Ice fishing on the sea, early spring, Helsinki

It’s amazing to see them sitting there on the ice, immobile for hours on end. As it’s spring, the sea is melting fast, with more and more open water peeking through. But still they come to sit near a little hole to wait for a nibble. I hope they eat what they catch…

Snow-capped mystery car

Snow-capped mystery car, originally uploaded by Brin d’Acier.

The mystery about this car is not its model or why would somebody let this much snow accumulate on their vehicle.

What’s mysterious is that it seems to have been driving around without disturbing the snow bank on top of it. The street under it has been cleared of snow and it has even left fresh tire tracks.

The solution is of course that the city has moved the car before the snow ploughs came, and has then returned it to its parking spot. Probably that also explains the mysterious markings on the snow…