Magic of snow

Every season here has it’s own unique appeal and activities to enjoy. Starting with spring, a season where all living creatures wake up. A time which seems dedicated to multiplying for most species. Highlight, black grouse mating dance.

Summer is splendid, that is, bright, fun with all kinds of stuff to do but it’s short-lived. We literally don’t sleep with the sun up all the time and almost the whole country is on holiday. It’s like there is an urgent need to catch up and do everything before nature forces us to slow down again.

Autumn comes in with it’s beautiful display of colours. Something to marvel at, whilst picking berries from the forest or canoeing down the river, amongst other things. It’s always a nice welcome with it’s slow pace after summer, until the days start getting dark and gloomy with no sun in sight.

Voilà! winter, my absolute best and favourite season. When the snow announces it’s presence, covering and turning everything white, bright and crisp. The variety of winter sports, e.g. skiing, snowshoeing, snowmobiling, etc., makes spending time outdoors a real adventure. It’s feels like snow is whispering, “come out and play”

“With every falling flake, a unique spark of interest falls from heaven.”

Then there is that magical feel the snow brings, which creates a mood for winter romance. Looking through the window at the snowflakes falling outside, cozying inside next to the fire, cuddling up with my DDH, sipping a glass of warm glöggi, listening to Chris Botti featuring Rene Olstead’s Pennies from heaven (those pennies being snowflakes instead of rain at the moment) and just enjoying the moment, are some of the things I love about winter.

Once in a while, right in the middle of an ordinary life, love gives us a fairy tale — Author Unknown

I had to quickly sneak in this post:-)



17 Comments Add yours

  1. ledrakenoir says:

    “Every season here has it’s own unique beauty and activities to enjoy”

    – just say “Toally agree”… ‘smile’

  2. adinparadise says:

    Such a lovely post, cocoa. You sound as though you and your DDH really make the most of every season as it comes around. 🙂

    1. cocoaupnorth says:

      Thanks AD. We really do make the best of every season, even in the midst of busyness we do make time to play:-)

  3. 68ghia says:

    I can see how winter can be a magical season K 😉

    1. cocoaupnorth says:

      :-). Hope your weather down south is warming up nicely. Take care, Chicka.

  4. diannegray says:

    What a lovely picture – I love the snow, but it only snows where I am about once every ten years 😦

    1. cocoaupnorth says:

      It’s a perfect reason to travel up north – to see and enjoy the snow:-)

  5. Madoqua says:

    I think snow is just beautiful. A bit like the sea which washes the beach clean with each tide, a new fall of snow leaves everything clean and sparkly. But I hate the cold. You don’t mention the cold so maybe your buildings are designed for it.

    1. cocoaupnorth says:

      You said it so beautifully Madoqua, it makes everything clean and sparkly indeed. Well as for the cold, we don’t talk about cold until it’s about
      -15C degrees downwards:-) It’s still autumn really, we have plus temperatures at the moment. I think I will post just for you some joke that explains Finnish temperatures:-)

  6. Lisaman says:

    And that reflection of light between the snow and the clouds in Finland is absolutely magical…Definitely a must see bucket list I think!! xx

    1. cocoaupnorth says:

      Thanks Lis. I would recommend it as well, as a must-see:-)

  7. The one thing we miss, here in SA, those incredible changes in season.

    1. cocoaupnorth says:

      Yep! I know, seasons overlap there. But I would say, having good weather and sunshine all-year-round is one of the things I miss. Enjoy:-)

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