Misty Day.

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Do you see the houses on a hill?
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Saturday January 19, shopping.

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At noon was -!5°C/ 5°F when I noticed we have to go to buy groceries. So I made a list what we need.

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Cat food, bird seeds, something for us.

Then clothes, it is COLD.

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I am ready.

It was cloudy, not much light and the photos are taken mostly in the car with a phone.

The first stop was on our village, for oat seeds for birds. They had no seeds and they had thrown their Christmas tree out.

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It looks sad.
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At 13.50 o´clock driving to the nearest town, 14 km or 8,6 miles.

The second stop is for cat food. We are now in a town called Ikaalinen.

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Our malls are small, and like always in our photos, no human beings.
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My hubby looking for treats for Kosmo the Great, 17,63 pounds, 8 kilos.

The third stop is for birds and for us.

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As I told, no human beings or anything else moving. Birds seeds and rye bread, butter, sauerkraut, potatoes, cookies, and smoked fish.

The fourth stop is very well-known almost around the world.

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More than one car here. We bought salad dressing, apples, carrots, yoghurt, coffee, frozen fish ,ice cream, more fish, cream, cheese, cream crackers, crisp bread, chocolate, candies, spaghetti, tofu, sugar, feta cheese, red onions, cabbage, peanuts, tuna in tomato sauce…

Now we are ready to drive home. It is getting dark. In wintertime here is a blue moment before dark. It is now about 16.00 o´clock.

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Our village and the blue moment.
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Christmas is still here.

At home.

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Hubby carrying all the bags in, seeds and peanuts for birds 15 kilos, 33 pounds.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The weather is unpredictable.

The temperature changed from – 30° C/ -22°F to 0°C/ 32°F  in Northern parts of Finland. Cranky weather has been very typical here during last months. On Tuesday we had the most beautiful, cold and sunny day. On Wednesday morning it was raining/ snowing and the whole world was dirty gray. Here is below two views from our kitchen window. Quite a difference!

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Tuesday
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Wednesday

Sunday Photo.

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Hi everybody,

It´s me, Kosmo, here. This blog has been quiet, too quiet, and you see the reason in the photo above. Here is nobody, here is dark and raining. Wet ground feels terrible in my soft paws. Mom has not rushed out with her camera, no birds, some magpies, no flowers. It looks like we are hibernating until we will see the sun.

Kosmo, a cat in faraway Finland.

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Polar Night. Kaamos. Полярная ночь.

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The polar night occurs in the northernmost and southernmost regions of the Earth when the night lasts 24 hours. This occurs only inside the polar circles.

In Northern parts of Finland this polar night starts 25.11. In Finnish it is called kaamos. The sun in under the horizon about eight weeks. It is not totally dark , it is soft twlight.

Here in our area the sun doesn´t go under the horizon, but the shortest day, the sun above the horizon, is only about three and half hours.

Black Friday. Musta perjantai.

Black Friday has arrived to Finland. Today was the first time when every shop had Black Friday and – 30%, -50% signs everywhere.  In a big mall shops were empty, so this Friday was not  big success, but our sky had a great “black clouds” show.

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What are you doing in my blog, you old …  Ok, just once, or twice, I have to take a nap.

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