Finnish ice flowers

In today’s meanderings amongst some favourite Finnish bloggers, my eyes popped at the sight of some absolutely gorgeous photos of frost flowers on ikkunaiines’** windows. The pictures speak for themselves without language. There are lots more on her photoblog. All her photographs are truly beautiful, so do have a look.

There are some obvious advantages to a colder climate as you can see if you compare these to the much more subdued frost patterns here in Vancouver, captured on Dec. 5th, 2004 and Nov. 14th, 2005. I remember many beautiful ones on my bedroom window in my childhood home in Winnipeg, a place which can be colder than Finland!

Artist Merja, author of taidettako? has a beautiful photo of her frost flowers! And, children’s book author Anna Amnell, aka ‘blogisisko’** has just joined in with hers. I love the juxtaposition with the orchids. Go look!

Jan. 22nd: More flowers blooming in Finland where they are having a very cold snap – here is Kapa’s window. He is an artist-photographer in Jyväskylä, Finland with an impressive exhibition history, including one he’s in right now in his hometown.

** expired links which have been removed

January 19, 2006 in Finland, Estonia & Finno-Ugric, Photography by Marja-Leena