Thursday, November 28, 2013
Photo of the Day #41: Hard Soil
The definition of spring in Finland varies from that of much of the rest of the world. What you see here is genuine spring, progressed already quite a bit. The Nordic definition of spring is "the first occasion on which the average daytime temperature exceeds zero degrees Celsius for seven consecutive days".
So expect nothing that's green for quite some time. This is a field near where my parents live, shot in mid April of 2007. The sun is already quite bright and the snow has melted. The ground is still frozen hard from the winter and it will take some time until the tractors can plough the field.
Anyhow I'm really not from a very rural place -this is one of the few fields dotted next to larger (sub)urban areas.