The prodigal son returns

Posted: December 22, 2015 in Doggies, General, Photography
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Hello, it is I, Sari! I used to blog here. It’s been almost a year since my last post. There is no drama as such in my disappearance. To say that I’ve been busy would be an understatement. To say that I’ve been lazy would be the understatement of a century. The longer I left it, that more difficult it became to write a post, and eventually not posting became a habit. That’s all there is to it.

I’m still crafting (obviously) and I’ll try and post pictures of my creations as and when I get my blogging head properly screwed on. I still live up on the Arctic with two mad dogs and an Englishman. I still love the seasons (all 8 of them!) and the landscape up here, and although I’ve been taking a lot less pictures than I used to, I’m sure I can find some for you to see. The whole year since I last posted has been bobbins, weatherwise. Last winter it would not stop snowing and summer was like winter, only with less snow, and this winter had a very sluggish start. Up here we like the winter to be winter-like, you know, cold and snowy, and usually it is. This winter, however, the temperature has been up and down and the winter doesn’t really seem to know whether it’s coming or going.

The river below has frozen over and melted again many times over the past couple of months. This pictures was taken sometime towards the end of October.

River Kitinen freezing over

This is practically my back yard! The picture was taken in November after it finally snowed. We have over half a meter of the stuff now! I’m a sucker for useless information and here’s something that happened just about a week ago: A tiny spot just where we are was the coldest tiny spot in the country (-30,2C) and at the same time the temperature in the south coast of Finland, about 1000 km southward from here, was +6C. That’s a difference of over 36 degrees, people. Isn’t that fascinating?!

Early winter morning

And lastly the compulsory picture of the mad dogs! Do I need to say that they are as mad as ever? Well, they are. Here they are enjoying the swamp (the same place as the previous picture) after it just froze over in October.

Dogs on the frozen swamp

So, there you go. I’m still live and kicking and will be back shortly with more stuff. Happy solstice! The day is going to get longer now and in two days time the sun will rise again here – if only for a few minutes, but still. It will rise. See you soon.

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Comments
  1. Julie says:

    I’m so happy you have returned, I have missed your posts, Sari! Glad that you are well, as I was wondering…

    • Sari says:

      Aaaw, thanks so much Julie. You know, it’s good to be back. I thought that I would feel a bit uncomfortable but I think it should be ok. Things should get back to normal here very soon đŸ™‚

  2. Lynn says:

    Hello madam. Missed you xx

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