Yesterday the Finnish Meteorological Institute warned about severe thunderstorms for the evening. I and Canelo returned from our regular evening walk at about 7 pm. I said to my husband, my goodness you should see the clouds coming in over the lake. It’s gonna be a terrible thunderstorm. We decided to go down there in the car. Five or six other cars were there as well. We needed not wait more than minutes. Everything happened with such speed that my first clip was a mess. I had to run the few meters to get into the car seconds before it broke loose. I immediately regretted, it was foolish to go there. I shot a new clip from inside the car but as I was only concentrating on the storm and not on my camera also this clip is no good at all. Despite the quality I think you can get the picture of how it was.You can hear us talking to each other in disbelief. Then my husband says we have to go home before any of the trees fall down. We turned the car to take the fastest way home. Hold and below ! There was a fallen tree cross the road. We had to take the other way where were many big branches on the road. This strong weather is unusual here. Good thing is it didn’t last for a long time.
A photo from last week. Isn’t this really a cool, beautiful tool made by the nature in ice ? I think it looks like a spade blade or why not the tip of a spear.
Yesterday, at about noon, when we walked down by the lake there still was a thin layer of ice on the lake. In the evening the wind was strong and made ice crush of what was left of it.
As predicted the snow from Friday is gone. It was raining yesterday more or less all day. At about 6 pm when Canelo and I went for a walk the entire world seemed to have disappeared. Weather forecast for today is cloudy but warm. About +10 to 12 degrees Celsius (50-53 F) I like it. It means there soon will be a lot of spring flowers. I have, by the way, spotted snow drops in a garden. Ufff, I so much wanted to shoot some photos but had to give up the thought of entering somebody’s property.
After many cloudy days with snow, sleet and rain it yesterday was a wonderful sunny day. And, finally daylight at about 6 pm when Canelo and I take our evening walk. We stopped down by the lake to enjoy the scenery at sunset. It was so nice. No wind, no planes, no sounds of traffic. A surprisingly quiet moment. Then, in the distance, I thought I saw a kite skier. Yes, it really, truly was one. How was it possible without any wind. I don’t know but he was going pretty fast back and forth many times. Either he was huffing and puffing a lot or there was just enough of a wind at where he was. I know, It’s hard to see him in my picture. But’ he is there 🙂
Yay ! Sunny, warm winter day. Only minus one Celsius 🙂 Perfect for outdoor activities. I saw a guy kite skiing on the lake. He soon made good speed and disappeared in the distance. Weekends, if nice weather, there often are several skiers. Looks so nice nice with all the colorful kites.
Usually the first snow doesn’t last but you never know 🙂 A few snapshot from the morning walk.