We finally had clear skies yesterday…
… and Northern Lights! So off I went into the darkness with my camera.
I first went to a lake where streetlights are still visible. I experimented a bit with the street lights. Then I moved on to a river nearby called Åbyälven. After that I walked to/on the lake that runs into Åbyälven.
Standing on this lake, the ice all of the sudden starts singing. That’s what people call it you know; the ice sings. I can tell you though… when it is close to midnight and it is pitch black and you are all alone in the woods on a frozen lake, it DOES NOT sound like the ice is singing. It sounds like it is screaming…. or an evil laugh…. It scared the sh*t out of me. In my over-dramatic head I saw myself falling through this ice, being dragged under and then being taken away by the strong current that runs into Åbyälven. This is a long river…. in my head I was almost on the other side of Sweden!!
Realistically? Cars can drive on this ice. It was singing, not cracking and certainly not laughing. The sound it makes is the ice expanding and setting as temperatures go up and down. 🍃🍃
~ Rebecca ~
Categories: Arvidsjaur, Auktsjaur, Landscape, Lapland, Living in the wild, Log Cabin, Nature, Northern Lights, Photography, Snow, Sweden, Swedish Lapland, Wilderness Life, Winter in Lapland
I tried something new yesterday that I thought I would share with you. When I go out taking pictures, like I did when the first snow fell, I always take a lot of pictures. Like A LOT.
I think I was up to over 300 pics this time…. I deleted the bad once but then I still had over 200 pics left. I can not nearly show all of them, people would get very VERY bored, but I don’t have it in my heart to delete them either.
So I tried something. I put them in a video slideshow, kind of like a timelapse video. 200 pictures in about 1 minute.
I will be making more of these videos as this was so easy to make and I can use them as promotion material for our company. I noticed afterwards I had the two black bars on the sides but I didn’t bother changing it. I will keep this in mind for the next video though. What do you think? 🍃🍃
~ Rebecca ~
Categories: Arvidsjaur, Auktsjaur, Autumn in Lapland, Landscape, Lapland, Living in the wild, Log Cabin, Nature, Photography, Snow, Sweden, Swedish Lapland, Wilderness Life, Wildlife, Winter in Lapland
Yesterday we had our first real snow of the season. YEAH!!
Winter has arrived. Although there are still hints of autumn as well… you can still see the yellows and reds popping out from under the snow. We actually call this the autumn-winter season 🙂 Original huh.
Up here in Swedish Lapland, you could say that we have 8 seasons. The normal summer, autumn, winter and spring and then the combination of these. The kind of weather that we have at the moment would definitely be defined as winter in the south but is no way near our kind of winter… we want/need the meters deep snow :). Until then, it aint winter.
I can explain why and what our 8 seasons are in another post if anyone is interested.
The snowmobiles are ready and the snow is on its way. Life is good. You see the log cabin in the top right picture? That’s where I live. 🍃🍃
~ Rebecca ~
Categories: Arvidsjaur, Auktsjaur, Autumn in Lapland, Landscape, Living in the wild, Log Cabin, Nature, Snow, Wilderness Life, Wildlife, Winter in Lapland