Today is the day of vernal equinox, the day is equally long as the night. After the long darkness it’s heavenly to see the sun early in the morning when the trees are glimmering in the morning frost. The sun rises around here at 6.20am and sets at 6.40pm at this time of the year, but most importantly after today each day will be longer until the end of June when the night is only five hours long.
It is still snowing almost every day, although most of it is sleet. There is an old saying in the Finnish language that the new snow will melt the old, but at this point it sounds a bit corny after being surrounded by huge piles of snow for almost five months. There must be some truth to it though since so far it has always melted by May although it still snows quite often in late April.
Today I’m hugely inspired by a poem called Invitation by Oriah. I first saw it in Annie’s Still Sundays and was instantly fascinated by it. Both of these women are amazingly talented writers and I often find myself in awe at their ability to describe so accurately the things I also feel and have thought of many times without knowing how to put them into words. In the wake of all that overwhelming creative energy I put up this set of photos that I shot about a month ago.