Photographer's Note

One important and always welcomed event in the approach of spring here in the north is the breaking of ices both in sea and in the lakes. This year the sea bays got rid of the ice cover earlier than expected, in spite of the hard long winter. I did not catch that event with my camera this time. However, as the lakes keep the ices a little longer, I tried to be there at the right time and went early in the morning four days ago to catch the ice breaking of two lakes, one a tiny lake, the other much bigger. The bigger one, lake Bodom, is 3.5 km long and you see it here. I was there at the last moment, as the ice was melting fast. When the ice melts, it is getting darker and darker, from white to blue and finally almost black. At the end it is just floating foam. You can see that at the rightmost corner the lake is already free from ices.
Spring has come in a rush . The birches on the other side of the lake were still leafless, but today there are green veils everywhere. Spring is finally here!

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