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Old Dec 21, 2010, 9:55 AM   #1
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Hi gang! They sky "finally" cleared up... I waited till noon and the sun was barely shining... With that said, and it being the shortest day of the year, here are some photos taken between 12:00 -- 13:00, wearing two sets of clothes to stay warm. Hope you like these.


First photo taken from out on the lake, at the end of the long dock... facing the sun... at least what is left of it. Had fun with these photos!




Not the best composed picture, should have been farther back




Get a load of how low the sun is... it is about 12:30 or so.




A look back at Lake Palokka. They just had a snow plow out on the lake, you can walk over 6,5 kilometres... The papers say that the ice is extra hard... because we in one of the coldest winters in a century.




I am almost home here, walking on the last part of the trail when the sun could be see through the trees. This is at about 12:55.

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Wonderful pictures! It doesn't look like we'll get a clear view of the sun today - it's been raining a bit and very cloudy. Missed the eclipse. Thanks for posting your pictures, I was able to enjoy your walk without having to venture out in the cold.
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Ah - great! I've got a cold here at the moment so I am not going outside for long - although I'd love to do some walking in the snow covered surroundings.

How was the temperature btw.?

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Thanks Harriet and thkny777! Th, the temp was 3F/-15C... supposed to get colder. Hope you feel better soon!
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B-r-r-r. Like the last one in particular, even the sun looks cold.

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More great shots, Ned.
All I can say is better you than me out in that weather!
You'd be lucky to get me out of bed, let alone venture outside. Hard to believe I use to live where the weather got to 40 below and it didn't bother me.
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Thanks for sharing these wintery pictures with me. We so not have snow yet in Kansas, but we are expecting it. Do you do ice fishing or is it too cold for the fish to bite" Frank
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Hey, Eetu, my son is in Jyväskylä right now. He sms-ed me as he arrived this morning: "I thought abroad meant hot, sunny weather and coconuts in the palm trees. It doesn't!" And then he described what you show with your pictures.
But he wouldn't be better off at home (southern Sweden), we have -22C/-8F and a thick layer of snow here at the moment. Did you get pictures of or saw the lunar eclipse this morning?

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No, I don't ice fish... I would love to... just need to do it. But LOTS of that around here...
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Hey, Eetu, my son is in Jyväskylä right now. He sms-ed me as he arrived this morning: "I thought abroad meant hot, sunny weather and coconuts in the palm trees. It doesn't!" And then he described what you show with your pictures.
But he wouldn't be better off at home (southern Sweden), we have -22C/-8F and a thick layer of snow here at the moment. Did you get pictures of or saw the lunar eclipse this morning?

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Wow, your son is in Jyväskylä! Hope he speaks English to get around. Most Finns seem to have a nervous breakdown if I speak "Riksvenska"...

No, didn't even know about the eclipse. Wish I would have. Thanks
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