Hello girls and boys,
time again for some boring garden pics!
Iris is a genus of 260–300 species of flowering plants
with showy flowers. It takes its name from the Greek word
for a rainbow, which is also the name f
or the Greek goddess of the rainbow, Iris.
End of April, beginning of May is the high season
for Iris flowers in Tuscany, Italy.
Plenty of colours.
I told, you, all colour combinations.
All locations, often just along the road.
Along the roads also these fairy tale figures.
Dearest Snowhite, who allowed you to use that black kajal?
If your navigation gadget let you down,
Snow-white will guide you further on.
And me, hello, with my lion!
What do we learn of this traffic sign?
That Italian boys carry briefcases and girls handbags,
kids are definitely no square headed Germans,
boys have short/no hair and girls have loooong hair,
and they always run hectic across the roads.
Grown ups have nothing to carry and move slowly.
Men only. What happens with women crossing the street?
Well, well, let's celebrate tonite
the Finnish carnival!
In Finland, Walpurgis day (Vappu)
is one of the four biggest holidays along with Christmas Eve,
New Year's Eve, and Midsummer (Juhannus).
Walpurgis witnesses the biggest carnival-style festival
held in the streets of Finland's towns and cities.
The celebration, which begins on the evening of 30 April
and continues to 1 May, typically centres on
copious consumption of sima, sparkling wine
and other alcoholic beverages.
Student traditions, particularly those of the engineering students,
are one of the main characteristics of Vappu.
Well, my Vappu celebrations this year will be less traditional,
as starting sculpturing course in this amazing scenery in Tuscany.
More Italian postings to follow along the week.
Like the guy swimming in the hotel pool, pic above.