Sartenada's photo blog / Blog de foto de Sartenada

December 22, 2015

Snow and Christmas wreath / Nieve y guirnalda de Navidad / Neige et guirlande de Noël / Neve e grinalda do Natal

In English:

Snow.

Our previous home, in which we lived nearly 20 years, was situated 45 kilometers / 28 miles to the North of Helsinki. My photos show that even in the south, there was snow. The photo 15 shows, if You wonder for what purpose there is the stand; it is the stand, which I used to beat carpets. In Finland we have habit on countryside to beat our carpets few times during the year and if possible once a year to wash them on carpet jetties. In principle, our carpets were quite clean, because we were barefoot in our home. In Finland, we are barefooted inside, if not all, we are.

My photos also reveal, that to shovel snow, I used snow shovel only, no machine.

To shovel all paths to (woodshed, storeroom, garage and carport) and area which we needed in winter, it took generally about one and half an hour. The max time was three hours. This meant that I had no need to visit gyms! Shoveling snow, needs planning, because during five winter months, the amount of snow can be big. At the beginning of winter, it must be “transported” further from walking paths. Later all free zones has been used and there is snow everywhere except small footpaths.

Christmas wreath.

Last 16 photos from 2005 show how to make a Christmas wreath. It is very simple and basic. To make it, You need only secateurs for cutting small branches of spruce or juniper; wire, willow branches, Christmas ribbon and jungle bells. Willow branches we collected already in the autumn, so we had to soak them in the water that are flexible again. Their treatment is a “dirty chore” to do.

En español:

Nuestra viejo hogar ha situado a 45 kilómetros / 28 millas al norte de Helsinki. Mis fotos muestran que incluso en la sur, allí había nieve. La foto 15 Vos muestra, si usted se pregunta para qué propósito existe el tendedero, que es el puesto para golpear las alfombras. En Finlandia tenemos la costumbre de batear nuestros alfombras durante invierno varias veces y durante un año y si es posible, una vez el año para lavarlos en embarcaderos de alfombra. En principio nuestras alfombras eran bastante limpios, porque estábamos descalzos en nuestra casa.

Mis fotos también revelan que para quitar nieve usé pala de nieve solamente, ninguna máquina.

Para palear todos los caminos y la zona que necesitábamos en invierno, se tomó generalmente cerca de una y media hora. El tiempo máximo fue de tres horas. Esto significaba que no tenía ninguna necesidad de visitar al gimnasio! Últimos 16 fotos muestran cómo hacer una guirnalda del navidad.

En francais:

Notre vieille maison était située 45 km / 28 milles au nord d’Helsinki. Mes photos montrent que, même dans la sud, il y avait de la neige. Les photos de 15 montre, si vous vous demandez dans quel but il est le ratelier, c’est le ratelier où j’avais l’habitude de battre les tapis. En Finlande, nous avons l’habitude de battre nos tapis plusieurs fois par an et si posible, une fois par an pour les laver sur les jetées de tapis. En principe nos tapis étaient assez propres, parce que nous étions pieds nus dans notre maison. En Finlande, En Finlande, on ne porte pas de chaussures à l’intérieur.

Mes photos révèlent également que de pelleter la neige, j’ai utilisé une pelle à neige, pas de machine.

Pour pelleter tous les chemins et zone dont nous avions besoin en hiver, il a généralement pris environ une heure et une demi-heure. Le temps maximum était environs trois heures. Cela signifiait que je n’avais pas besoin de visiter les gymnases! Les 16 dernières photos montrent comment faire une guirlande de Noël.

Em Português:

A nossa antiga casa estava situada 45 km / 28 milhas ao norte de Helsinque. Minhas fotos mostram que, mesmo em tão ao sul, havia neve. A foto 15 mostra, se você quer saber o que é o propósito rack, é o rack onde eu costumava bater o tapete. Na Finlândia temos hábito de bater os nossos tapetes algumas vezes durante um ano e, se possível, uma vez por ano para lavá-los no cais do tapete. Em princípio, nossos tapetes foram bastante limpo, porque estávamos descalço em nossa casa. Na Finlândia, não usamos sapatos no interior de casa, nós somos com os pés descalços, sem meias.

Minhas fotos também revelam que a pá de neve que eu usei o pá de neve só, nenhuma máquina.

