Autumn melancholy

Aspen trees still with some colorful leaves on. Lappträsk, Finland. October 2017.

Aspen trees still with some colorful leaves on. Lappträsk, Finland. October 2017.

 

Autumn has left these aspens without leaves. Lappträsk, Finland. October 2017.Autumn has left these aspens without leaves. Lappträsk, Finland. October 2017.

 

Aspen leaves on the ground. Lappträsk, Finland. October 2017.

Aspen leaves on the ground. Lappträsk, Finland. October 2017.

 

Fallen aspen leaves. Lappträsk, Finland. October 2017.Fallen aspen leaves. Lappträsk, Finland. October 2017.

 

Red sun due to forest fires in Portugal and sand storms from Sahara - visible up here in the north as well. Lappträsk, Finland. October 2017.

Red sun due to forest fires in Portugal and sand storms from Sahara – visible up here in the north as well. Lappträsk, Finland. October 2017.

 

First ice cover on the lake. Lappträsk, Finland. November 2017.

First ice cover on the lake. Lappträsk, Finland. November 2017.

 

First ice cover setting on the lake. Lappträsk, Finland. November 2017.

First ice cover setting on the lake. Lappträsk, Finland. November 2017.

 

Morning at the boat harbour with colorful rowanberries. Lappträsk, Finland. November 2017.

Morning at the boat harbour with colorful rowanberries. Lappträsk, Finland. November 2017.

 

Canada geese resting on the first icecover before the final migration flight from our latitude stards southbound. Lappträsk, Finland. November 2017.

Canada geese resting on the first icecover before the final migration flight from our latitude stards southbound. Lappträsk, Finland. November 2017.

 

Barnacle geese in the misty autumn morning. Lappträsk, Finland. September 2017

Barnacle geese in the misty autumn morning. Lappträsk, Finland. September 2017

 

Some thousands of barnacle geese resting at the lake. Lappträsk, Finland. October 2017.

Some thousands of barnacle geese resting at the lake. Lappträsk, Finland. October 2017.

 

Whooper swans when the first ice cover is setting. Lappträsk, Finland. November 2017.

Whooper swans when the first ice cover is setting. Lappträsk, Finland. November 2017.

 

Tens of thousands of barnacle geese landing onto lake Lapinjärvi. Finland, October 2017.

Tens of thousands of barnacle geese landing onto lake Lapinjärvi. Finland, October 2017.

 

Colorful moss in the rainy autum. Falkberget, Norrby, Lappträsk, Finland. September 2017.

Colorful moss in the rainy autum. Falkberget, Norrby, Lappträsk, Finland. September 2017.

 

Water pearls after an autumn rain on a spiderweb. Norrby, Lappträsk, Finland. September 2017.

Water pearls after an autumn rain on a spiderweb. Norrby, Lappträsk, Finland. September 2017.

 

Remains from the ice age - carved into the mountain wall. Falkberget, Norrby, Lappträsk, Finland. September 2017.

Remains from the ice age – carved into the mountain wall. Falkberget, Norrby, Lappträsk, Finland. September 2017.

 

Waves behind reeds. Lappträsk, Finland. October 2017.

Waves behind reeds. Lappträsk, Finland. October 2017.

 

Thousands of barnacle geese landing for the night. Lappträsk, Finland. September 2017.

Thousands of barnacle geese landing for the night. Lappträsk, Finland. September 2017.

Thousands of migrating geese – tens to hundreds of thousands have visited our small lake this autumn. It has been a record year in this aspect. Fascinating in many ways to see the big flocks moving, but meanwhile also a bit frightening to see what this amount of birds can actually make to a small lake in some months. Imagine – the lake is only 2,5 meters deep in average, and some square kilometers areawide. Anyhow, nothing we can do about it, but worth a thought though.

The autumn has been spectacular – beautiful ruska (autumn colors) and a lot of mushrooms in the forest. Please enjoy!

— Posted on 08.11.2017 at 11:03

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