First snow

So, Southern Finland finally got her first snow of the winter. The word would be of course, finally, as last year the winter started oh, about two months earlier. So with almost a snap of the fingers the weather changed from dark, wet and relatively warm (+8 celsius) to around -10 with first snow on the ground as well. Positively, there is more light now and that has a very invigorating effect.

Here are a few snaps just after the snow came. If you have followed my blog for a while you can see how dark and wet it has been earlier.

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As is obvious from the photos, there is not a lot of snow as of yet. But still rather nice, albeit I do not like if the temperature drops too low. At the moment its more a case of how you clothe yourself..

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A lot of trees fell down in the last storm of the autumn.

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Countryside in early winter

Weekend is almost finished and its nice to look back and remember a nice slow drive in the countryside. It is amazing how the climate changes very soon after you leave the metropolitan area of Helsinki.

fields under snow by Jere Ketola (JKetola)

The early snow we had in the last week or so has melted here but in the countryside the ground is partly covered in snow and ice. Eventually these landscapes will be all white, but now there is a contrast of ground and snow.

Ramschackle farm by Jere Ketola (JKetola)

A desolated old farm with its barn was quite nice to look upon. Old school countryside, people have left and the houses are left empty. Perhaps the owners now live cosily in the city or in a new house somewhere nearby.

Flooded fields by Jere Ketola (JKetola)

So as not to go all black and white here is a color photo of a flooded field. The autumn has been very rainy here and all that water has had no place to go, so there has been some flooding. The biggest floods were higher up in the north west along the big rivers.

Hope you all have a nice week ahead!