This is timely here on our farm in Georgia USA, because this morning we’re starting out at about the same temperature (-16C/3F) it was when I took this photo around midnight one night in December 2011, inside the Arctic Circle in Saariselkä, Finnish Lapland.
Click the photo to enlarge. See 237 more photos from all over Finland in the Finland Gallery at EarthPhotos.com. And here are all the Friday Photos.
We’re deep into preparation for another trip into the Arctic next month. We’ll be in Svalbard hoping to see the 20 March total solar eclipse. Weather permitting, I’ll have eclipse photos and many more aurora photos here on CS&W then.
About this time most years, we’re busy at the lake with a rowboat and a sauna at our cabin in Finland. We’re not there this summer and I miss it! So let’s take a photo tour. Click ’em to make ’em bigger:
Here’s our little cabin.
Just down the path, the sauna and rowboat.
The sauna from the lake. It’s kind of hidden.
Our duck family changes every year.
And in the summer, after a rain when the light’s just right, rainbows!
The winter puts on its own show. Here, way up north in Saariselkä, in Lapland, is the revoltulet (literally, “fox fire”), the northern lights.
Read on for more photos from Finland, and there are over 200 more in the Finland Gallery at EarthPhotos.com.
HDR from six combined exposures shot last week with a Nikon D700. It's an old building atop the Kaunispää Fell, between Ivalo and Saariselkä, Finland. We'll have a few dozen shots up in the Finland Gallery at EarthPhotos.com shortly.
We're starting the long trip north this afternoon with a drive south to Hartsfield Jackson Airport. We'll be at our little cabin in Finland for a few days before heading further north. Photos and reports to come. Happy Holidays to all.