The photographs were taken on December 7th, while traveling to Jyväskylä.
This morning I walked for three hours, starting from Oittaa, going first to lake Sorlampi and then circling back through Hakjärvimossen swamp. It was -9 °C when I started, half an hour before sunrise, and -4 °C when I returned. There is 1/2 cm of snow on the ground, lightening the landscape.
(Posting title is from the poem “Nothing Is Really Hard but to Be Real—” by John Ciardi.)