Para pá todos os caminhos e área que precisávamos no inverno, levou geralmente cerca de uma e meia hora. O tempo máximo durou aproximadamente três horas. Isso significava que eu não tinha necessidade de visitar ginásios! Os últimos 16 fotos mostram como fazer uma guirlanda de Natal.

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Front door Christmas decoration /  Decoración de Navidad de la puerta principal / Décoration de Noël de la porte d'entrée / Decoração do Natal da porta da frente

Front door Christmas decoration / Decoración de Navidad de la puerta principal / Décoration de Noël de la porte d’entrée / Decoração do Natal da porta da frente

Front door Christmas decoration /  Decoración de Navidad de la puerta principal / Décoration de Noël de la porte d'entrée / Decoração do Natal da porta da frente

Front door Christmas decoration / Decoración de Navidad de la puerta principal / Décoration de Noël de la porte d’entrée / Decoração do Natal da porta da frente

Front door Christmas decoration /  Decoración de Navidad de la puerta principal / Décoration de Noël de la porte d'entrée / Decoração do Natal da porta da frente

Front door Christmas decoration / Decoración de Navidad de la puerta principal / Décoration de Noël de la porte d’entrée / Decoração do Natal da porta da frente

Front door Christmas decoration /  Decoración de Navidad de la puerta principal / Décoration de Noël de la porte d'entrée / Decoração do Natal da porta da frente

Front door Christmas decoration / Decoración de Navidad de la puerta principal / Décoration de Noël de la porte d’entrée / Decoração do Natal da porta da frente

Front door Christmas decoration /  Decoración de Navidad de la puerta principal / Décoration de Noël de la porte d'entrée / Decoração do Natal da porta da frente

Front door Christmas decoration / Decoración de Navidad de la puerta principal / Décoration de Noël de la porte d’entrée / Decoração do Natal da porta da frente

Front door Christmas decoration /  Decoración de Navidad de la puerta principal / Décoration de Noël de la porte d'entrée / Decoração do Natal da porta da frente

Front door Christmas decoration / Decoración de Navidad de la puerta principal / Décoration de Noël de la porte d’entrée / Decoração do Natal da porta da frente

Front door Christmas decoration /  Decoración de Navidad de la puerta principal / Décoration de Noël de la porte d'entrée / Decoração do Natal da porta da frente

Front door Christmas decoration / Decoración de Navidad de la puerta principal / Décoration de Noël de la porte d’entrée / Decoração do Natal da porta da frente

Front door Christmas decoration /  Decoración de Navidad de la puerta principal / Décoration de Noël de la porte d'entrée / Decoração do Natal da porta da frente

Front door Christmas decoration / Decoración de Navidad de la puerta principal / Décoration de Noël de la porte d’entrée / Decoração do Natal da porta da frente

Front door Christmas decoration /  Decoración de Navidad de la puerta principal / Décoration de Noël de la porte d'entrée / Decoração do Natal da porta da frente

Front door Christmas decoration / Decoración de Navidad de la puerta principal / Décoration de Noël de la porte d’entrée / Decoração do Natal da porta da frente

Front door Christmas decoration /  Decoración de Navidad de la puerta principal / Décoration de Noël de la porte d'entrée / Decoração do Natal da porta da frente

Front door Christmas decoration / Decoración de Navidad de la puerta principal / Décoration de Noël de la porte d’entrée / Decoração do Natal da porta da frente

Front door Christmas decoration /  Decoración de Navidad de la puerta principal / Décoration de Noël de la porte d'entrée / Decoração do Natal da porta da frente

Front door Christmas decoration / Decoración de Navidad de la puerta principal / Décoration de Noël de la porte d’entrée / Decoração do Natal da porta da frente

Front door Christmas decoration /  Decoración de Navidad de la puerta principal / Décoration de Noël de la porte d'entrée / Decoração do Natal da porta da frente

Front door Christmas decoration / Decoración de Navidad de la puerta principal / Décoration de Noël de la porte d’entrée / Decoração do Natal da porta da frente

Front door Christmas decoration /  Decoración de Navidad de la puerta principal / Décoration de Noël de la porte d'entrée / Decoração do Natal da porta da frente

Front door Christmas decoration / Decoración de Navidad de la puerta principal / Décoration de Noël de la porte d’entrée / Decoração do Natal da porta da frente

Front door Christmas decoration /  Decoración de Navidad de la puerta principal / Décoration de Noël de la porte d'entrée / Decoração do Natal da porta da frente

Front door Christmas decoration / Decoración de Navidad de la puerta principal / Décoration de Noël de la porte d’entrée / Decoração do Natal da porta da frente

