An Estonian girl who has found a home in Sweden.

Monday, November 21

November 21, 2005 Posted by Vaire

Finland in October is supposed to be rainy, muddy and generally not cheerful. This year was different. This autumn was exceptionally warm, when we got there they had temperatures as high as 19° Celcius during daytime. That's hot for September, very hot. The teperature went down gradually, but stayed warmer than usual. Roses in October? Insane! Here's the proof:

Roses in October 2005 in Helsinki.

The poto above was taken two weeks later than this one of a maple tree in full autumn glory.

A tree in October 2005 in Helsinki.

I walked past that sight every day coming from work. I thought it was beautiful how the birches in the foreground framed the maple.

Thich fog in October 2005 in Helsinki.

One morning in our last week Mother Nature showed us another spectacular sight. A thick fog which covered up much of the modern industrial uglyness. It was breathtaking in nature, I hope this pic conveys at least a fraction of that feeling to you.