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Saukkovaara in Kainuu – the deepest snow in Finland

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Kainuu in Central Eastern part of Finland has usually the deepest snow, and Saukkovaara where our family cottage is located has the deepest snow in Kainuu.  For now there is more than one meter deep snow layer.  I enjoyed skiing holiday with my family including granddaughters  Venla, Sanni and Hertta.

The spruces look like candles, tall and thin.  The branches do not hold much of snow, so  they do not break easily.

14 responses

  1. Beautiful picture!

    February 23, 2012 at 10:50 pm

  2. Beautiful shot.

    February 23, 2012 at 10:50 pm

  3. Quite lovely and well composed. Kudos.

    February 24, 2012 at 4:04 am

  4. Yep…I like this image. Composition great and balance of light just right….it gets the ‘cold and deep’ message across well.

    February 24, 2012 at 10:41 am

  5. Although I’m not a fan of the snow and cold, I do like the way winter looks. Great shot.


    February 25, 2012 at 7:05 pm

  6. Idyllic shot! Blog followed!

    February 25, 2012 at 9:28 pm

  7. Love the snow shots. Our winter was practically snowless, which i have never seen before. I am so jealous of the conditions there.

    March 5, 2012 at 8:43 pm

  8. Risto

    Thanks for supporting comments. I’ll be heading this week to Finnish Lapland and hope to get some nice shots of the wonderful islands at lake Inari.

    March 5, 2012 at 8:51 pm

  9. Risto
    Thanks for visiting my blog. We have had an unusually mild winter in New York. There was no major snow. No skiing. I am enjoying your snow shot. All the best. It will be fun to follow your posts in Finland.

    March 6, 2012 at 4:35 pm

    • Risto

      Thanks Victor, will be interesting to se your new posts.

      March 6, 2012 at 5:45 pm

  10. Stunning! What a moment in time.

    March 20, 2012 at 5:38 pm

    • Risto

      Thanks Anna. Time is here really important because the barns are not any more maintained and they will disappear over time.

      March 20, 2012 at 5:46 pm

      • That seems to be universal. We have the same happening in Canada. I have often thought about recording the prairie barns in imagery – but it has been done and published in books many times over. I do shoot barns whenever I come across an interesting structure weathering in the harsh climate. Can’t wait to see more of your work!

        March 20, 2012 at 6:41 pm

  11. Fantastic image! Very beautiful.

    March 23, 2012 at 2:26 am

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