Sunday, November 15, 2015

On the Lake

These are recollections of summer in November when the rain and wind is outside.  
My trip to the lake Vesijärvi (Finland) was in June. It wasn't hot, days were rainy and windy and I thought that sailing by a steamer should be postponed. But having seen such a wonderful steamboat with a wheel at the stern, I boldly climbed the gangway. Two sailors (they were the owners) warmly greeted passengers. I asked if waves were strong on the lake and a sailor assured me that the wind was not strong and the waves were not big.



The steamer frisky sailed from the pier and it was rocking a bit. But the lake shores were so beautiful, there were small cottages, sandy beaches, the city of Lahti ... And I forgot about my fears and enjoyed the views from the open deck.


Of course the weather prepared a surprise: a big black cloud had flown and rain started. I had to go down to the covered deck. A party was held there and people in a bar didn't pay attention to weather and nature. Only when heavy rain had finished the other photographers joined me.


We sailed ahead, the sun appeared, suddenly large and bright rainbow has hung over a lake and an island and passengers started taking pictures. So did I. It's said that if you're able to see both ends of rainbow then your dream come true. Do you believe it? Have you tried to photograph a rainbow?



33 comments:

  1. Thank you, Nadezda, for the interesting tour! (I haven't ever done this trip.)
    It's lovely to remember summer, when outside the wet snow keeps falling.
    Your photos are beautiful and rainbows are definitely something I will photograph...
    if I just have a camera with me!
    Have a lovely new week! Happy knitting! :)

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    1. Sara, I hope you'll have an opportunity to see this lake - it's not far from your place, isn't it?
      Have a nice week too!

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  2. Hello Nadezda.
    Great is your relationship.
    Despite the inclement weather pictures came out perfect.
    I must tell you that I really like all cruises; lakes, canals, seas. I really like water.
    Greetings from Poland.
    Lucia

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    1. I was afraid at first but then I liked the steamer and lake was very pretty, Lucja.

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    2. I also would have liked.
      Greetings:)*

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  3. A lovely summer memory for cold and stormy November. Beautiful lake tour. I especially liked the rainbow picture. I have photographed rainbows before but not as well as you. What a nice saying.

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    1. It's difficult to take picture of both ends of rainbow, Peter. As you see I couldn't. I love this saying as well!

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  4. Thank you for sharing your tour Nadezda. The last photo of the full rainbow is fabulous! I think you captured it well.

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  5. Hello Nadezda girl !
    What a wonderful trip you took on this paddle boat ... a lot of your pictures could have been taken here in Ontario in cottage country .. so pretty ! .. I hadn't heard that saying about seeing both ends of the rainbow that was so nice.
    Maybe there is a reason both ends can't be photographed (making it even more mysterious!)
    Lovely post .. thank you for your comments on Nov 11 and I totally agree with you !
    Joy : )

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    1. The two different lakes -Ontario and Vesijärvi, different cottage villages ---- and they look very similar, Joy. It's said 'the world is small'. Isn't ? :0)

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  6. I have tried photographing a rainbow and it isn't easy is it?

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    1. Yes, it is Sue. When I took this photo I couldn't see another end of rainbow.

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  7. That looks a very interesting boat with paddles at the back. I'm glad you didn't miss the trip. The lake is beautiful with many interesting buildings along the shore. I like the A frame house. I have only taken one photo of a rainbow as far as I can remember. It was a long time ago!
    It's good to be back blogging gain and being now able to comment on blogs. Hope you are well and enjoying each day.
    Betty

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    1. I'm glad you're back to our family of bloggers, Betty!
      Have a nice week!

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  8. What a lovely way to end your trip on the lake! Yes, I've tried photographing a rainbow, including a double rainbow one time--my photos have never turned out that well.

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    1. I've taken some pictures at the same time and chose the best one for this post. I agree Rose it's not easy to photograph a rainbow.

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  9. Gorgeous boat ride and a perfect rainbow!

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  10. I've never been to Finland and must go one day. It looks like you had a wonderful time despite the weather on the boat and you got a beautiful rainbow! I hope it brings you plenty of good luck. Thank you for continuing to visit my blog and comment on my photos :)

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    1. I had nice holidays there, thank you Rosemary!

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  11. So interesting Nadezda, I love boat tours but I have never been to Finland. Beautiful views and you captured the rainbow quite well, I know it is not easy at all.
    Regards, Janneke

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    1. Yes, it's not, Janneke. I've chosen the best picture of rainbow for this post:0)
      Have a nice weekend!

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  12. What a lovely trip! I can just imagine it from your photos. And how lucky to see both ends of a rainbow. Here in England we think that if you find the end of a rainbow you will discover a pot of gold there. when I was a kid I used to pester my parents to drive towards rainbows and I couldn't understand why they didn't want the pot of gold! :)

    I will get the recipe for the carrot cake and post it either on my next post or here on your blog! Yes, it really did taste very nice.

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    1. I love this saying, Jenny! Everyone need a pot of gold, I suppose ;0) Thanks for a recipe!

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  13. I would have loved to be on that steamer with you – the landscape looks wonderful. I have tried to photograph rainbows and was not often successful. I did take a pretty rainbow as we were leaving Fort de France in Martinique but I am not sure if I have the photo anymore. My desktop computer broke last September and they were supposed to have backed-up all my pictures – but so far I can’t find them – I am very upset for sure.

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    1. This steamer reminded me the Mark Twain's "Tom Sawyer" steamer on Mississippi river, Vagabonde :)
      I'm sorry your broken computer, for this reason I think we have to have additional hard disc. Perhaps you will be able to take photo the next summer rainbow.

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  14. I just posted the recipe for the cake on my blog. I didn't mean to sound boastful when I said it tasted nice, I attribute that to the recipe, not my cooking of this simple recipe! :)

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  15. Venciste el miedo y disfrutaste del viaje, con lluvia y regalo del hermoso arcoiris.
    Preciosas fotos Nadezda. Es bueno recordar vacaciones cuando está llegando el invierno ;)
    Buena semana.
    Besos.

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    1. Si, Laura, el invierno vino, esta noche la nieve se cayo y todo mi jardin esta blanco :(
      Pienso del Abril cuando el se pone verde.

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  16. Hello Nadezda, that must have been a lovely holiday and a very special trip. To be sailing on a lake and seeing a rainbow at the same time is a wonderful treat.

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    1. Yes, it was Friko! I was glad to sail although I was afraid at first.

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