Front door Christmas decoration /  Decoración de Navidad de la puerta principal / Décoration de Noël de la porte d'entrée / Decoração do Natal da porta da frente

Front door Christmas decoration / Decoración de Navidad de la puerta principal / Décoration de Noël de la porte d’entrée / Decoração do Natal da porta da frente

Front door Christmas decoration /  Decoración de Navidad de la puerta principal / Décoration de Noël de la porte d'entrée / Decoração do Natal da porta da frente

Front door Christmas decoration / Decoración de Navidad de la puerta principal / Décoration de Noël de la porte d’entrée / Decoração do Natal da porta da frente

99 Comments »

  1. My, that’s a lot of snow! And a lot of work to shovel it! It looks as though one would almost have to shovel it in order to stack it in the right places! How beautiful it is with so much snow though!

    The wreath making is interesting and the wreaths are beautiful! Made like that, by hand, they are very special!

    Comment by montucky — December 22, 2015 @ 08:45 | Reply

    • Hi Terry.

      Isn’t it interesting that shoveling needs planning! I am glad that You loved my post and photos which presented our former home in which we lived nearly 20 years. The hardest part was shoveling snow away from our gate, because the snow tractor pushed all the snow to it when it came the forest, because our house was the first. Generally, it took from half an hour to 45 minutes. This now I had to shovel to our lot, not to the road. Thank You commenting.

      Merry Christmas.

      Comment by Sartenada — December 22, 2015 @ 11:11 | Reply

  2. The snow is so pretty, but it’s easy to admire it when I don’t have to shovel it. I can believe it would be very good exercise to have to do that every few days. Happy Christmas to you.

    Comment by the eternal traveller — December 22, 2015 @ 09:42 | Reply

    • Hello Carol.

      Yes, snow is beautiful and the “hard” shoveling is great free exercise for good health.🙂 Thank You commenting.

      Merry Christmas!

      Comment by Sartenada — December 22, 2015 @ 11:37 | Reply

  3. Thank you for your beautiful post with the perfect Christmas surrounding and decoration. I also smiled about your sentence that because of the job you had to do, you didn’t need to go to the gym!!! Merry Chrismas

    Comment by Martina Ramsauer — December 22, 2015 @ 09:50 | Reply

    • Hi Martina.

      Yes, it was true. After shoveling, I had to take a shower. When I was retired and my wife was yet working, I had to wake up early at 5:30 in the morning to shovel that she could drive to work. Anyway, nice memories follow us when we look at our photos and remember many things, which happened to us there. Thank You commenting.

      Merry Christmas.

      Comment by Sartenada — December 22, 2015 @ 12:02 | Reply

  4. That sure is snow; and a lovely wreath

    Comment by derrickjknight — December 22, 2015 @ 10:09 | Reply

    • Hi Derrick.

      Thank you leaving your nice comment. Here in Finland, snow makes Christmas in people’s mind.

      Merry Christmas.

      Comment by Sartenada — December 22, 2015 @ 12:11 | Reply

  5. the photos of snow gave me a nice feeling and hope for nice christmas. It is unbelievable that christmas is almost here and there is no snow in helsinki. thanks a lot for posting the photos of the wreath making. now I know how to make it.

    Comment by somdattadeb — December 22, 2015 @ 10:15 | Reply

    • Hello somdattadeb.

      I am glad if my photos gave to You an idea how to make a Christmas wreath. We are at this moment in Oulu and we have snow, but it started to melt slowly. Thank you commenting.

      Merry Christmas!

      Comment by Sartenada — December 22, 2015 @ 12:18 | Reply

  6. Lindas fotos, obrigada! Ainda nao temos neve aqui na Alemanha – there’s no chance of a white Christmas hier!
    Abracos, desejo que o seu Natal juntamente com sua família, seja brilhante de alegria, iluminado de amor, cheio de harmonia e completo de paz. Feliz Natal!
    Claudia
    http://www.claudias-welt.com

    Comment by claudialasetzki — December 22, 2015 @ 11:03 | Reply

    • Oi Claudia.

      Fico feliz que você gostou do meu post e suas fotos. Obrigado por seu comentário tipo.

      Desejo Feliz Natal pra você.

