Monday, January 15, 2018

My body is powdery white and round

The photographs were taken in Vaakkoi on December 6th.

There was 16 hours of sunshine at Helsinki-Vantaa airport in December, 2017, and there were several places in Finland where the sun was always hidden behind clouds in daytime. A dark month indeed.

(Posting title is from the poem Floating Sweet Dumpling by Ho Xuan Huong.)

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Don’t worry about the environment

The photographs were taken in Vaakkoi on December 6th.

I got over 12 hours of exercise this week. I should take a rest day, but on the other hand the weather seems to be excellent for commuting by bicycle, at least until Thursday.

(Posting title is from the poem Sweet Virginia by Michael Robbins.)

Saturday, January 13, 2018

How shall I lure thee to my haunts forlorn!

The photographs were taken in Vaakkoi on December 6th.

In six day I have got 11 hours of exercise, half of it riding the bicycle and half walking. The length of day is 45 minutes longer than it was at the shortest, which feels good, even though it is still quite dark in the morning.

(Posting title is from the poem Oh, Hope! thou soother sweet of human woes by Charlotte Smith.)