Olhava, Repovesi National Park

I have now hiked in Repovesi National Park in autumn and winter with both trips being equally interesting in their different ways. One of the places I visited during both trips was Olhava, a huge rock cliff that is a popular spot for climbing, but also a great place for photographs. During the autumn IContinue reading “Olhava, Repovesi National Park”

Two Views – Autumn VS Winter

Last week this view in Helsinki was full of colour, ruska was here and the city looked beautiful. Yesterday saw the first snow and that means only one thing, winter is on the way. ¬†We don’t know for how long it will last but there is one certainty, more snow will come and the lakeContinue reading “Two Views – Autumn VS Winter”

Autumn in Helsinki

The last few weeks in Helsinki has seen the city change, the weather is cooler and the leaves have begun their autumn journey. In Finnish there is even a name for this short period of time during the autumn season, ruska. Ruska applies to the time when the leaves are at their most colourful andContinue reading “Autumn in Helsinki”

Sibelius Monument

Jean Sibelius was born in 1865 and was a composer of classical music, his music is often credited with giving Finland a national identity as they struggled for independence from Russia. Sibelius’s image was on the 100 mark note before Finland adopted the euro and his national day is celebrated on his birthday, December 8th.Continue reading “Sibelius Monument”

A Year in Lapland

After a year it is time to leave the Arctic Circle and head south for the winter. It has been an excellent experience to see Lapland change throughout the year with its dramatic seasonal extremes. As well as the difference in climate there is also a difference in lifestyle, a more back to basics living.Continue reading “A Year in Lapland”

Winter is Coming

In Lapland winter is always coming. For a majority of the year the landscape is covered in snow and the temperatures often drop well below zero. After the Ruska period the leaves fall from the trees and the first frost isn’t far behind. The collection of photographs below are an account of the Transition¬†between autumnContinue reading “Winter is Coming”