I was thinking today, what should I write, as my farewell blog. As a result of my contemplation I thought that maybe I haven´t emphasized enough, how much our climate influences our lives. During the winter we have to dress warmly, we go sleep a little bit earlier than in the summer time and our outdoor activities are totally different form other seasons; spring, summer and fall.
This coming weekend hubby and I are starting our down hill ski-season. If the weather permits we will be skiing until the end of March. The winter-spring time is an absolute heaven on the ski slopes; the weather is mild and spring-winter sun is shining. During the winter I also like to do a Nordic walk, which means that you walk with poles in your hands to increase your pace of walking. It is a very good exercise for your shoulders.
During the autumn Finnish people spend a lot of time in the forest collecting berries, mushrooms and as we discussed, hunting is done by a great number of people, mainly men.
We like to go for walks in the autumn forest. During the fall we also experience a rather spectacular bird migration event to Africa. It is a quite amazing how the birds that arrive here in the spring time fly back all the way to Africa. The flight formation is like a large plough, the leading bird in the front is changed from time to time (heaviest place) and the small birds are carried by large ones on their backs.
When the spring comes, most people are full a buzz. Suddenly also trees start to come alive, little leaf buds appear and if the weather is warm and there is a warm drop of rain, the buds almost seem to open before your eyes. And soon after that it is a summer.
Yesterday I forgot to answer to your enquiry about my husband´s work. He is a journalist. As he and I are leaving to spend our weekend at the ski resort and we are leaving straight after work, I am unable to write tomorrow, but I will be back to give my comments to the new student blogger next week.
Just in case you wonder why I haven´t replied to your comments from Wednesday, well for some reason they haven´t appeared yet when I am posting this blog on Thursday night. Anyhow we will be talking in December.
So Adios Amigos!
My farewell picture is of Katri, this photo is one of my favorite pictures of her... even Touho seem to have his main on plats. With this image, I want to wish all the best to your children. Let our mutual appeal be that the faith looks after our offsprings. And you kind people take care. BBC staff enormous thanks!
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