      Comment by Sartenada — December 22, 2015 @ 12:36 | Reply

  7. Bonjour Matti,
    De belles images en ce premier jour d’hiver.
    De quoi faire pâlir de jalousie les vacanciers Français qui renoncent à la montagne par manque total de neige (et qui viennent du coup sur le Bassin d’Arcachon, !).
    Très belles fêtes à toi et ta famille.
    Bises

    Comment by Marion B. — December 22, 2015 @ 11:05 | Reply

    • Bonjour Marion.

      J’suis heureux que t’as fait la remarque si gentil. Merci beaucoup.

      Belles fetes à toi et aux tiens.

      Comment by Sartenada — December 22, 2015 @ 12:56 | Reply

  8. Gorgeous photos as always Matti.🙂 That is a mighty lot of shovelling, yikes! But the snow looks so spectacular. It is also amazing because here we are sweeping drifts of yellow gum tree pollen off of the front deck.🙂
    The wreath is beautiful, perfect in its simplicity. Always impressed by Anja’s creativity. I did not have long enough glass beads to copy her lovely himmeli but I have ordered some on eBay, so I will certainly try it in the new year!
    Hyvää Joulua to you both, hope you have a wonderful time!🙂

    Comment by wolfberryknits — December 22, 2015 @ 11:29 | Reply

    • Hello Bianca.

      Thank you for Your kind comment. I am glad that you loved my snow photos. I wish that You could make Himmeli and we could admire it in next New Year!

      Merry Christmas!

      Comment by Sartenada — December 22, 2015 @ 13:28 | Reply

  9. Merry Christmas!
    A snow scene is very beautiful.

    Comment by wakasahs15th — December 22, 2015 @ 13:20 | Reply

    • Hi wakasahs15th.

      Thank you visiting my blog and loving my winter / snow photos.

      Merry Christmas.

      Comment by Sartenada — December 22, 2015 @ 13:36 | Reply

  10. That’s what our normal winters look like here too but this year we’re still waiting for snow…very disturbing as evidence of climate change is clear. Wishing you a merry Christmas.

    Comment by womanseyeview — December 22, 2015 @ 13:37 | Reply

    • Hi Carol.

      So nice to read Your kind comment. Thank you. This winter has been “warm” here also. I am now in a small town called Oulu, which in the midway of inland and here we have snow. Today there is in the North 56cm / 1ft 10in snow. Therefore, when long country, there is snow somewhere always. )

      Merry Christmas.

      Comment by Sartenada — December 22, 2015 @ 14:59 | Reply

  11. It will feel fresh air in snow.
    Handmade Christmas leaf is wonderful.
    Merry Christmas.

    Comment by saganhama — December 22, 2015 @ 14:09 | Reply

    • Hello Saganhama!

      How nice that You loved Christmas wreath and snow photos. Thank you.

      Merry Christmas!

      Comment by Sartenada — December 22, 2015 @ 15:05 | Reply

  12. It’s fun to see your snow, since have not had any at all this winter! I can see why you need to plan carefully when shoveling!

    Comment by KerryCan — December 22, 2015 @ 14:40 | Reply

    • Hi Kerry.

      Normally, man could think that no planning is needed for shoveling, but snowy winters teach man. At this moment, half of Finland has snow cover. Thank You commenting.

      Merry Christmas!

      Comment by Sartenada — December 22, 2015 @ 15:10 | Reply

  13. Sad that there is no snow this year again. I remember many winters in Helsinki with just too much snow🙂

    Comment by CrazyChineseFamily — December 22, 2015 @ 14:52 | Reply

    • Hello Timo.

      Yes indeed, I remember also two winter when Helsinki was covered by snow. Than You leaving Your comment.

      Merry Christmas!

      Comment by Sartenada — December 22, 2015 @ 15:16 | Reply

  14. Beautiful. So far no snow here this year in Ohio USA. Love looking at and photographing the beautiful clean snow. As long as the frigid weather doesn’t accompany it, I’m good with the winter snows. Loved looking at your photos.🙂

    Comment by Peabea — December 22, 2015 @ 16:55 | Reply

    • Hello Peabea.

      How nice that You loved my snow photos. This year the weather has been variable here sunshine, rain, slush, cold or whatever. Thank You for Your kind comment.

      Merry Christmas.

      Comment by Sartenada — December 23, 2015 @ 08:36 | Reply

  15. So much snow!:) lovely wreath!

    Comment by Tanja — December 22, 2015 @ 16:57 | Reply

    • Hi Tanja.

      How nice that You loved that simple wreath and other snow photos. My wife will be glad when hearing it.

      Merry Christmas.

