Wednesday, May 28, 2014


Exciting and scary times ahead... our youngest daughter has been accepted into one of the best schools... in Finland... There will be lots of flying back and forth between Finland and Italy as some of us will be in Helsinki, some in Castro, and some in between... 

Sunday, May 11, 2014

The miracle of spring in Finland

10.05.2013... a warm and damp day, everything still, and quiet and calm and in the afternoon you slipped away from me.
My first thought was "NOT YET" but then immediately thought: "Finally" because I knew you were ready and had waited long enough.

The next morning spring came... tiny leaves on all the trees and a balmy sunshine... death and birth, all in less than 24 hours.

It's Mother's Day and you are with me every day, all the time. I miss you.

Saturday, May 10, 2014

One year

                      One year without you 

            I survived, and you would be proud of us.

Thursday, May 8, 2014


May 8th last year... the worst day of the eleven in hospital... the day that my mother was not herself anymore, the day that the morphine (or the pain) made her take just that one step further...
It was the only evening I was home at 10 o'clock in the evening, and didn't stay until almost midnight.
It was the day I lost my mother.

Tuesday, May 6, 2014


Hospital, sunset, one year ago today...

Thursday, May 1, 2014


Vappu 2013, Helsinki 

Tuesday, April 29, 2014


   And today we lost you Pietro,
  is there no end to sad events?
  Is there no end to burying loved ones? 
  We'll all miss you, but I hope you are now where    you always wanted to be, in peace.

One Year Ago Today

One year ago today Kotisairaala ordered an ambulance to take my mother to hospital. I had never been an ambulance before, and I was neither brave nor strong... but she was. She never once looked back and held my hand and smiled and said everything would be fine and we both knew that she would never come back to her lovely home again.

Monday, April 28, 2014

One Year Ago

One year ago... last night at my mother's home... so many mixed feelings... worry, sadness, fear, and lots of love too.
I'll never thank you enough Jonas, for being there, always. 

Wednesday, April 9, 2014


 Spring is late but it's here... mimosas in April...very                                   rare...

 And a shawl from leftovers from Minerva's sweater

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Crazy Wonderful Stephen West

in Noro Taiyo Sock

LOVE it!
and a photo to show that daughter's hair has become even shorter!


in the softest greyest Angora Fino and with a lovely vintage mother-of-pearl button from my mother's collection

             Roxbury Pond by Christiane Burkhard

                            in Rowan Fine Art

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Where did my winter go?

Taken from the car... January 25th