AUTUMN IN LAPLAND

Before I was even accepted to study in Lapland I imagined there to be nothing but snow here – naïve I know. When autumn came around, it came around fast. One day we were appreciating a (cold) Lapland summer and then the next day the leaves were already yellow. I was surprised autumn came in September here, and I genuinely and completely fell in love with it (so much so I thought it deserved it’s own post). Nature is something that I love, something that I photograph and something I live with. Cycling to Uni with an array of yellows oranges and reds filled me with contentment. Cycling anywhere became a task because every so often I’d have to get off my bike, whack out my camera and photograph the scenery.

I found out very early on that Lapland has 8 seasons, autumn-winter; winter; spring-winter; spring; spring-summer; summer; summer-autumn and autumn. So Ill be experiencing 3 periods of autumn and I am very excited of what it will bring. I often found myself going on bike rides just to photograph the season. It also helped a lot that one of my projects surrounded the nature in Lapland. A marriage made in heaven I suppose.