      Comment by Sartenada — December 23, 2015 @ 08:45 | Reply

  16. Stunning photos! I like shovelling snow, it makes for a good exercise. But looks like we’re going to have a Black Christmas this year. Nonetheless, Merry Christmas to you & yours:-)

    Comment by cocoaupnorth — December 22, 2015 @ 17:07 | Reply

    • Hello cocoaupnorth.

      Thank You leaving Your kind comment. Well, Black Christmas seems to be true in the half of Finland in deed. At this moment, I am in Oulu and we have some snow here.🙂

      Merry Christmas.

      Comment by Sartenada — December 23, 2015 @ 08:56 | Reply

      • Thank you for the wishes. Yes, luckily we’re also spending Christmas in Pohjois-Pohjanmaa, and have enough snow to call it White Christmas:-)

        Comment by cocoaupnorth — December 24, 2015 @ 14:55 | Reply

  17. Hello ! here in France for the 1st day of winter season with have a temperature of 18° nearby Toulouse so it’s really strange and amazing to watch all this amount of snow

    Comment by Bernieshoot — December 22, 2015 @ 17:28 | Reply

    • Hello Bernie.

      18ºC is nearly T-shirt weather.🙂 Toulouse – have You visited the Aeroscopia museum? Thank You commenting.

      Merry Christmas.

      Comment by Sartenada — December 23, 2015 @ 11:39 | Reply

  18. Every year,I have little snow in my town.
    So I had not shovelling snow.
    It seems very hard…but,your photos are beautiful!

    Comment by 洋子 — December 22, 2015 @ 17:32 | Reply

    • Hi August.

      Thank visiting my blog and leaving Your kind comment. Well, shoveling is great fun, if man has not do it every day, then it is dull job. Sometimes it happened in winter so, that when being off from home one week or two weeks, had to shovel a couple of hours before able to drive to our home and carry then our luggage to home. It was just life!

      Merry Christmas!

      Comment by Sartenada — December 23, 2015 @ 11:56 | Reply

  19. Bonsoir Sartenada, elles sont merveilleuses tes photos sous la neige,
    Tu es un veinard, chez moi, il fait quinze degré et Noël sera au balcon….
    J’aime tes photos, merci pour le partage.
    Je te souhaite de belles fêtes de Noël.

    Comment by vever02 — December 22, 2015 @ 19:28 | Reply

    • Bonjour Hervé.

      Peut-être que je suis un veinard en ayant 4 saisons de l’année. Nous aimons notre balcon, car il prolonge l’été. Maintenant, nous avons tellement froid que ce sera pour la prochaine fois Mars pour le visiter. Merci beaucoup!

      Joyeux Noël

      Comment by Sartenada — December 23, 2015 @ 12:15 | Reply

  20. There’s no snow in Venice, it’s too warm this year. I really like the wreath your wife made.

    Buon Natale to you.

    Comment by Yvonne — December 22, 2015 @ 19:38 | Reply

    • Hi Yvonne.

      Lovely to read that You loved her first wreath ever made. Later she made also wreaths for Easter. Venice and snow, I could not imagine never.🙂

      Buon Natale to You also.

      Comment by Sartenada — December 23, 2015 @ 12:26 | Reply

  21. The winter wonderland looks fantastic – however what a lot of snow which has to be shoveled and handled!
    I remember a winter in Germany when we had (by our standards) snow en masse and had to shovel many times a day and quite a long time. But in comparison to your snow world it still was really a manageable quantity. I just try to imagine what would happen if we had such “Finnish” snow falls here in a city like Hamburg. They probably would declare kind of a state of emergency. ^^
    I like the Christmas wreath Anja created! Looks rather festive with its red ribbons and the shining little bells! Thanks for showing how to do and how to prepare the willow branches.

    Merry Christmas Matti and best regards to Anja, too!

    Michèle

    Comment by ladyfromhamburg — December 22, 2015 @ 20:07 | Reply

    • Hello Michèle.

      Thank You for Your kind comment. Anja will be very happy, when hearing that You love her first wreath. When it snows enough, Helsinki is “topsy-turvy”. It happened in 2011 and I was lucky to visit Helsinki then.

      My old post:

      Helsinki covered by snow.

      Merry Christmas to You also.

      Comment by Sartenada — December 23, 2015 @ 13:11 | Reply

      • Thanks for mentioning the former blog post and giving the link to it. I had a look and liked it a lot!

