As I promised last night, here are a few of our more interesting snow photos taken this afternoon on our walk to the park and around our garden. Though there was not much snow yet, even that little bit painted each fine and broad branch beautifully, transforming the world into a peaceful wonderland.
This morning we went to the Scandinavian Centre's annual Christmas Craft Fair. We found some delightful handcrafted toys for the grandchildren and some favourite traditional Finnish baked goods. It was less crowded than usual, probably because many people did not want to drive in the snow.
While some areas have received as much as 30 cm of snow this weekend, our area close to sea level has not had that much yet. But the temperature is dropping below freezing, the wind is blowing and it's still snowing heavily. By morning the commute to work may be difficult. Husband thinks he will take our car instead of cycling, his usual mode of transportation, while I'll be working at home.
The craft sale, the walk and photographing all this white loveliness has put me in the mood for Christmas, in a mellow and happy way, without the pressures of a commercial season.