hi Tiny.

      So nice comment. Thank You. Slowly, but surely warm weather is coming and today it was the first time this year when e enjoyed our midday coffee on the balcony.

      Have a wonderful day!

      Comment by Sartenada — May 5, 2015 @ 09:56 | Reply

  29. Hi dear Sartenada!!!!!… the blue Lake Saimaa is gorgeous! … You are so lucky to live nearby!…
    I am wishing you a wonderful week. Best wishes, Aquileana🐻

    Comment by Aquileana — May 5, 2015 @ 04:17 | Reply

    • Hola Aquileana.

      Yes, we are lucky, I agree. When selling our countryside house, we looked from Internet for new homes and this area was so beautiful when seeing it from Google Street View. The lake crowned our decision. We are not disappointed not yet. Thank You for your kind comment.

      Have a nice day!

      Comment by Sartenada — May 5, 2015 @ 10:08 | Reply

  30. Wonderful photos. Beautiful Finland….

    Comment by Libido — May 6, 2015 @ 09:05 | Reply

    • Hi Libido.

      I am glad that You loved my photos. I love lakes and this one in my home town is beautiful.

      Have a great day!

      Comment by Sartenada — May 6, 2015 @ 09:38 | Reply

      • I love lakes also and trees. There is so much beauty in nature. Thank you and have a nice day! /Anne

        Comment by Libido — May 6, 2015 @ 09:44 | Reply

  31. Very beautiful pictures, indeed! You are so lucky to live near this beautiful lake. Whenever I am near a lake or even a marina, I get such a feeling of peace and tranquility. Enjoy! I especially liked the pictures with the swans and with the boats, and really liked the last picture.

    Comment by luchanik — May 10, 2015 @ 04:19 | Reply

    • Hello Davinder.

      You re so kind when praising my photos. To love nearby the water is so wonderful. Thank You for Your praising comment.

      Happy Sunday!

      Comment by Sartenada — May 10, 2015 @ 10:51 | Reply

  32. i had no idea, ♪¿ tu vives allì ?!! maravillosa ! and you’re right: your first 4 photos “proved it” — and then the rest of course. nice swans!

    Comment by betunada — May 10, 2015 @ 22:28 | Reply

    • Hello Betunada.

      This is small, but nice place to live having easy connections to everywhere. Daily outdoors activities is easy here. To live very near to a lake is a new experience to us and very positive. Thank You.

      Have a great start of new week!

      Comment by Sartenada — May 11, 2015 @ 07:29 | Reply

  33. Great collection of photos from lovely Finland! Sorry I haven’t been around here for a while – have been busy with too many things lately!

    Comment by Truels — May 11, 2015 @ 00:05 | Reply

    • Hi Truels.

      Thank You commenting. I am glad that You had time to check my post and loved my photos.

      Have a great start of new week.

      Comment by Sartenada — May 11, 2015 @ 07:42 | Reply

  34. Beautiful photos and water!

    Comment by jazzersten — May 26, 2015 @ 15:59 | Reply

    • Hello Jazzersten.

      Thank You commenting my post.

      Have a nice day!

      Comment by Sartenada — May 27, 2015 @ 07:54 | Reply

  35. Your photos are absolutely stunning, it looks so serene and idyllic. I think I’ll add this to my travel wish-list🙂

    Comment by Sara — May 26, 2015 @ 16:45 | Reply

    • Hi Sara.

      How nice it was to read Your kind comment. Thank You.

      Have a great day!

      Comment by Sartenada — May 27, 2015 @ 07:56 | Reply

  36. It’s so different from the winter scenes of this lake you have now. What a glorious place to live next to.

    Comment by the eternal traveller — March 30, 2016 @ 23:13 | Reply

    • Hi Carol.

      Yes indeed. The Lake Saimaa seen from Mikkeli and its surroundings. Thank You.

      Have a nice day!

      Comment by Sartenada — March 31, 2016 @ 10:20 | Reply


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