Summer Moments


So, July is over…

But fortunately summer isn’t. Not yet. Sure, in August the evenings are getting darker (sunset is before 10 pm!), and the weather is getting cooler. But it’s still summer. For a little while, at least.

But the summer holiday is over: both Professor M and I are getting back to work (though still working from home), and back to the life of duties and responsibilities…

Anyway… I wanted to post a few ‘summer photos’ capturing some of the fleeting moments of this very unusual summer.

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summer 2020

We’ve mostly stayed close to home, except for a few outings to the seaside, visits to summer restaurants and a couple of dinner cruises. Of course, we’ve seen some friends, too, though only briefly. Most of the time it was just Professor M and me, no plans, no schedules. And that was probably just what we needed.

And of course I’ve been taking lots of photos of the urban wildlife we regularly encounter on our evening walks:

urban wildlife

urban wildlife

I’ve also paid attention to changes in nature in a way that I’ve never done before. You know, which flowers bloom when, and  how Mother Nature mixes and matches colours and shapes.

I usually post these type of photos either on my art blog ( or on my online photo journal (@moments_revisited on Instagram), in case you want to see more.



Helsinki archipelago


What have you been up to during this unusual summer?

Linking up with:

Elegantly Dressed and StylishHigh Latitude StyleA Labour of LifeCurly Crafty Mom, Doused in Pink,  Not Dressed As LambLiving on Cloud NineElegance and Mommyhood, Nancy’s Fashion StyleShelbee on the EdgeA Pocketful of Polka Dots Style SplashAway from the BlueMummabstylish Mutton Years Style and I, Confessions of a Montreal Styling DivaIndependent Fashion Bloggers


  1. 6 August 2020 / 10:18 am

    Love your nature shots! I will be following you on Insta! Those purple flowers are absolutely fabulous! For our summer, we’ve been staying pretty isolated, given the utter lack of response from our federal government to contain this crap. Luckily my husband and I have plenty of projects to keep us entertained.


    • Tiina
      6 August 2020 / 4:52 pm

      Thanks, Michelle! It’s been a tough few months, hasn’t it? I’m just glad we’re socially isolating in summer when we can spend time outdoors. If it was winter, I think the walls would be caving in by now…

  2. shelbeeontheedge1
    18 August 2020 / 6:12 pm

    Tiina, I love this post! It made me feel nostalgic in a weird way for the future! Or I just got a feeling that I will feel nostalgic about the year 2020 at some point in the future. It has been a weird summer for sure and one we are likely never to forget. Beautiful photos! Thanks for sharing and linking up. I featured this post on today’s link up!


    • Tiina
      19 August 2020 / 5:56 pm

      Thank you! I keep wondering what I will remember about this summer in the future, if anything. Both I and my husband have been working all the time, except for a few weeks of ‘holiday’ (= time to do some cleaning and laundry), confined to our small flat…

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