January 2020: It is raining so hard and it is totally dark, impossible to take photos.
January 2019: Like a normal January in Finland.
January 2018: Our lane, looks very normal in January.
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 days are now really short, the sun rises at 9. 30 a.m and sets at 3.09 p.m. We haven´t had daylight at all, because the days have been cloudy and rainy. As you see in the photo here is no snow.
Cranes are arriving, they flew very high, so no photos, but we enjoyed their honking 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.
This Monday morning, 8.5.2017.
Last year, the same day 8.5.2016. Apple trees had buttons.
It has been snowing and raining for days, the temperature is below 0°C, 32°F at nights. Yesterday evening we saw a hedgehog walking in the snow and we gave it cat food. This hedgehodg has slept the wintertime in it´s house in our yard. Today snow melted away in the afternoon, but this night will be cold again. Our spring is soon one month late.
Today by the lake Kyrösjärvi.
Last year in March we were driving around this countryside taking photos. The days were sunny, the sky bright blue and the spring was so near.
Now the wind with wet snow is trying to hide us under white drifts.
So we sit inside watching ski competitions in Norway.
Hi, it is me, Kosmo here. Look what I saw this evening in our yard.
A Snowcat! What a surprise!
Dad, please, let him come in.
This photo is taken today at noon and the photo below almost in a same place 11.11.2016, a week ago. It started rain yesterday morning and it still continues. All the snow has disappered.
Yläpuolella oleva kuva on otettu tänään. Alla oleva kuva viikko sitten melkein samassa kohdassa. Eilen aamulla alkanut sade jatkuu edelleen. Kaikki lumi on sulanut.
Grass is green like in summertime. Ruoho vihertää kuin kesällä.
The snow cover is now about 3 cm, 1,5 inches, and at night the temperature was -9°C, 15°F.
The photos are taken at noon 11.11.2016 in our yard.
Lumipeite on nyt 3-4 cm ja pakkasta oli yöllä -9° C.
Kuvat on otettu keskipäivällä 11.11.2016 kotipihassamme.