Soft tones of winter

I have been rather silent lately, nothing has happened really. Winter came finally with snow, it’s been 10 years since we had this much snow. Boring, boring is what life is at the moment. Maybe I will feel more positive soon, one needs to be a bit down to feel the joy again.

This feeling in the winter is not new to me as I am not a winter person, but a child of summer. If one need to point one positive thing, it the light that is slowly but surely coming our way. Sunset is at 16:23, it over a hour more that it was in December. See, I can find something positive in all this 🙂

Have a great day!

Reeds at the bay
Trees in frost
Backlight

Mist

Snow covered field with one lone pine tree caught my attention and the rising mist in the afternoon gave the scenery a nice atmospheric look.

Pine tree in the misty field
Playing with composition

low light of fall

Now Autumn’s fire burns slowly along the woods and day by day the dead leaves fall and melt. 

~William Allingham

Feb 3rd

It is so weird, it is supposed to be heart of winter and our nature is at least two months ahead. We have all the signs of spring here. I took a walk outside, no rain but a beautiful sunny day to capture oddness of this winter.

December 19

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Not totally white and blue, but the green of the pine trees is more on the blue toned green. Still it is a winter photo.

towards the light

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Towards the light we bend

 

Pine trees

I love how the pine trees grow near the sea, how the wind and sun mold them in to these beautiful things. These are taken at Porkkalanniemi, Kirkkonummi.

Pinus mugo

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Pinus mugo, known as mountain pine, dwarf mountain pine, scrub mountain pine, Swiss mountain pine, mugo pine or creeping pine

Welcome to Wednesday around the world!! – I took a walk in the woods!

Ritva Sillanmäki (21 of 120)

 

Here is southern Finland the spring is very early, like a month ahead. Today it was +9 C and I took a walk in the woods, loved seeing the sun coming between the trees. Beautiful shadows and love  details to see…this does good to the soul.

Ritva Sillanmäki (12 of 120)

Ritva Sillanmäki (20 of 120)

Ritva Sillanmäki (23 of 120)

Pieni Lintu

Forest

Finland is Europe’s most heavily-forested country. Forests cover 23 million hectares or 74.2% of the land area.

forest

There are about twenty indigenous tree species growing in Finland, the most common ones being pine (Pinus silvestris), spruce (Picea abies) and birch (Betula pendula and B. pubescens). Usually two or three tree species dominate a forest. Naturally pure pine stands are found in rocky terrain, on top of arid eskers and on pine swamps. Natural spruce stands are found on richer soil. Birch is commonly found as an admixture, but it can occasionally form pure birch stands

Birch

About half of the forest land area consists of mixed stands. Rarer species are found mostly as solitary trees. The south-western corner and the south coast of Finland are touched by a narrow zone growing oak, maple, ash and elm.

I’m participating in LetsBeWild.com’s Wild Weekly Photo Challenge. This week’s Challenge is: The Forest!

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Scent of spring

I’m participating in LetsBeWild.com’s Wild Weekly Photo Challenge. This week’s Challenge is: Scent!

The scent of spring, juniper berries, dandelion, lupine leafs, pine tree top, crocus…and few I don’t know the names

juniper berry Scent! juniper berry Scent! Lupine Scent! Scent! Scent! Scent! Scent! Pine Scent! Dandelion Scent! Scent!

 

picstory # 95 – beautiful