Blog on pause at the moment

Hi!

As you have noticed, it has become really quiet here. This is simple the result of lack of time from my side. It has more reasons too: one is that I have been using instagram for my photos, which is far easier, and another that I have started blogging seriously on my business blog.

So I don’t think that in the near future this blog is going to have more updates, but I’d be happy if you want to stay in touch:

http://codingowl.net/blog/

https://www.instagram.com/mariahoots/

Thank you for staying with me so long! Of course I am not going to delete this blog, and it is fully possible that in the future I start on taking photos again, but for now, I am off. *wawes for goodbye*

Cya!

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5 Years Anniversary

I am soo happy, the last days has been really great! A new month has started, this blog turned 5 years old, my business turned 3 years old and we have sunny days! I feel soo grateful for all this! Amazing!!! *insert jumping smiley here*

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To celebrate this great occasion, this blog has a

NEW LICENSE!

From now on every image on this blog can be used commercially!
Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

So if you are looking for images to use on your page, blog, designs, feel free to take a look at the blog! Just link back to this blog or my page: http://codingowl.net/

Here a little stats from today on my blog:

POSTS
278

IMAGES
540

VIEWS
36,364

VISITORS
21,055

Thank you all for supporting, liking, reading and commenting my blog!!!

Close-up Sarracenia

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An ordinary monday evening, I am waiting for the rice to finish, the kids are coloring and the teen is tapping on her phone. Daily grind as usual, but still there are small wonders around us we fail so often to see.
Like those tiny hairs on the Sarracenia plant, which is desperate trying to survive on our kitchen window.
I hope I never get too busy to notice the small wonders of life.
Alhamdulillah

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 😀

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 🙂

freebug

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! 🙂