Spring Time in Finland – as Told by Photos
It’s spring time in Finland
You can hear water everywhere in Finland right now, as it drops from roofs and hurries down little streams. The sun is finally starting to melt the snow, revealing things that had been long hidden under the white blanket; things that we thought were lost, things that we hoped were lost and things that we had already forgotten.
Life appearing through the snow that still covers the ground; when you already thought it couldn’t had survived the harsh cold winter; plants and trees appearing from their hiding places, ready for the summer.
It creates a pretty picture, but it’s more than that, people have to change with the season too. No more heavy winter clothes, no more ice-hockey or walks on the frozen lakes. No more snow ball fights and ice fortress. No more long ski trips, with a warm cup of hot chocolate waiting at the end. All that taken away by mother nature, and there isn’t anything anyone can do about it.
Even if you wanted to stop this, you couldn’t.
And it’s about time!
After the cold winter days that chilled your bones and made you suspect that the sun wouldn’t ever rise again, you need that warmth, you need the hope it brings; the end to the depressing tyranny of the winter you thought would last forever.
Alright, so I might have been traumatized by the winters of Finland, so how about I’ll let photos tell rest of the story.
The snow is starting to melt
Revealing rowing boats hidden under the snow
Just waiting for the summer
Although it will still be a while until these boats get to sail again
The lakes are still frozen, you’re better of walking on them
There is no more ice on the ice hockey rings thou
But there is still too much snow on the beach volley ball courts
But it’s melting, you can almost use the park benches
And the picnic tables
The cities are clearing up
As the water melts from the roofs
And the plants get ready for the summer
But for now, it’s best just to enjoy the sunny spring days, and the snow while it’s still there
Which place do you think has the prettiest spring?