Reflection with bonus halos off a shiny screen.
Detail of a lit paper star. Pretty much the only christmas decoration in the house.
Amphibians don’t get brighter colored than poison arrow frogs. This one got photographed in Berlin Zoo.
JO for joulupossu (christmas pig).
This image of the new year’s fireworks aftermath kicks off the year-long “a photo a day”-project.
These cool snow moomins are from last winter, there’s still no snow on the ground.
In addition to Ursa’s fare, Helsingin Sanomat publishes two astronomy-centered blogs: Kuubongari contains pictures of the moon (and stories how the pictures were taken) whereas Kohti Tähtiä is more scattershot in its topic choices.
Sadly, hesari puts the blogs behind its paywall (trivially circumvented, but annoying nonetheless), but at least the lunar pictures can be seen for free.
The morning view of today.
A self-portrait off a mirrored pillar in the Reichstag building in Berlin.
The symbol of the city.
Gold, cloudberries, merengue and cream. Fancy enough.
PA for pankki (bank), a random financial building in Frankfurt.
Skateboarding off a stage in Central Park.
Stop press: dead squirrels on the head are back!
MM for lumme (waterlily), with a bonus dragonfly on the petals of the flower.
PO for poliisi (policeman).
Royal Canadian Mounted Police puts on a human face in Ottawa.
A mossed-up tree stump in Noux national park.