Winter in South Estonia
It's been snowing in the last couple of weeks in South Estonia. There is white bright snow everywhere. It's quite peaceful time here.
I enjoy such weather a lot. It's stable. Often we just have freezing and melting cycles which turn the whole ground into a field of ice, making walking outside slippery and difficult.
I live in a neighbourhood of condominiums. The buildings are surrounded by tall pine trees. Sunlight makes it look warmer than it is.
The streets are covered in snow. Walkways and roads are still perfectly usable but not many people are outside with -10C° temperature.
All big roads are well-maintained here. Snow tractors usually do they work in very early morning, cleaning the road for others.
It's beautiful to travel in Estonia during these winter days. Fields and trees are covered in snow. We have snowstorms but not extreme ones.
I don't drive every day. Once a week I go to Tartu for shopping and socials. Tartu is the closest large city.
It gets dark quite fast during winter. Sunset starts around 3 PM in December. Lack of light is the most depressing in these cold days.
Despite darkness and cold I still enjoy winter. I used to ski a lot but nowadays prefer a small hike once or twice per week, sometimes bringing a camera with me.