Sunday, April 22, 2018

Battered and scarred, am I seeing

The photographs were taken on lake Meiko on March 31st.

This morning I went for a walk thinking that there might be hepatica flowers to be seen. It turned out that wood anemone is also in flower, which was a surprise. The warm weather speeded up the progress of spring quite a lot. However, next week will be cool, so spring won't proceed quite as fast.

(Posting title is from the poem Flow by Jonathan Galassi.)

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Didn't know I was lost

The photographs were taken at Meiko on March 31st.

This morning I walked for over two hours at lake Myllyjärvi south of Luukki. Two white-tailed deer started running away and startled me, but otherwise it was quiet, if birds are not taken into account.

(Posting title is from the song Wake Me Up! by Avicii.)

Friday, April 20, 2018

And the world begins to fade

The photograph was taken at Slätmossen swamp in Meiko on March 31st.

I commuted by bicycle today, using the new back wheel with a Nexus 8 gear hub (SG-C6001). It turned out that the old twist shifter is not compatible with the new version of Nexus 8 gear hub: gears 1 and 8 did not engage properly. When I got home, I installed the new twist shifter which came with the wheel, and now everything seems to work properly. I'm very pleased with Taylor Wheels for packaging all necessary components together with the wheel.

So far this year I have got 1,546 km riding the bicycle.

(Posting title is from the poem The Nassau Loop Is No Longer Running by Gerard Malanga.)