Monday, January 9, 2012

Winter has finally arrived!

I will keep this post short and sweet.  After several weeks of being teased with small flakes of snow and lots of rain, we finally received a decent amount of fresh, fluffy, white powder in Espoo, Finland.  It seems in the dark depths of Winter, nothing is better for a Finn's psyche than a beautiful covering of fresh snow to invigorate the soul and lighten up the day.  This past weekend we received about 2 to 3 inches of snow and it is continuing to fall to the ground.  The kids are very excited and have grabbed their sleds and headed to the hills, cross country skiers are out and about and the snowmen are being built.

Espoo, Finland

The tendinous part of the mind, so to speak, is more developed in winter; the fleshy, in summer.  I should say winter had given the bone and sinew to literature, summer the tissues and the blood.  ~John Burroughs

Winter came down to our home one night
Quietly pirouetting in on silvery-toed slippers of snow,
And we, we were children once again.
~Bill Morgan, Jr.

Espoo, Finland

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