On a rainy Saturday lovely Eve and I made an appointment for a walk in the Nuuksio Nationalpark. Since I wanted to visit my little oak tree once again before I leave Finland and Eve lives very close to the national park we decided to meet for a stroll through the forest and to say Hi to Little Puu.
After we finally found each other at the Espoo train station, we made our way up North to Kattila, a northern entrance to the National park. We went by car and while we were driving through the Finnish landscape, passing the forests and red wooden cottages, we talked and laughed and got to know each other better. We almost lost our way, since I only remembered the way from when we went for the tree planting, but we managed to find Kattila and arrived in the light rain a little later.
After visiting my little oak tree, we made our way into the forest while it was raining slightly. I remember we talked about a thousand of things. Eve is a wonderful and fascinating human being and we didn’t run out of topic to talk about. It always makes me so happy to meet people that share my passions and interests and I have so much in common with! We left the official path to pick some last blueberries from the bushes. We’ve been amazed how many have been left since the blueberry season has been almost over. There have been little red dots of lingonberries on the ground but also lots of blueish ones. We filled our kuksas (the wooden cups) with delicious berries and enjoyed the refreshing and natural snack.
I don’t know how much time we’ve spent between the bushes picking berries, but after a long while we went back on the track, our fingers dyed blue and red by the berries. Our tummies and hearts filled with new energy we continued our walk deeper into the forest. The woods have been covered in slight misty rain and I thought it looked very mystic and calm. We walked and walked and walked before we made our way up a little hill hoping to find a spot from where we had a view over the forest. Sadly, we didn’t find such a spot but instead, we sat down under some trees to have some tea and watch the forest and the quietness.
Later on, we made our way back to the car and went back to Helsinki. We listened to Of Monsters And Men in the car and sang along, and it has been the perfect soundtrack while driving back through the misty forests. I still remember that I came home feeling lots of love and happiness and excitement because the forests filled my heart with peace, and meeting Eve inspired me so very much – she is such a wonderful soul and I feel very happy that I’ve been able to meet her. I hope it wasn’t the last time! Moreover, I have been overjoyed to see Little Puu another time before I left home for Germany. My little tree had already grown some baby leaves! I am really excited how it will look like when I come back there the next time.
The forests make my heart beating faster and my soul jumping of joy!
Say Hi to Eve here!