Yesterday Äiti felt well enough to go for a walk around the lake. It was warm - well, for January in Finland(N) and she strolled off with her non-slip spikey shoes. This photo is of the stream which feeds the lake.
She was delighted to see this little fellow- a dipper (koskikara). She had seen them in England but they are not that common here. In fact we think they are pretty weird as they come here in the winter - most other birdies have the sense to fly south!