Saturday, September 23, 2017

And I am the one who brought it to an end

The photographs were taken at lake Hepolampi south of Luukki on September 2nd.

This morning I walked for two hours in Luukki, west of Ketunkorpi, exploring the swamps. I got one deer fly.

(Posting title is from the poem I Killed a Fly by David Ignatow.)

Friday, September 22, 2017

And feel and its clean smell have satisfied

The photographs were taken while walking around lake Suolikas in Nuuksio on August 28th.

I commuted by bicycle today. Since the beginning of May I have got 3,000 km riding the bicycle, and 4,871 km since the beginning of this year. I think 6,000 km may be possible by the end of the year, depending on road conditions (i.e. whether snow comes early).

(Posting title is from the poem Shirt by Robert Pinsky.)

Thursday, September 21, 2017

And they make her wooden ones

The photographs were taken at lake Suolikas in Nuuksio on August 28th.

In the beginning of this week it was cold, 3 °C in the morning. Now it is warming up. It has been nice to commute by bicycle.

(Posting title is from the poem The Red Shoes by Sheila Black.)

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

And I think it's gonna be a long long time

The photographs were taken at lake Suolikas in Nuuksio on August 28th.

(Posting title is from the song Rocket Man by Elton John.)

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Cause you’re just too kind to see

The photographs were taken at lake Suolikas in Nuuksio on August 28th.

Trump made a speech at UN today. I wish it would be possible to un-make it.

(Posting title is from the song Little White Lies by Betsy.)

Monday, September 18, 2017

No storm since has been framed

The photographs of giant's kettles were taken at Sipoonkorpi National Park on August 26th.

Is there something more to be said of Donald Trump's egomania? Or the fact that USA may be permanently darkened by white supremacy to such a degree that humanity is in danger of disappearing.

(Posting title is from the poem First Storm and Thereafter by Scott Cairns.)

Sunday, September 17, 2017

To see them huddled together in a heap

The photographs were taken at Sipoonkorpi National Park on August 26th.

I have been following what happens with Trump in the USA. The con man tries to swindle everyone, but there is a limit how long such a show can last. Of course, probably 1/4 of the people are such that they can be defrauded again and again, but as long as the rest know the truth that should be enough to stop the madness.

(Posting title is from the poem The Snow Fairy by Claude McKay.)

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Where walls between all beings

The photographs were taken at Sipoonkorpi National Park on August 26th.

This morning I explored Petikko, riding the bicycle and walking for two hours. It was quiet, and autumn colors start to be quite visible.

(Posting title is from the poem ICE Agents Storm My Porch by Maria Melendez Kelson.)

Friday, September 15, 2017

Do you love trees?

The photographs were taken at Sipoonkorpi National Park on August 26th.

I have got 4,694 km riding the bicycle so far this year, of which 2,824 km since the beginning of May. Last year I got 6,500 km, and this year I might reach 6,000 km.

(Posting title is from the poem Some Questions about the Storm by Hilda Raz.)

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Strained by treetops

The photograph was taken at Vaakkoi on August 19th.

This week has been wet. Luckily today I didn't get soaked while commuting by bicycle.

(Posting title is from the poem The Storm Is Over by Jason Guriel.)

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

A swaying clarity which blindly echoes

The photographs were taken by lake Saaren-Musta at Vaakkoi on August 19th.

What can one say about the craziness that is rampant in the world? There was a news item about a Finn serving in British Army who was arrested for neo-Nazi activity. Where do these people come from? Are all Finns potential terrorists?

(Posting title is from the poem Storm Windows by Howard Nemerov.)

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Against the cracks of weeds and webs

The photographs were taken at Vaakkoi on August 19th.

This morning I used the bicycle light first time this autumn. It was raining heavily, and I wanted to be seen. There were some cyclists wearing black clothing riding a black bicycle. I wonder how they will survive the dark season.

(Posting title is from the poem Webs and Weeds by Colleen J. McElroy.)

Monday, September 11, 2017

They just can't be serious

The photographs were taken on August 19th at Vaakkoi.

Today was a somewhat sunny day, but the rest of the week promises a lot of rain. Leaves are falling off trees. Thus the roads will be slippery when riding the bicycle, and one needs to be careful when braking.

(Posting title is from the poem If my Enemy is a Clown, a Natural Born Clown by Ishmael Reed.)

Sunday, September 10, 2017

In sullen silence viewed the passing show

The photographs were taken on August 14th at Sipoonkorpi National Park.

This morning I explored Tampere by walking, circling Tampella. At noon I visited Hatanpää Arboretum, where signs of autumn start to be visible. