A very special playground

Our city, Jyväskylä, is called “valon kaupunki” which means “town of light”. Well, the city council want it to be called that way. This means, on the dark days of the year in winter, there are many places which are enlightened in different ways. I have been posting some pictures of our bridge already.

I do not always agree with that. I think if the city’s financial status is so bad, that people cannot get any appointment in public healthcare, if the matter is not urgent, then we should hire some doctors instead of spreading so lamps to places where nobody is walking.

But, on the other side, it is also gorgeous in some ways. These pictures are from a city playground where I used to play a lot when I was small. It had a very beautiful atmosphere…

The pictures are a bit old, I have to excuse my slow posting frequency. It was taken a month ago. It is now much brighter, alhamdulillah. I saw the sun again!

After so many weeks … the sun!

Oh what a beautiful sight this morning. I saw blue sky! What an amazing sight, which I haven’t seen for weeks. It was few grades below 0 Celsius, the ground was frozen and the clouds were missing.

Well, on a day like this, you have no other choice then to get out of the house, as fast as you can. Directly after duhr (midday-prayer) we got in the car and drove to a beautiful place called Riihivuori. Here a short collection of pictures on this great late november day in middle Finland.

The view from up there was just fantastic, and it was the only right thing to do. With the sunlight-cache now filled up, we are prepared for the next grey days. We even found a woodpecker in the forest, hacking a tree.

I love those moments in the nature…

The snowy weekend

November in Finland is really a strange month. Most of the time it will be wet, rainy and grey. But then, when a high pressure hits, it is fully possible that the sun shines from a blue heaven for the few hours of sunlight. The morning awakes treacherous with black ice. The streets are so slippery, that you cannot go up the hill.

Or then, you wake up one morning, and everything is covered in white. It has been snowing in the night, and a lot. The day before everything was so dark, that crossing streets without reflectors and in black clothing is dangerous for your health, since the people driving can’t see you, unless you walking under street light. But not this day, the amount of light makes even the night bright, as you can see here and here.

Went out and took a few shots, nothing special, but I have to admit, I have missed the sight of snow. As I am writing this, the snow is already gone totally, the whole day has been rainy, and the last bits are already melted.