26 March 2014

bye bye winter.

it seems like winter is finally over: the snow has completely melted and the first grass has slowly started to grow. spring has come earlier than last year and I am very grateful for that: the days are longer and I feel happier and more productive. I will not miss winter but there had been beautiful days then too: one of them was when I went for a walk with a dear friend in Uutela - a nature reserve in Vuosaari.
winter memories from Uutela:

Nikomat EL - Kodak 400
I took these more than two weeks ago but I still wanted to share them: I had a lovely time in Uutela and I am planning to go back there often during the warmer months. another beautiful memory of this past winter has been one very windy Sunday afternoon in Uunisaari with Jacopo: the sun was just about to set below the horizon when a massive dark cloud suddenly covered it - it was spectacular!
winter memory from Uunisaari:
Nikomat EL - Kodak 400
the sea was still frozen that day but the strong wind was a clear sign that spring was approaching. I remember spotting a family of swans not too far from the shore: when birds return to Helsinki it really means that winter is over. bye bye winter!

20 comments:

  1. I am so glad winter is clearly off for you! fingers crossed that will happen here soon! I was wondering if you would my April Featured Photographer? Of course linking everything back to you :)

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    1. I hope winter will soon be over in Alberta too!
      I would be delighted to be your April Featured Photographer, Shy! How shall we proceed?

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  2. Wow! Here ever since Spring had its oficial beginning that temperatures dropped and everyone's using the winter coats again... how weird. But at least nature is blooming, so that's a hopeful sign for the months to come :)

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    1. I hope you'll soon be able to enjoy spring too, Inês! I bet spring must be very warm there usually!

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  3. Oh yes, winter is so last season.
    The photo of the doomsday sky is simply amazing!

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    1. Antonella, you are so right about winter being so last season... hahaha!
      I'm really glad you like the photograph of the sunset too!

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  4. Oh wow, what incredible photographs!

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    1. Thank you so much, Debra! And thank you for stopping by and leaving a comment!

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  5. today is raining and it is irritating me grrr,but well i have to deal with it,your Finland portraits will always bring good winter memories to me <3

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    1. Thank you so much, dear Sara! I hope it will stop raining soon!

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  6. Wow, spectacular is am understatement! Happy to report that we're out of winter weather here in Taiwan too, which is always a good thing. Looking forward to more scenes of Spring from you, dear Polly!

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    1. Hurray for spring everywhere! I hope I will be able to share something green and springy here soon!

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  7. Goodness, I still cant get over these photos. I had to come back and have another look. So magical

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    1. Thank you, Samantha! You are more than welcome to come back here any time you want!

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  8. so much beauty! the second photo looks like a painting ♥♥

    hope you're enjoying spring, dear polly! :)

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    1. Dear Toi, thank you so much! ♥ The spring is still at the beginning here in Helsinki, but it will slowly get warmer and more beautiful!

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