Friday, 12 January 2018

Snowy View

Long shadows and a low sun glistening on the icy sheen of snow in Lapland.  Eeva tells me that this is how Lapland looks late winter/early spring when the sun is shining and starts to melt the snow in daytime.   What a wonderful view of the snaking river in the valley below or perhaps it is the melting ice patterns of a lake. With their narrow skis I wonder if the couple taking in the scenery are cross-country skiers?  I've always rather fancied trying this and imagine the beautiful snowy stillness with just the swoosh and crunch of skies as one moves through the landscape although I think  I would have to go into a whole lot of fitness training before attempting it.


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4 comments:

Maria said...

Hello Joy, thank you for sharing this tranquil snowy view. My boyfriend's family has a mountain chalet and he's been sending me photos from there with deep snow. He is inviting me to come for next winter. I'm with you, I would need a lot of fitness training before attempting to ski. I've started with the training today and I'm just out from 2 fitness classes from this morning. I hope the temp would rise for you soon and it would move from cold to cool for you. Happy weekend!

Eva A. said...

This is a wonderful picture that makes me dream, too.

violet s said...

I have tried cross country skiing and was disappointed to find that it really does take a lot of hard work!

Heleen said...

I shiver from cold when seeing this scene (and am happy to be inside a house with central heating), but on the other hand it is such a wonderful and peaceful scenery, which makes us realize how much bigger nature is than we are. Thank you for sharing!