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The lake

It's time to start feeding birds. I took some grease bars and rowed to the island. The weather was quite chilly, -5 degrees and windy. The lake is already half frozen. Straits, bays and shores are covered with ice. This autumn has been colder than last year. I was still rowing here on Christmas Eve 2008. Now it looks like the lake will be fully frozen much earlier.

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The frozen shore.

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The path of an icebreaker.

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1.00 am. The landscape is grey and hazy.

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Autumn colours have disappeared. The frozen strait didn't let me use the short cut.

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There is the cottage. In the summer time only the red sauna building can be seen from the lake. Leaves have fallen which makes the landscape more open.

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The rowboat.

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Some snow on the ground, not much but anyway. I fed the birds, checked that everything was okay and rowed back to the mainland. I'm thinking about trying to spend the Christmas over there...

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Comments

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smarfieta
Nov. 15th, 2009 11:33 am (UTC)
Ah, you already have snow and I envy you. It's still too warm here for snow.

I hope you can spend the Christmas on the island.
korpun
Nov. 15th, 2009 05:38 pm (UTC)
It looks like we don't have snow that long, the weather is becoming warmer.
laviergedeneige
Nov. 15th, 2009 04:58 pm (UTC)
It must be really cozy to celebrate Christmas in such a place, by the fireplace and with real snow behind the window...
I hope there is a fireplace in that house? ;)
korpun
Nov. 15th, 2009 05:36 pm (UTC)
Fireplace, candles and oil lamps yes - no electricity.
bigunen
Nov. 18th, 2009 12:04 am (UTC)
Wow! Nice!
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