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.