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First Snowfall in Hämeenlinna, Finland


otos2188Finally a welcome change in depressing autumn weather was brought by first snowfall in my town this Sunday!



Views clicked from my window.

The snowstorm affected traffic.

Earlier, a snowstorm had disrupted traffic.

A tree fallen in snowstorm!

A tree fallen in snowstorm.


Town Center.




  1. premdev says:

    beautiful winter photos, it’s so great to see these as we don’t have snow in California except for the mountains… if we wanted to snow play, we have to drive up there. 🙂 thanks for the visit.

  2. avian101 says:

    Brrrr! 🙂

  3. Here I am, stuck in another Texas December where we’re lucky if it dips below 60F, so thanks for sharing these beautiful photos and reminding me that somebody’s enjoying the snow…

  4. Northern Narratives says:

    We love snow here in Minnesota. Lovely photos 🙂

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  6. Heather says:

    Beautiful shots…I’m not a fan of winter/snow, but I do like the look of fresh snow!

  7. babso2you says:

    What lovely photos! It looks like a quaint place where you live…Thank you for signing up to follow my blog! I hope that you find it fun and entertaining! – B

  8. Beautiful snow pictures! I do wish it snowed here in my area…thank you for liking my post and following. ~ Marsha

  9. Chin says:

    What an amazing place to live!

  10. dadirri7 says:

    i am in the southern hemisphere, so it is wonderful to see your fabulous snow pics!

  11. The snow makes everything look so pretty! Where I live it doesn’t snow very much, but it is nice seeing your snow pics.

  12. Gorgeous! I think there must be a touch of magic in the first snow falls of the season. Enjoy and thanks for the follow!

    Missy Jean

  13. TBM says:

    It looks beautiful. Be safe on the roads though.

  14. LK Hattinen says:

    Hienoja kuvia, onpas sulla upea piha!

  15. Nelandir says:

    Isn’t 3rd December relatively late for snow in Finland? 😮

  16. Congratulations on the first snow, Alvar! The snow-covered city gives a different look, doesn’t it? Thank you for sharing with us.

    Also, I appreciate you liking my recent post on an image that makes me feel of “African” although the subject in it is not. 🙂 And thank you for giving me the honor by following my photography blog.

    Take care and happy holidays, Alvar!


  17. restlessjo says:

    So pretty! Thank you so much for following. I’m very flattered.

  18. Ah, is there anything prettier than a snow-covered evergreen? We get a lot of snow (usually) here in New Hampshire, USA. It always looks so pretty from inside the house, especially when I’m standing next to a woodstove. When I have to go out and shovel it, well, it still looks pretty, but it loses some of its magic… : )

  19. weedimageoftheday says:

    Hello Septicalvar! I like your “About”, and these photos made me want to jump on a plane and head to Finland. Like a true Californian, I am enthralled with the idea and the beauty of snow. Of course living in it would be another matter, I am sure. But is always a precious thing to allow nature to lift us up. Thank you for the inspiration today.

    • septicalvar says:

      Wow! so many words of appreciation for my humble posts. Thank you for being so kind. my photography skills cant do justice to the beauty of nature i witness everyday. Do make your wish to jump on a plane to Finland come true and see it for yourself. Winter only lasts four months here. So summer can be a good time for an unforgettable vacation! 😀

  20. What georgeous winter shots! Winter is here for quite a while in Wisconsin.

  21. So beautiful! I am bit “spoiled” when it comes to the quality of snow lol – but yours is really awesome!

  22. pishnguyen says:

    Beautiful photos and snow! I love how you showed both the gorgeous side of a winter snowfall and the more dangerous reality of life with ice and snow on the ground.

    • septicalvar says:

      Thank you. Life on ice is not so dangerous. Usually those snowstorms stop in Norway or Sweden. Not more than once in a winter in Finland. Because of those mountains in Norway, the snowstorms become mild by the time they arrive in Finland.

  23. These photographs make snow as desirable as a summer beach.

  24. Stunning snow photos!!!!

  25. valzone says:

    Stunning images here, I love them. Thanks for stopping by my blog.

  26. Menaka says:

    Lucky you! We’re having such a mild winter in the UK so far…I hope we don’t end up paying for it in the summer like we did last year (we had a lousy, wet summer).

  27. Michael Ivy says:

    Such power and beauty! I have never experienced real snow myself and find it fascinating. Thank you.

  28. Alice says:

    Ahh, I’m jealous! I love snow, but we don’t have any. Nice pics. 🙂

  29. sunmallia says:

    A beautiful series of pictures, wish I was there!

  30. RDoug says:

    And I thought we had it bad last week with three inches (7.62 centimeters) of snow. The whole city was at a standstill.

    • septicalvar says:

      the recent snowfall here was 24 inches and life never stops here. even in last winter when most International airports including london had come to a stop because of heavy snowfall, traffic was diverted to helsinki cuz we have developed mechanisms to work despite heavy snow 🙂

      • Nelandir says:

        We have like half a metre and it’s totally chaotic.

        By the way, no need for you to switch to inches for an American. Metric is international and they’re the ones who should adapt. You don’t see an American speaking Finnish, do you 😀 Besides, you’re only confusing us mortals who use metric system in general (only to please someone who should understand metric measurements) 😀

  31. philandre says:

    Some lovely photos! This weekend, we expect our first snow, all the way, allegedly, from Siberia! I am glad you like “In search of unusual destinations”, by the way. Phil.

  32. Thanks for the like on my snow pics, you clearly had way more snow in these lovely pics though x 🙂 so fun!

  33. Debra Kolkka says:

    I have been to Hameenlinna, my grandfather was christened there many years ago. He was born in Saakijarvi.

  34. It was a strong snowfall, snowdrifts grew large at once.
    Brightly white snow and sunlight — a perfect winter.

  35. grantresults says:

    Looks a lot like life here in Maine, USA. Just snow, snow, and more snow for five months of every year! Thanks for sharing and thanks for visiting my blog.

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