February 10: Utö – sunsnow
In the afternoon, a rather remarkable snow squall came through, and afterwards we took a break to go out and explore the post-squall world.
While we were either eating lunch or drawing in the dining hall, the sun was blotted out and snow started descending in large clumps.
Then the squall receded as fast as it had arrived. You can see here that snow is still falling into the water near the horizon.
The receding cloud was pileated on top.
The same tiedown as in the skim of ice picture, with fresh snow.
Late sunlight, looking north from the hotel.
The village boathouses from the west, plus the receding cloud.
The sun has nearly vacated the premises.
This is the road west from the village, past where the hotel road intersects. The sun was doing a nice thing.
Up by the lighthouse, the squall cloud still looming.
This is the south face of the pilot station.
Lighthouse + cloud.
An old bunker near the lighthouse.
The sunset arrived early due to these horizon clouds.
But the cloud was still ensunned. It looks almost nuclear here.
The tower next to the pilot station, looking positively Constructivistic.
Blue takes over.
Last sunlight on the squall cloud.