When you just happen to be in the right place at the right time.
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.
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.
Great, no snow. Walk with me through the new year.
The winter solstice occurs when one of the Earth’s poles has its maximum tilt away from the Sun. To us this day means our days are getting longer and the sun will show her face.
After yesterday´s snowstorm all the signs of Spring have disappeared and we live in a totally white world.
I see trouble on the way
I see earthquakes and lightnin’
I see bad times today
It’s bound to take your life
There’s a bad moon on the rise
I fear rivers over flowing
I hear the voice of rage and ruin.
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!
This hedgehog needs to get more weight for staying alive over the winter. We have helped it with with catfood.
This Monday morning, 8.5.2017.
Last year, the same day 8.5.2016. Apple trees had buttons.
An extraordinary spruce.
Kaunista maaseutua vesistön varrella.
The sun and floating mist make together amazing lightshows for us.
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.