It is true that Nature is notoriously inconstant and often comes to mind when I hear the word transformation. The transformation of Nature through the seasons in Russia is marked quite drastically and each has its own magic.

Seasonal change is, on the surface, marked by loss: the fall of spent flower blossoms in summer, the loss of leaves from trees in autumn, the final snowmelt in spring. But all of these changes mark a transformation.

Here are four photos depicting the transformation that takes place in Russia as the seasons change:

You know it is winter when…

Winter in Moscow is ice-cold and the perfect time to build a snow man!

…the whole world outside is covered in snow and looks like a fairy wonderland!!

When your days get short and gloomy, filled with cold ice winds it is the beauty of everything covered in snow that makes it bearable.

You know it is spring when…

Tulips are found all over Moscow in spring time!

….all the parks in Russia is filled with tulips and colour.

You know it is summer when…

Summer is hot and beautiful in Russia

….the fountains in the parks are turned on and you would rather be sitting in it than looking at it!!

You know it is autumn/fall when…

Autumn in Russia is rainy and cold but the colours of autumn are so warm

….the leaves all turn orange and you suddenly need a scarf and hat against the icy wind that start blowing all over Russia.