Thistles are now growing on the roadside.
They have an interesting strong purple color.
We had a paintig day (Suomen kuvataiteen päivä 10.7.) at the garden of a wonderful old parsonage Kenkävero Mikkeli, which is now a popular place for tourists to visit.
Full sushine. Tourists. Some were eager to see how to paint watercolor outside. Children wanted to try themselves.
The day is organized by the Finnish Watercolor Society and there are happenings around the country every summer 10.7.