Preparation for hibernation
I have said it before and will probably say it many times in the future: the first light snow cover and the first thin sheet of ice on the lake is always magical. It is pure, fresh – virginlike and gives you the feeling of nature being reborn. Placing your feet on the thin ice cover – listening to the sound under your feet is a powerful moment. It will not yet carry you, so you have great respect towards nature – the metamorphosis from liquid to solid state changes the whole thing. A cold winter enables many things that are not possible otherwise.
Somehow I can already quite clearly feel the influence of the climate change – and the most scaring thing is that I start to think it is normal – I do not expect winter to arrive before january in southern Finland, if even then. This makes me very sad. Winter, when it is a real winter, is a beautiful time of the year. I think that we all need it to keep in balance – people, animals, plants – the whole ecosystem. This is where I see my role in the big game – as a wildlife and nature photographer I can at least try to show you the many faces of the seasons and the influences they have on everything around is in every day life.
I hope you all have a pleasant time before the holiday season – it is the time to enjoy the silence of nature – feel the preparation to hibernation.
— Posted on 06.12.2014 at 23:21