Tuesday, March 26, 2013

To make fun of my way of doing things

On Sunday I went with my oldest daughter for a walk in the Nuuksio wilderness, going most of the way to Kattila, and returning via another route, past lake Iso-Holma. There were nice paths in the snow, making it quite easy to enjoy the sunny day, but very few people were still at Nuuksio at the time we were there, late evening. And of course the paths in the snow make it very hard to get seriously lost.

I had a look at the photographs a year ago, and in a posting titled "13 h" I wrote as follows: "We have had it warm, and snow is now disappearing fast. The official depth of snow figure at the Vantaa airport is 28 cm, but in many places there is almost no snow on the ground left."

It is quite different now, temperature goes to -10 °C at night, and rises to +1...+3 °C in daytime. We have 79 cm of snow on the ground, and it isn't melting away rapidly. It would be nice for the spring to proceed, and some rain would help a lot, but there is nothing like that in the weather forecast for the next five days.

(Posting title is from the poem The Star-splitter by Robert Frost.)


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Juha Haataja said...

Hmmm... Making fun?