Anniversary!

Today, on the 23.10.2014 this blog is incredible 4 years old!

This means 1460 days, 35040 hours and 2102400 seconds of blogging. I never thought I would endure so long :) Ok I have not been blogging every second, but it is a lot of seconds in life :)

In these four years, so much have happened. My eldest daughter grew up to be a young lady, my son started school and my youngest daughter became a little lady alhamdulillah.

We got settled here in Finland, although it was not easy, but I do not regret a moment. This is my country, and homeland is always different, although I have lived more abroad than here.

Life is just so exiting, what will happen in the next four years? I hope we stay healthy and with warm place to live, I hope I can continue doing what I love….

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Some statistics from these great 4 years:

22,412 views total in 4 years

196 comments

and this is post number 250 – a quarter of thousand posts :D

The first full year had 2021 visitors, but this year we had already 8214!

The 467 pictures have filled 281,72MB of my 3GB space and Akismet has protected the blog from 8,226 spam comments so far!

And, I have 275 followers on this blog!

To this happy occasion, the blog has a brand new and truly responsive theme

Thank you for your likes, shares and comments over these years!

!! *huge hugs to you all* !!

Free bug

Good evening everybody! Today’s freebie is a contradiction to the freebies from the last days, no high resolution image, just tiny little bug on isolated background as a png file :)

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The bug is released under public domain, so you are free to do whatever you want with it! This tiny fellow was sitting on the inner side of our car’s window :)

To use it just right click on the image and choose “save as…”

As usual, if you are using it somewhere and want to share, pls link it in the comments :)

Free high resolution snowy trees image pack

Todays free image pack is a set of 6 photos taken at -20° Celsius on a beautiful winter day in Middle Finland. Now it is not so cold :) These pictures are taken on 2012, but are posted today in celebration of our special event near in a few days.

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The set of 6 photos on a resolution of 4000 * 3000 pixel can be downloaded as zip, and as our free set series, it is licensed for commercial use also!

download free snowy trees image pack (zip)

Enjoy and share! :)

Free high resolution chrysanthemum pack

And another freebie today! This chrysanthemum images come in six different colour tones. The images are isolated png files and fit for dark or light backgrounds!

freechrysanthemumpack

Every image has a resolution from 3000 * 3000 pixel, so it should fit your design needs.

The free zip file with the chrysanthemum images is 26MB large and can be downloaded here:

free high resolution chrysanthemum images (zip)

The license, is as yesterdays freebie, free for commercial and non-commercial use. Attribution required, for more information see readme.txt in zip

Free high res foliage texture pack

Free high resolution texture pack of foliage. The pictures show foliage of birch and maple trees. You can download this HD texture or background pack for free on this blog!

Take a look at the preview images in this gallery:

The texturepack contains 7 images in 4000 * 3000 pixel resolution and shows different images of foliage.

The HD texture package is 52 MB big and can be downloaded from my page, it was just too big for the blog.

Please use this link below

Free high resolution foliage texture pack download (zip)

This package is licensed under creative commons and the best, is it free for commercial use also! Please see more information in the attached readme-file.

If you like the texture pack, please share it with your friends!

And if you used some of the textures in your work, feel free to share a link in the comments, I’d love to see!

Foggy autumn days

Autumn days get really foggy sometimes here. One day the fog was so tight, it did not go away until the sun was far over the zenith.

These are few pictures from the last weeks foggy days.

I loved most the moment in the foggy wood. It was so quiet and peaceful, no birds singing, nothing making noise. Everytime I walk in the woods I say to myself, I have to get in here far more often. But then, in the daily grind, it is forgotten. Maybe I should print one of those pictures on canvas to remind me.

Autumn forest in middle Finland

It was the time of year again! Our annual autumn forest trip was today. Looking at older posts, I saw I had posted none of our last year’s trip.

Well, not missing it this year. I was very beautiful, as usual. We were blessed with a beautiful weather, it was not too cold.

The sun was shining lightly through the clouds and gave everything a smooth feeling and look

sun shining

The leaves were so beautifully colored

autumn leaves

and there was a small lake with little fishies

lake and the trees

And a sort of ski jump right into the water

ski jump

Looks bit steep from above

steep jump

I have always wondered, what is it like to jump in there. Never seen people doing it, but what else could it be for…

It was such a nice trip, I hope next year we will go again!

Inshaa Allah