52 Frames week 2; hello from my backyard

We had beautiful days here the past week and I was not able to go out and capture the beauty, too sick and too tired. I have been in the house from January 3rd, first in quarantine for 3 days, then sick. The instructions what and when to do change constantly, it is confusing, but you figure it out on the way.

Well I did go outside to my backyard to capture so of the winter beauty, I am so happy that we have private and pretty view to rest our eyes on. That pine tree looks so lovely on the hill covered with snow.

Snow covered trees

Even if winter is not my favorite time of the year, I have to admit that it can look very pretty.

The beauty of winter

Spring day in Monochrome

The sky was blue, the shadows long and the wind was so cold. I thought nature shots could look great in monochrome as the light and shadows give the photos nice contrast. Also the trees are leafless so they are more structured and might look better in a way. I my previous post from this same location the photos are in color. The feeling is so different in these.

Ripples on the water
Rowing boat

Spring day

Few days back we had a lovely spring day, except for the cold wind that was so cold that it went straight to the bones at this lake Humaljärvi as I was taking photos there. The sky was blue, the shadows long and the wind was so cold. I did look nice and you could sense that spring was o its way.

Lake Humaljärvi, Kirkkonummi, Finland
the water flows you can see ripples on the water from the nippy wind

Winter blues

No way getting over it, it is still winter. It looks lovely no denying that either. Lots of folks I know are really enjoying this. So lets be happy for them 🙂 The singing of the birds carries the notes of spring. All good. Enjoy the rest of the weekend.

Open water

This is a sign that we are glad to see, not spring, but a hope of it. Areas of open water in places where there is a nice current in the water. The first one is from the end of rapids, as the water enters the lake. The second is from a river.

February 2021 -7

Nothing much to write about, we have snow and winter temperatures, and you can see the increase of the light and every day you can be amazed by it.

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We got 10cm more snow during the night, so a fresh coat of snow made everything lovely.

February 2021 -3

I have surprised myself be going out now two days a row, since I have had no desire to do so in a long time. I am trying to force myself to be more active. As stated in yesterday’s post, laziness, depression, or just getting tired of all this shit has taken over.

It has been a lovely sunny winter day so far. I went for a walk and this is what I saw…

Sun flares

We got 10cm more snow during the night, so a fresh coat of snow made everything lovely.

To reassure you – I did take a shower 🙂

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February 2021

We are at the point of winter that the light time is increasing fast, what a blessing, with the snow on the ground the effect is noticeable, in the south of Finland we will gain about 30 minutes of light in a week, 5 minutes a day. North, well a hour of more. The joy…

the dusk is on its way

Today it is snowing again, yesterday was clear, so I made myself go out for a short walk, but did not make it out until later in the afternoon. I did take my camera with me, so I captured few winter shots of my neighbourhoods.

Today I am making effort to do a post, and contemplating if I should take a shower or not…I probably will. Do you have days that you would rather spend the day doing nothing, I’ve had several the past days?

Getting a bit darker

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

Empty Marina

No sailing or boating at the moment, the marina was empty the blue hour was approaching and all was good.

Empty Marina

Spot of light

I caught a spot of sunlight mids the spruce trees. Winter in with snow is rather beautiful, if cold.

WInter photos from Kirkkonummi, Finland

Beautiful tree

I have posted photos of this beautiful old oak tree during summer, and autumn, maybe even spring. . I notice it everytime I drive past it. So here is the winter version.

old oak tree
Branches

Sunny and cold

After many cloudy and snowy day, we have a sunny afternoon. What a difference it makes on the scenery. It is a bit nippy -13C at the moment.

Sunny afternoon
Last night

CB&W Hot or Cold

Black and white – Cold or Hot I am going with COLD. These are from Siuntio in southern Finland on a a cold winter day.

Looking out into the winter day from a drafty old barn

March 15

the weather is not promising spring for us, no, winter still has a strong grip on us even though it is middle of March.winter (4 of 4)

December 29

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Nostalgic country lane linked to Skywatch Friday – New Year’s Edition