Black Christmas – musta joulu. – No snow here in the southernmost part of Finland. Until yesterday – a tiny amount of snow here where I´m living. Very tiny. So it has been this “it´s what´s inside that counts” thing at Christmas this year. Yeah, well, we already did have our ´fourth snow´, too, for this season, here where I´m living, after the third one melted, a bit more snow for some days there was again, but it all melted just before Christmas…
Now some pictures:
These first two pictures I took on Monday. We have our first ever Christmas tree in this house. Love the atmosphere and the scent!
~Christmas tree and Christmas food, chocolate, coffee, glögi and watching television, Netflix, Finnish Yle Areena, etc. and enjoying the outdoors a bit and reading, thinking… Mostly. Between Christmas and New Year as well.
And the tree even has cones! It´s black spruce.
I´m not usually on the track, but when it´s Christmas Day, I am. There is a bit longer uphill part there on the track, not a steep one, but you can really feel that you go uphill, and I was just thinking “What the hell am I doing here Now?” But at the end of the track, it all started to feel just nice. 🙂
Two more on Christmas Day,, at night:
White Christmas… lights, on the lilac bush in our front yard.
Outside our living room.
And the snow then finally:
Yesterday morning. A pleasant surprise and this really makes a big difference! Our ´fifth snow´ for this season is this…
In the daytime, still no natural light yesterday.
Coffee pic yesterday.
Hyacinth, the scent…
Yesterday evening, here in our home village.
Coffee pic by the rose bush Rosa Splendens, Valamonruusu.
It´s a colder day today, it´s -5 degrees Celsius, but they say that it feels like -11 degrees Celsius, now, around 11 am.
There was some natural light coming my way! 😀
The days are already getting longer. The length of the day today, here where I´m living, is 5 h 32 min.