Twinkle posted photos on Team of some beautiful fall scenes, and even though they look like they might have been taken in Vermont or Ontario, they are in fact from Finland.
We live in a tiny seaside hamlet on the West Coast of Finland that has about 200 residents, most of whom speak Swedish as a first, and in some cases, only language. The area is part of the Kvarken Archipelago which was recently declared a UNESCO World Heritage site. The landscape is comprised of forests, wheat fields, inlets, and islands dotted with the occasional summer cottage or farm house. The closest city is 20 miles away and has roughly 57,000 inhabitants, so we’re not too far away from civilization. Autumn here is typically pretty miserable with chilly temperatures, lots of rain, mud, and gray skies. Leaves seem to fall to the ground within days of turning, and I often miss my chance to get any fall foliage shots. This autumn, however, has been gorgeous with fair skies, mild temperatures, and very little rain. So I couldn’t pass up an opportunity to get out and photograph my neighbourhood in all its glory. I especially love the beautiful leaves set against the traditional red ochre painted houses.
Take a look at the gallery for more of Twinkle's beautiful fall photos.