This winter Helsinki is expected to have snow cover for more than 130 days – in fact, considering that we had more snow last night, it may be closer to 150 days. Irrespective of the details, this seems to count as “takatalvi” (i.e. winter weather in spring). With rapidly lengthening days and clear skies it is now a beautiful time of the year – and when I was checking through some of our photos from February I realized how much conditions have changed in one month…

Light snow in Pengerkatu

Light snow in Pengerkatu in mid-February

The Matti Helenius park (opposite Karhupuisto), with the Arvo Turtiaisen memorial on the left.

The Matti Helenius park (opposite Karhupuisto), with the Arvo Turtiaisen memorial on the left.

Snowy Kallio

Snowy Kallio

It was a really beautiful winter, and hopefully will give way to an even better spring and summer.

Heading down Kaikukuja (to Pengerkatu)

Heading down Kaikukuja (to Pengerkatu)

Jussi Mäntynen's "Bear on an anthill" in Karhupuisto (= bear park), being closely observed by...

Jussi Mäntynen’s “Bear on an anthill” in Karhupuisto (= bear park), being closely observed by…

...a wild snow bear!

…a wild snow bear!

 
 

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