An incredibly beautiful first of January here in Finland. Temperature around minus 12 Celsius, loads of crisp, pure snow and even the sun came out for a while after days and days of grey skies. Mother nature really helped to create a positive and upbeat feeling for a great, new beginning.

As I wrote before, for me, the beginning of the year means stepping on a new, unfamiliar road. I don’t know what’s round the bend, but I have set my foot firmly on this road, and look forward to following it wherever it will lead me.

To get my first 365-challenge photo I went for a stroll around our house to get some winter shots. In the end, I found it very difficult to choose the first picture for this challenge. I really wanted to depict the new road idea, so here we are. If the weather continues like this, I think I need to invent some clever photography gloves to stop my fingers from freezing in the cold.

You can see the rest of today’s Winter wonderland photos in this Flickr set.

2 Responses to “#1 HAPPY NEW YEAR!”

  1. January 3, 2010 at 05:09

    Such a gorgeous scene! We don’t have a white Christmas here in Melbourne, Australia, in fact, we don’t have a white anything. Thanks for the mention, and I’m looking forward to following your photo blog especially since we are experiencing opposite seasons. Good luck!

    • 2 sinikka
      January 3, 2010 at 12:15

      Hi Tania
      Thank you for your comment. You’re right about our opposite seasons. It is really strange to think that you are in the middle of summer in your end of the world. Beautiful as our white scenes are, 4-5 months of cold winter is not my cup of tea. Sometimes I think I live in the wrong place!
      I also look forward to sharing photos with you through the year. All the best for 2010!

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