The walk we took last week (the one that has provided all the recent pictures for this series!) was right by the island that the zoo is on. This picture shows that island. And you can see one of the giant bears that live there!
During the winter here in Finland the ice often gets thick enough that people walk across it. In seven years of living here I’ve still not done it myself. Perhaps it’s because, growing up in England, it was very rare for icy lakes or rivers to be safe to walk on, and the idea of…
It takes a special skill to get covered in so much sand when most of the ground is covered in ice…
This picture doesn’t quite look how I’d hoped it would… I think it is a bit difficult to make out what you’re seeing. That big chunk of ice in the foreground was previously attached to the cliff-face, underneath the higher up chunk of ice.
This wouldn’t have happened if you’d just listened to me.
I don’t say “be careful” just to hear the sound of my own voice!
I enjoy taking macro photos. I like to zoom right in on the fine details, the things that many people would overlook. Like the texture of these little icy flakes on this roundabout seat at the park.
I’ve taken a picture of this view before. This version has a bit more colour to it. Less mist. Less snow, but more ice – in this picture the water either side of the rock wall is frozen, whereas it was still liquid in the earlier version.
Ice can be very pretty. It has such an interesting structure. This particular picture is actually of the gaps in an almost completely snow-covered drain cover. I took a picture when I noticed how clearly the crystalline structure of the snow can be seen as it tries to stretch across and breach the gap.
I spotted this little bird when we were walking back from the park recently. That little white patch above his beak is really cute, isn’t it? He was splashing around in the puddle taking a bath. Presumably a very cold bath, given the icy slush on the surface of the water!