Southern Finland has about 50-75 cm of snow now. There is a crust half way down, from the warmer period this week, and then some fresh feather-like fluff on top. Quite nice for snow shoeing. It is amazing how bright it is now all of a sudden. Taking photos on spring snow is a challenge. Sometimes it’s hard to tell if the photo is a color photo or a monochrome one, there is so little color out there during the day. Just white and black. And a dash of blue where there is a shadow on the snow. Even the sky is white most days.
There was a blizzard last night and there were absolutely no tracks or prints anywhere in the forest today. Untouched snow is almost like the sea. Glimmering in the sun. Carrying shadows on its surf.
This is the time that most Finns love. Time to enjoy both sun and the snow. The time that comes after the long darkness. The reward for waiting so patiently.