I’m curious as to when this photo was taken. There has been fog in Helsinki lately, and I can’t help but notice that the trees in the background are well frosted,and I wonder if that is the quick frozen aftermath of the fog.
Someone has a lot of digging to do. It’s hard to tell where the van ends and the snow drift begins.
I took this photo this afternoon around 15:30. Today was a throwback to bleaker times in December–completely overcast, more snow and consistent frosting on all the trees. Yuck!
And, that moat of snow can’t be good for the van!
Sounds as if the novelty of snow, cold, dark days and long nights has worn off. It has here in Michigan, as well. Thinking spring, but feeling spring not so much. I try to remember that winter has promises to keep, one of which is to end. But, this is only January still, and in further allusion to Frost, winter has miles to go before it sleeps.
The Snow Man
by Wallace Stevens
One must have a mind of winter
To regard the frost and the boughs
Of the pine-trees crusted with snow;
And have been cold a long time
To behold the junipers shagged with ice,
The spruces rough in the distant glitter
Of the January sun; and not to think
Of any misery in the sound of the wind,
In the sound of a few leaves,
Which is the sound of the land
Full of the same wind
That is blowing in the same bare place
For the listener, who listens in the snow,
And, nothing himself, beholds
Nothing that is not there and the nothing that is.
— from Harmonium , 1923
There’s nothing wrong with the weather if you compare it to the snowless winters we had only a few years ago.
Overcast snowless winter days are depressing. Snow makes things a lot brighter.
This is true–I’ll take snowy and bright over dark and dreary any day!
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