Skiing on the ice

One of the best things about winter are sunny days of March. Officially March is the month of spring and it shows. Days are getting longer and brighter. On the other hand it’s still winter, it may be quite cold, we have snow and you can ski on the frozen lake. The snow reflect light an incredible amount and it gives you so much energy.

I love the feeling skiing on the ice. It feels like a total freedom. The thrill of speed, when you can glide on a frozen lake, as long as you ensure there is enough ice under your feet. Spring ice can be really deceptive when it starts to melt. There is a certain point when is no longer safe to go on the ice. It strongly depends on how cold the nights have been. If there has been frost at night it is usually quite safe.

Sini Style FishingLook what I got! A big fish! Well, at least a quite nice size. My hubby is an avid fisherman and we made some holes in the ice and try out a few of his new lures.Lake on the iceBeautifully curved pine tree on the shore. The shoreline begins to melt first, when the sun start to heat and the ground starts to warm up.Sauna cabinBoatsGranaryCottage door

Listen to the sounds when water drips from the eaves. Snows start to melt and birds start to sing, the sounds of spring.

Have a relaxing weekend!

Sini ❤

How to autumn turned into winter

The rest of the year has gone so fast. Autumn was fabulous with all the color splendor. I could spend entire autumn at the park.colors-of-autumnautumn-lightWe visited in magnificent giant’s kettles which are located in Helsinki. There is two of them, one on the top and one on the bottom! They are really miraculous. Nature is amazing.jollaksen-hiidenkirnutSoon after that the first snow rained, already at the beginning of November, which is very early. The joy lasted a couple of weeks, then it melted away. Now in southern Finland there is no snow. Let’s see do we have a white Christmas.the-first-snowThe end of November is the Christmas street opening ceremony and the city switching on the lights to the streets. People can admire festive parade which ran through the city.

When the snows have come and gone, you are lucky when you see rainbow in the end of November ❤rainbow-in-november

Santa Lucia brings light into the dark times. It always reminds me Italy where Santa Lucia is originally from. Listen to this! The girls sang so beautifully.

I wish you a warm and peaceful Christmas time,

Love Sini ❤

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Sea steam

I know you want to see pictures of the Finnish winter and of course snow. Winter began in January very cold and the temperature was dropped so low. Hrrh! …but we can admire at the wonders of nature. One is absolutely this gorgeous view when sea steams! It happened when the sea was warmer than the air. The landscape seemed to stun wonderful and felt chilly.Sea steamEarly on February the weather suddenly changed and it started to rain, unfortunately no snow, but water! It’s usually the coldest time in Finland, but then we needed wellies! Now it started to look like winter again, what is good, because in Finland students spend skiing holiday.

Elm tree at winterLove this elm tree in Tähtitorninmäki. It’s beautiful around a year. Strong, powerful and very old. Tähtitorninmäki is a hill middle of the south Helsinki and one of my favorite places. There you can watch skyline and the view of the city.Winter alley at KaivopuistoSnowy alley in Kaivopuisto. Kaivopuisto is a large park near Tähtitorninmäki. It’s very lovely place and you can imagine it’s full of people in summertime having piknik and chilling.Winter at Kaivopuisto

The end picture of me and my son, who is ready for a high school prom. White tie ❤

White tie

Have  a great week!

Love Sini ❤

Winter Wonderland

The best winter time is now going on. Nature is full of snow and it looks great. Snow gives nature radiant and luxurious look. It illuminates the world.

The temperature in Helsinki is about -9 degrees Celsius (15,8 degrees Fahrenheit), not too cold, but it has been lowest -20 degrees Celsius (-4 degrees Fahrenheit). Oh boy, you can imagine, it was freezing.

Winter Wonderland 1

Sini ready to ski

Ready to ski ❤ If you have this kind of landscape front of you, I’m sure, you would like to ski too!

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Best winter regards ❤

Sini

Christmas time

Most of us loves Christmas, so do I. Beautiful lights shine through the darkness and illuminate streets, houses and homes and bringing the grandeur of this special time. You can feel the magic of Christmas in the air ❤

Christmas markets open, every corner smells of mulled wine, spicy scents spread through the streets. Children’s faces turn to big smiles, when they can enjoy the carousel ride. What a joy!

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Love and light ❤

Sini