Wednesday, July 26, 2017

I looked long at the rearview mirror: there, the one man

The photographs were taken on the Pyhävaara hill in Kuusamo on June 30th.

Yesterday the car passed the annual vehicle inspection, at 17 years of age. The car needed quite a lot of repairs. For example the exhaust pipe, the oxygen sensor and the distributor had to be fixed. In addition, I bought new summer tires. The car should be ok, but further repairs need to be done at some point.

I have been following what is happening in the United States, and things are becoming more and more strange. Half a year ago the country seemed to be quite ok, and now things are all messed up. Of course that was to be expected when electing a dangerous and stupid narcissist as the president.

(Posting title is from the poem City Without a Name by Czeslaw Milosz.)

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

All day he draws and imagines

The photographs were taken on the Rukatunturi hill in Kuusamo on June 29th.

This morning I rode the bicycle to Oittaa in Espoo, and found a route I hadn't realized was available for exploring.

(Posting title is from the poem Apparition of the Exile by Bruce Weigl.)

Monday, July 24, 2017

How easily the years slip by, light as grain, bright

The photographs were taken at the Predator Center in Kuusamo on June 29th.

This morning I rode the bicycle around the Helsinki-Vantaa airport, a distance of 42 km, which took two hours with a couple of stops for taking photographs. The weather is warming up, as there is warm wind coming from Lapland.

(Posting title is from the poem 2000 lbs. by Brian Turner.)