The wild strawberries grow by the roadside. The weather has been so cold during the week that the berries seem to take ages to get red and ripe.
On Tuesday I walked my daughter Kaija to the train just to get my bit of exercise, and to help her carry one of her bags. She stayed with us a couple of days, and we worked together on three dresses for her: one vintage dress needed to be altered, one she sewed herself and I helped, and one was a new dress and a new top made to a new dress.
On the walk back I saw this garden runaway flower Hesperis matronalis (illakko) Eileen needed help identifying just a while ago. I knew I had seen them here!
This is a wild flower Melandrium dioecum (ailakki), which also can have purple or white flowers, and the Finnish names get mixed in my head easily.