Thursday, February 21, 2013

But where the wind comes from

Here are more photographs which I took in Nuuksio wilderness area yesterday. I'm getting more and more behind in processing my photographs, I have a set from Tuesday to be looked into, and photographs from today. But that is ok, as there will surely be days when there is little time to be outside taking photographs.

(Posting title is from the poem Wind on the Hill by A. A. Milne.)


Colin Griffiths said...

It's very cold here at the moment in the UK, apparently the wind is coming from your part of the world - but I still don't think it's what YOU would call cold!

Juha Haataja said...

Colin, it really isn't been too cold here, at night we had -10 °C but now it is already -3 °C and approacing 0 °C.

In springtime we often get snow which carries a person, because in daytime the snow melts, and during nights it freezes up. But one has to take care not to be caught by this if you go for a longer walk or a ski trip in the forests, as the snow can suddenly lose its strength after noon and then it is really heavy going.

And this reminds me of the old Finnish custom of hunting moose or deer on skis in springtime when the snow carries a person on skis but not those who walk. This is something you read about in old hunting tales.