This is our entry in Booked.net‘s “Capture the Season”, where contributors post photos that they think capture the seasons best – we thought it was a nice idea, and these were the first photos that came to mind when thinking of the four seasons:
I realize it’s late summer when …
… the sun sets earlier again in Sweden, leaving us all longing for spring again.
The sun is very important for Swedish people, as we live in an extreme climate – during winter, it’s dark all day long, while in summer the sun never sets.
So it’s always a big celebration when the spring arrives with longer days, and always melancholic when you start to notice the sun setting earlier, and slowly disappearing until the next year.
I realize it’s autumn when …
… I keep stepping into puddles.
The cities are grey and dull during autumn, but the forest is so colorful, with golden leaves and lots of mushrooms and that amazing smell from all the rain.
I realize it’s winter when …
… I wake up in the morning and the sun is shining over a fresh layer of white, glittering snow in the mountains.
The winters in the mountains are very special for us, and they make anyone share a respect for nature’s force – in the mountains, the winter is dangerous, it’s exciting – it’s alive.
I realize it’s spring when …
… even the old people go outside to enjoy the sun!
In spring, flowers start to bloom, the grass goes green, but best of all – people come out from Winter hibernation and enjoy the sun.
I invite the following bloggers to join the #CaptureTheSeasons photo contest:
Which is YOUR favourite season?