20 Mar 2009

Kevätpäivän tasaus ... Spring equinox

Tänäänhän oli se tärkeä virstanpylväs. Vaikka aika lailla talvista vielä on. Silti näin tänään ihmeekseeni ensimmäiset pienet krookuksien lehtien vihreät päät mullan yllä paikassa, josta lumi oli jo sulannut pois. Kylläpä se piristi vaikka Porkkalan niemen meri on edelleen jään peitossa niin kauas kuin silmä siintää.

It was today that important milestone. Quite wintery it still is though. However today I saw the first green tips of crocus leaves sticking out of the ground in a place were the snow had melted away. That really cheered me up even if the sea ice still lies on the water at the Porkkala peninsula as far as the eye can see.


Jäätä, jäätä silmänkantamattomiin ... Ice, ice as far as the vision reaches


Niin myös lähempänä rantoja ... So also closer to the shore


Vaan eipä se ole ihan niin synkkää sentään. Tässä on jo pientä edistystä ... It's not quite that drull though. Here we have some progress.


Kun lokit alkavat lennellä mantereelle ja jopa alemmissa ilmakerroksissa se tietää hyvää ... When the seagulls return to the mainland and start to fly in the lower airspaces it is a good sign.


Niinhän se lumi hiljalleen sulaa pois ja paljastaa enemmän maata pikkulintujen tonkia ... So the snow slowly melts away revealing more earth for the little birds to rummage in.


Virtaavaa vettä voi ihastella koskella ja samalla pikku ystäväänikin ... Flowing water can be admired at the rapids and at the same time my little friend too.


Näinhän se virtaa ... And this way it flows


Toisaalta vielä voi myös nautiskella makromaailmasta ... On the other hand one can still enjoy the macro world.


Tai miksei ihmisen tekeleistä kuten tästä koristeellisesta lintujen ruokintapöydästä ... Or why not man made things like this decorative bird feeding table


Tai vaikka tällaisesta söpöstä traktorista ... Or this cute little tractor

12 comments:

PJ said...

Thank you for coming by my blog. I love this series of photographs, you live in a beautiful place. It looks like spring might be nearing.

B Squared said...

Such beautiful photos. Looks like Spring is very close. I love the tractor with the "cow print." The bird feeder is most unique.

George said...

How wonderful to see signs of spring. Tanks for sharing your beautiful pictures. That bird feeder is very elaborate and beautiful. The tractor is the most beautiful I've ever seen.

Pagan Sphinx said...

Your photographs are always incredible. Thank you for sharing them.

Guy D said...

All are fantastic shots, well done.

Cheers!
Guy
Regina In Pictures

Etje said...

Great shots.
Thanks fot visiting my blog.

Reader Wil said...

Thank you for showing all those wonderful photos! They are so beautiful! Have a great spring weekend!

Baruch said...

Great photos - it's an amazing part of the world you live in. Thanks for sharing :)

Lindab said...

Now THAT is a fun tractor! I don't think a Scottish farmer would do something like that.

Your progression from ice as far as the eye can see to little signs of spring is beautifully done. I'll enjoy seeing more signs of spring on your blog as the weeks go by.

Pietro said...

Wonderful sequence of pictures!
Spring is always welcome!
Have a good weekend!

Pietro said...

Thanks for your kind words on my blog. Your site is very nice too, with really great photographs.

Inkivääri said...

Aivan ihania kuvia ihnanista paikoista ja tuo lintulauta on ihan must!