The weather is a funny thing here in Finland, people just love to discuss the weather, especially in spring. At springtime the weather changes from day to day from one day being sunny and warm to the next day snowing and being rather cold. When the sun is shining everybody is outside walking, running, sitting on benches with their faces towards the sun and you can see happy faces all over. The next day when it suddenly starts snowing people are annoyed, the summer didn’t start after all.
So the weather doesn’t always reveal the time of year as well as the birds do. In the autumn the birds fly to warmer countries but in the springtime we get them back. The winter is behind when you wake up early in the morning hearing the birds sing, this is when you know that the spring has arrived.