December 07, 2012

Arctic Winter

Greetings from Lapland!

I came back home for a short visit to attend my grandma's funeral. We are in the midst of winter here in Lapland and the temperature has been around -20C. The winter here is so serene and beautiful; the frozen rivers, snow capped trees and the 'blue haze' we get during the day when the sun barely rises above the horizon. I feel right at home here.

A frozen river
Rapids on the Swedish border

19 comments:

  1. I dream of visiting the region of the world! There is something so romantic about arctic winter.

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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  2. Sorry that you have had to go to a funeral to take photos like this. My thoughts are with you.

    Amazing pictures of what looks like a very beautiful place. Diane

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  3. So beautiful. I've only been to Finland once (and never Lapland), but these pictures make me want to go again.

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  4. Eipä olekauniimpia maisemia. Voimia nyt kun tunnelmat on varmasti murheelliset :(

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  5. Condolences on the loss of your grandma, it must be a bittersweet trip home. Your photos are lovely, so tranquil. Thanks for sharing.

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  6. So beautiful!

    http://suspironews.blogspot.com/

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  7. May your grandmother rest in peace. My condolences. Dana in Queensland.

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  8. Serenely beautiful

    Thank you

    Sonia

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  9. Charm, charm,charm..... I love your pictures- simple and great.Thanks!

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  10. Very sorry to hear about the passing of your grandmother.

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  11. I'm sorry to hear of the loss of your Grandma! You manage always, and in every circumstance, to capture the beauty around you. Maybe a bit of your Grandma is shimmering through these hauntingly beautiful images of yours. May she rest, and May there be peace on your heart!

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  12. I'm sorry to hear of the loss of your Grandma! You manage always, and in every circumstance, to capture the beauty around you. Maybe a bit of your Grandma is shimmering through these hauntingly beautiful images of yours. May she rest, and May there be peace on your heart!

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  13. Such a wonderful part of the world. You're grandmother must have loved it there.

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  14. Home sweet home...absolutely gorgeous! I'm only dreaming of White Christmas here and your photos make me homesick or maybe it's white Christmas-sick LoL It's been so hot in Brisbane. Hannele

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  15. Wonderful pics! I see beauty like this, completely unlike what we have here in Idaho and Utah, and it makes me wonder why my family would have ever left such a beautiful place!

    I am so sorry to have heard of your loss. Wishing you and your family the very best.

    Matthew of Mattology
    www.studyofmattology.blogspot.com

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  16. Todella kaunista! Nauti kotijuurilla olosta, vaikkakin murheellisissa olosuhteissa, viimeisiä jäähyväisiä jättäessä - lämpöisin ajatuksin Nina

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  17. My heart goes out to you , Maria , on the loss of your Grandma...may she rest in peace ,and may you find comfort in your memories of her and of times spent together.

    Your pics are just magnificent... so evocative ,so beautiful...thank you very much for sharing such a magical place.
    I have been to Finland only once and,of course, would love to return! My (Lotto!!) dream is to take my whole family to Lapland for a Lappi Christmas.I can't think of anything more special.

    My best wishes to you & your family at this sad time .

    Kathy :) (sweltering in HOT!! Perth ....I'm sure I was a polar bear in another life... which would explain why I love to travel in Northern winters!)

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  18. condolences on the loss of your grandmother.

    gorgeous photos, especially the first one

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