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…

Free high res foliage texture pack

Free high resolution texture pack of foliage. The pictures show foliage of birch and maple trees. You can download this HD texture or background pack for free on this blog!

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The texturepack contains 7 images in 4000 * 3000 pixel resolution and shows different images of foliage.

The HD texture package is 52 MB big and can be downloaded from my page, it was just too big for the blog.

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Frozen rustle

One day it happens, you take the first step outside and you can smell that it was freezing in the night. For me its somehow always the beginning of the winter, no idea how meteorologists see this, but that really doesn’t matter.

I love sunrays on these frozen leaves. And the sound when you walk on it. Here it has been so rainy in the autumn that you couldn’t listen to the rustling.

And how many people pass them by, not paying any attention to this, chasing their lost time which they never catch up…

Thanks to God Who has given me this blessing to stop for a moment and listen to the sound of it…

Another sunset

This field is on the other side of the street at my fathers house. The sun sets right on the end of it, so I just had to went out when the weather was right for a beautiful sunset.

The only problem was the massive amount of blood sucking insects, I think in english they are called mosquito, although here in finland they are not so big as in the rain forests, but at least alike annoying, I think.

But, I survived, Alhamdulillah, and filled my memory card of the camera a lot! 😀 So I think a few more pictures of sunsets will follow, inshaAllah, so God wills.

Really winter here already?

I am not quite sure… But it seems that here it is. The cold, dark, depressing winter…

But not for me! Be optimistical, thats what my hubby taught me! I am happy that winter is here. Alhamdulillah, all praise to Allah, every season is just exactly as long as it should be. So when season changes, I am looking forward to the next one. You can feel it in the air, and I felt it today. Its winter-time!

The last weeks the sky was all grey, typical autumn weather here. But this morning the sky was blue and the sun rised! The ground was frozen everywhere, we had sub-zero temperatures overnight. You can smell it in the air, how cold it is outside, I cannot remember if I could do this when living in middle-europe.

So it was time to get outside and capture the little leaves and blades of grass when they are dressed in diamonds!

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Sorry the pictures were not so good, my cell phone camera feels like its really bad, since I could use the digicam a while…