Oh, beautiful, snowy Nuuksio! Last week Tiina and I made a trip to the Nuuksio Nationalpark nearby. It was gray when we were sitting on the bus and I was afraid that it would be cloudy although the weather forecast promised a blue sky and sunshine. But when we arrived at Haukkalampi, one of many entrances to the national park, the sky cleared up and the sun came out and created the most magical scenery I have ever experienced. Trees covered in snow extended in front of us and opened a path into a winter wonderland.
The snow was so very deep and some paths have been quite difficult to walk on because the ice was hiding under the layer of fresh snow. We stamped through the woods and the sun was glittering through the white treetops. I just wanted to stay there, watching this enchanting view. My restless heart found some peace in this white idylle.
We stopped for a moment of rest at a little bonfire, drank some tea and ate some snacks, while we were resting our feet and tried to warm up a little. I only slipped once on that trip, but walking down the steep paths and climbing the snowy hills, my respect for nature grew even bigger. Nature is so pure and calming, kind and gentle. But nature is also dangerous and full of secrets.
What a magical day! Tiina and I were laughing while our feet were frozen. Nuuksio made us happy. Oh Nuuksio, you beautiful place! May you hide our secrets and laughter until we see each other again!
Soon I will share some more photos, I took way too many!