        Comment by ladyfromhamburg — December 26, 2015 @ 17:08 | Reply

        • Hi Michèle.

          Thank You. You are welcome. Happy New Year!

          Comment by Sartenada — December 27, 2015 @ 11:38 | Reply

  22. Bonita corona para seguir una bonita tradición. Feliz Navidad, amigo🙂

    Comment by magnoliae — December 22, 2015 @ 20:19 | Reply

    • Hola Magnolia.

      Me alegra que te gusten mis fotos y la corona! Muchas gracias al hacer tu comentario tan amable. Mi esposa le gusta al leer tu comentario acerca de su corona.

      Feliz Navidad, amiga.

      Comment by Sartenada — December 23, 2015 @ 13:29 | Reply

  23. I start freezing when I m looking at your photos😀 Brrr!😀 It s very warm this winter here. No snow. Phew. I wish to you and yours a merry Christmas❤

    Comment by wolke205 — December 22, 2015 @ 20:34 | Reply

    • Hi Kiana.

      Thank you leaving Your kind comment. Well, snow come and snow go. That’s life.🙂

      Merry Christmas to you and yours!

      Comment by Sartenada — December 23, 2015 @ 13:33 | Reply

  24. Me gusta la guirnalda de Anja! (Gracias pie el “tutoring”)
    Una entrada muy linda y muy adecuada para estas fiestas navideñas…
    Feliz Navidad y feliz año , mi querido Matti!

    Comment by 76sanfermo — December 22, 2015 @ 20:34 | Reply

    • Hola Anna.

      Mi Corazon canta al leer tu comentario tan amable, querida amiga. Su comentario sobre la corona es importante para Anja. La corona fue el primero que hizo!

      ¡Feliz Navidad y feliz año para ti ya los tuyos!

      Comment by Sartenada — December 23, 2015 @ 13:53 | Reply

  25. Merry Xmas🙂 Hope life is treating you well. Beautiful photos. Wish we had snow in Paris. Way too war here!

    Comment by Miia — December 22, 2015 @ 22:13 | Reply

    • Hello Miia.

      Thank you remembering me and commenting so nicely.

      Merry Christmas to and yours.

      Comment by Sartenada — December 23, 2015 @ 14:01 | Reply

  26. I’m jealous of all the snow. Now back in the US, most people here are thrilled that it is warm this winter and no sign of snow. Finland wore off on me and I’m sad that it is so warm and there is no snow. Please send some this way!

    Comment by laceduplutheran — December 22, 2015 @ 22:33 | Reply

    • Hi Matt.

      Thank You. I am in a small town where we have snow. Thus, I’ll send some to You.

      Comment by Sartenada — December 23, 2015 @ 14:05 | Reply

  27. I am impressed of all the snow you have up in Finland! That’s so beautiful in these Christmas days!
    I love your wife’s beautiful decoration, you must tell her that😉
    And also my best wishes for you both for a white and Merry Christmas – and a peaceful and happy 2016!

    Comment by Truels — December 23, 2015 @ 00:18 | Reply

    • Hello Truels.

      Thank you for Your praising comment. Now You saw how we lived nearly twenty years before moving to a small town.

      Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 2016 to you and Yours.

      Comment by Sartenada — December 23, 2015 @ 14:12 | Reply

  28. Have a lovely Christmas 🎄 with all the beautiful snow ❄.

    Comment by utesmile — December 23, 2015 @ 00:53 | Reply

    • Hi Ute.

      Thank You. Merry Christmas to you also.

      Comment by Sartenada — December 23, 2015 @ 14:17 | Reply

  29. That’s how I imagine Christmas ! Pure White Christmas you’ll enjoy,my friend!Fabulous series of snow-clad sceneries and lovely Christmasy wreaths nicely decorated !Merry Christmas to you! Sending Love & Peace your way🙂 xxx

    Comment by DG MARYOGA — December 23, 2015 @ 06:10 | Reply

    • Hello Doda.

      I am glad that You loved my photos and my wife’s Christmas wreath. Thank you for Your kind comment.

      Merry Christmas to you also.

      Comment by Sartenada — December 23, 2015 @ 14:27 | Reply

  30. Hyvää joulua!
    Merry Christmas!
    メリークリスマス!

    Comment by キース — December 23, 2015 @ 12:27 | Reply

    • Hello keith.

      ありがとう!メリークリスマス!

