Snow covered the whole world here at Cristmas night. Days are now, after the Winter Solstice, longer, about one minute now. Our winter twilight at this time of a year is blue and white. The photos are taken after sunset, about 3 PM, and it was slightly snowing.
Twilight, white and blue.
Gooseberry bush with a white veil.
Tiny spruce trees are soon in troubles.
Last night was freezing cold -27°C/ -13°F. Today started to snow. We now live in a soft twilight world.
Today in the morning -21°C/ -5°F.
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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.
Then clothes, it is COLD.
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.
The second stop is for cat food. We are now in a town called Ikaalinen.
The third stop is for birds and for us.
The fourth stop is very well-known almost around the world.
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.
Our year started with a huge snowstorm. More than 100 000 households were without electricity for hours.
After yesterday´s snowstorm all the signs of Spring have disappeared and we live in a totally white world.
The wind is blowing from east, from Siberia, and this wind is cold, we will have near–30° C/ -22°F at nights.
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!
Everything is ready for the summer.
During these first months of a year we have blue moments after a sunset. Everything is blue, the sky, snow, air. Today the sun rose 9.41 and sets 15.26. It is cold now and birds sit up on birches trying to catch every possible sun beam for warming.
This December has been the darkest December ever. Today we saw a tiny piece of blue sky, and we felt the spring is near, behind the corner of three months.
This day is very important for us here in the north. We have counted days and now it is here. The days are getting longer and the light increases day by day. We will see the sun. In the pic is the lightest moment today.
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.
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.