It is now 5 months since last the skiing season ended. About time there is again enough snow to start the new skiing season.
After weeks of polar night and clouds the sky has finally cleared up again. This brings back proper winter temperatures, which forms beautiful snow crystals; And the clear sky brings back sunlight. In combination with the low standing sun, this brings great colours during sunset. Attached a few images from the sunset on Jyppyränselkä, in Hetta.Continue reading “The Magic Lights of a January Sunset”
This year the winter arrived earlier than in previous years, with several nights around -25°C to -30°C from end of October till today. Accordingly, it already looks quite winterly. Glad that the skiing tracks are already maintained since about a week …
Toward the end of the polar night, lasting cold temperatures (below -20°C) made the snow crystals covering the trees even more beautiful. Appreciating the wonderful weather and the almost clear sky I decided to ski up a small hill nearby. To my surprise, the top of the hill was already rached by the sun again: The first sunbeams hitting the area after the polar night. A pleasant surprise that lighted up the landscape and – after its short appearence – painting the snowy landscape in pink.