      Comment by Sartenada — December 23, 2015 @ 14:33 | Reply

  31. Merry Christmas!
    The temperature here is warmer than usual year.
    So we can’t spend white christmas in Tokyo.
    Thank you for your pictures of beautiful view of snow.
    Yes, it is our custom to take off shoes when we enter the house also in Japan.
    Please take care of yourself, and I wish you and your family the best for 2016!
    Kiitos :-)

    Comment by Misa — December 23, 2015 @ 14:45 | Reply

    • Hello Misa.

      Thank you very much for your kind comment. I am glad that You loved my photos. When writing this we are barefoot in our home.

      All the good for 2016 to You.

      Comment by Sartenada — December 23, 2015 @ 15:07 | Reply

  32. Una serie di foto veramente spettacolari, quanta neve, che meraviglia! Molto belle anche quelle dove fai vedere come si fa la ghirlanda per la porta.
    Grazie per queste belle foto. Tantissimi auguri per le Festività e l’augurio per un meraviglioso 2016.
    Un grande saluto, Patrizia

    Comment by Patrizia M. — December 26, 2015 @ 01:01 | Reply

    • Ciao Patrizia.

      Come meraviglioso è il tuo commento! Sono contento che ti piace il mio foto della neve. Auguro anche a voi per le Festività e l’augurio per un meraviglioso 2016. Grazie mille.

      Un grande abbraccio

      Comment by Sartenada — December 26, 2015 @ 08:48 | Reply

  33. beautiful wreath. beautiful snow world….
    Merry Christmas and Happy new year!

    Comment by kanaconnie — December 27, 2015 @ 15:30 | Reply

    • Hi Connie.

      Sorry being late with my answer. Thank You for Your praising word. I am glad that You loved my photos.

      Happy New Year 2016.

      Comment by Sartenada — December 30, 2015 @ 13:41 | Reply

  34. Excellent gallery, dear Sartenada… Finland looks amazingly beautiful covered with snow… I have always found snowy landscapes both poetic and sublime…
    I hope you had very nice Christmas and I am sending you all my best wishes for the upcoming year ahead… Love. Aquileana 💫🌟★

    Comment by Aquileana — December 27, 2015 @ 15:47 | Reply

    • Hello Aquileana.

      Thank You for visiting and commenting my post. I wish to a Happy New Year 1016.

      Comment by Sartenada — December 30, 2015 @ 13:42 | Reply

  35. Wow, that is a lot of snow! It looks like a magical winter land to me. In Belgium we hardly ever have snow, and if we have some, it’s usually only a couple of cm thick. I can imagine it’s not that handy if you get this months in a row, but it looks magical🙂

    Comment by ourworldheritagebe — December 27, 2015 @ 23:11 | Reply

    • Hi Annick.

      Thank You for You kind comment. I am glad that You enjoyed my winter photos.

      Happy New Year.

      Comment by Sartenada — December 30, 2015 @ 13:51 | Reply

  36. Bellissime immagini… qui al sud della Svizzera la neve manca e voi ne avete tantissima! Che bello!!! Adoro le foto dimostrative di tua moglie che confeziona la ghirlanda natalizia… i miei complimenti! Auguro a tutti voi un anno “migliore” in ogni senso, e possa la salute sempre essere con voi (la buona salute è il regalo più bello che si possa sperare).
    Un grande grande abbraccio 🙂 claudine

    Comment by Giovannoni Claudine — December 29, 2015 @ 11:12 | Reply

    • Ciao Claudine.

      Ti ringrazio per il commento! La neve è bella e l’inverno durerà circa tre mesi.

      Felice Anno Nuovo 2016.

      Comment by Sartenada — December 30, 2015 @ 13:57 | Reply

  37. Dear Sartenada,
    Thank you for sharing beautiful views of your winter!
    Wishing you and your family a very Happy New Year🙂
    Warm wishes always,
    Takami

    Comment by T Ibara Photo — December 30, 2015 @ 15:48 | Reply

    • Hi Tamaki.

      Thank You for Your warm and kind wishes. It is pleasant to read that you loved my photos.

      Happy New Year to You and Yours.

      Comment by Sartenada — December 31, 2015 @ 08:12 | Reply

  38. Wonderful snow pictures, Matti! When I was in Helsinki and on the countryside early December, there was only a dusting of snow one morning. Happy New Year to you both!

    Comment by Tiny — January 1, 2016 @ 01:18 | Reply

    • Hi Tiny.

