our cats

I still do miss our oldest cat Ninni who passed away in March this year.. her body was failing and we unfortunaly had to put her down because se had problems with breathing and so on :'(( She'd been around even since we moved here in 1999 but I guess you can't help when its about 21-year-old cat. But I bet she had the greatest time of the life <3

While I was away in the USA my family had gotten a new family member in June, 4  months old kitten named Nisse.  He's a totally a charmer and very bold whereas our second oldest can Nikke (3 years) is quite reserved compared to him. We also have about 14-16 years old calico Nuppu that has to be taken to vet today because.. just to check her overall health.



Nuppu and Nisse

A photo of me and Ninni taken a month before her passing in March.... :'(


Bogging at Nuuksio National Park 25.9.2015

Nuuksio National Park (Nuuksion kansallispuisto in Finnish, Noux nationalpark in Swedish) is in Southern Finland, 35 km from Helsinki on the outskirts of Espoo and the neighboring counties of Kirkkonummi and Vihti.

Established only in 1994, Nuuksio is one of Finland's newest national parks, set up to ensure that a piece of pristine wilderness is kept within striking distance of the capital. Its location so close to a major city is unusual, and due mostly to the fact that the rocky and wet terrain was unsuitable for farming or other development.

Nuuksio's landscape is archetypically Finnish: conifer and birch forests, forty-three lakes, small swamps between them and gentle rolling hills, sometimes covered in moss, sometimes with the granite bedrock exposed where the vast ice sheets of the last ice age scraped them clean. There are plenty of quiet spots of beauty, but don't expect jaw-dropping gorges or soaring mountains (good advice for traveling anywhere in Finland, that).

source: https://en.wikivoyage.org/wiki/Nuuksio_National_Park

So. We decided to visit Nuuksio for the first time ever and we surely found some very good bogs there! Unfortunaly the season is so far that all the sun´dews were dormant and I could only spot their flower stalks. 
I saw many floating peat islands so there must be carnivores out there! I've never seen peat island like those in Finland (but in Virginia!) so I became super excited!!
I can't wait to be there the summer season is at our hands! :-)








Nepenthes lowii joined the gang!

I'm super excited to tell you that I finally got my hands on one of the most iconic Nepenthes species- THE Nepenthes lowii. And didn't get 1 but 4 little babies grown by seed by wonderful vincent from cpuk.

I'm totally loking forward growing there (toilet)plants haha! :)) Well I need to wait for like 10 years before I can see the uppers but its never too late to get the plants"!



Plant package from Christian Klein


  I went to pick my first plant package of this year. It was actually sopposed to arrive a week ago, but Christian was busy and it was delayed because of that.  Fortunately he included a few bonus plants to compensate time that I had to wait.

So I ordered these:

S. purpurea ssp. purpurea "Schweiz"
S. purpurea ssp. purpurea f. heterophylla
S. purpurea ssp. venosa "Wavy Lid"
N. gracilis
N. N ampullaria "Green Giant Pitchers", Tayve, Irian Jaya Lowland
bonus plants were
N. rafflesiana
S. purpurea ssp purpurea "Maine"

   Kävin eilen hakemassa postissa vuoden ensimmäåisen kasvitilauksen joka tuli Saksasta. Sen piti tulla jo viikko sitten, mutta myyjällä oli kiirettä ja se lähtikin viikko myöhästä (jonka takia sainkin bonuskasveja). En ollu koskaan tilannu heiltä joten oli kiva yllätys kun kaikki kasvit oli hyväkuntoisia ja isoja.