The second sunset in the year 2020.

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Our ice box was quite empty, so we drove to town of Ikaalinen to buy groceries. Before shopping we saw the this sunset, and drove around to find the best place to see it. We didn´t have cameras with us, so these photos are taken by phones. This lake, Kyrösjärvi, is not frozen yet, in some years we have alraedy been ice fishing.

The first day of 2020.

This winter seems to be special, October was colder than normally, then it started to rain, in November here was flood alert. In Western Finland water in rivers and lakes flooded to fields. At the beginning of December we had some snow, it melted away. At Christmas night is was snowing, in the Boxing Day raining. The Year 2020 started without snow, temperature +3°C/ 39°F.  Normally at this time we have snow enough to ski, temperature about -10°C/ 14°F. Very interesting to see the mid winter in February, skiing or swimming.

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Great, no snow. Walk with me through the new year.

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Supermoon, Bad Moon?

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For some minutes the clouds moved away and this is what we saw here.

 When looking at the moon I remembered the words of this song “Bad Moon Rising” and I realized how true these words are.
I see a bad moon a-rising
I see trouble on the way
I see earthquakes and lightnin’
I see bad times today
Don’t go ’round tonight
It’s bound to take your life
There’s a bad moon on the rise
I hear hurricanes a-blowing
I know the end is coming soon
I fear rivers over flowing
I hear the voice of rage and ruin.




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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Räntää. Sleet.

This is the truth today at 1 pm. After two hours it is dark.The temperature has been jumping between -15°C, 5°F and +2°C, 36°F. It has been snowing, raining and sleeting.

Tämä on totuus tänään klo 13.00. Kahden tunnin kuluttua on pimeä. Lämpötila on heitellyt -15° ja +2° välillä.Sataa lunta, vettä ja räntää.