      Thank You. Finally, it seems that winter with snow would arrive. Probably You know the old saying: winter comes from the east and summer comes from the east. Yet today senior citizen’s sayings are gold.🙂

      Happy New Year!

      Comment by Sartenada — January 1, 2016 @ 08:39 | Reply

  39. Amazing snow pictures! I love it! NIce virtual show. I wish you Happy Blogginh in 2016! Bye. Kamila

    Comment by Kamila Pala — January 2, 2016 @ 19:07 | Reply

    • Hi Kamila.

      Snow is beautiful when it is new. Thank You for Your kind comment.

      All the best to You for 2016.

      Comment by Sartenada — January 3, 2016 @ 08:44 | Reply

  40. Hello Wow que c’est beau cette belle neige et de belles images❤ Super comme vous créer votre couronne de l'avant c'est génial🙂 Bon dimanche et encore tous mes voeux pour 2016 !Bonheur et Santé Bises😉

    Comment by LNA — January 3, 2016 @ 17:04 | Reply

    • Bonjour Helein.

      Je suis heureux que vous aimiez la démonstration de ma femme comment faire une guirlande de Noël. Aujourd’hui, nous avons très peu de neige, mais nous avons froid. La température était ce matin -16,4 ° C. Brr. Le lac Saimaa, à environ 30 mètres de notre maison, est maintenant gelé et dans quelques jours, il est sûr d’aller à pied sur elle.

      Merci pour votre aimable commentaire.

      Comment by Sartenada — January 4, 2016 @ 08:37 | Reply

      • Bonjour Sartenada ,ohh il fait froid et je pense que la neige va arriver ? Il y en a beaucoup chez vous ,mais c’est tellement beau❤

        Comment by LNA — January 4, 2016 @ 16:47 | Reply

  41. Your snow pictures are so beautiful and almost make me want snow! Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier. It was nice to return the visit and meet someone new.

    Comment by Teresa — January 5, 2016 @ 00:50 | Reply

    • Hello Teresa.

      I am glad that You loved my snow photos. Now we have cold, but less snow. Thank You for Your kind comment.

      Have a wonderful day!

      Comment by Sartenada — January 5, 2016 @ 08:13 | Reply

  42. What a gorgeous winter wonderland! I hope you are having a spectacular 2016 so far. Best wishes.

    Comment by reneejohnsonwrites — January 5, 2016 @ 02:56 | Reply

    • Hello Renee.

      Thank you for your praising comment. Thank You.

      Have a nice day!

      Comment by Sartenada — January 5, 2016 @ 08:14 | Reply

  43. I love the contrast of the Red houses with the white snow. Very nice!!!

    Comment by wchvm — January 6, 2016 @ 21:28 | Reply

    • Hello Wilson.

      Thank You telling Your opinion about my photos and find them great.

      Have a nice day!

      Comment by Sartenada — January 7, 2016 @ 10:42 | Reply

  44. I grew up in snow country – Michigan- USA. Though I don’t miss it, you do take beautiful pictures of it! And the wreath making pictures were great! I will follow your blog and may email you also.

    Comment by 8m33 — January 7, 2016 @ 21:10 | Reply

    • Hello 8m33.

      I am glad that You loved my snow photos and loved how my wife made the Christmas wreath. Thank You leaving so nice comment.

      Have a wonderful day!

      Comment by Sartenada — January 8, 2016 @ 08:29 | Reply

  45. Beautiful!!!!!!!!!!

    Comment by harubocchan — January 9, 2016 @ 00:17 | Reply

    • Hello Harubocchan.

      ありがとうございます.

      Comment by Sartenada — January 9, 2016 @ 09:27 | Reply

  46. Que lindas fotografias ! adore la pequeña casita para el correo, y los arboles con nieve parecen de cuento , la corona de navidad es muy bella.

    Comment by Hilda & Elba — January 21, 2016 @ 14:43 | Reply

    • Hola Hilda & Elba.

      Estoy muy alegre que les gusten mis photos de invierno. Muchas gracias por el comentario.

      ¡Qué tenga un buen día!

      Comment by Sartenada — January 22, 2016 @ 09:41 | Reply

  47. Beautiful snowy photos!!! But shoveling is really tough work 😉

    Comment by Smiling Notes — March 4, 2016 @ 14:35 | Reply

    • Hello Smiling Notes.

      Shoveling is hard, but it keeps man in good condition. Thank You.

      Happy day!

      Comment by Sartenada — March 4, 2016 @ 14:47 | Reply


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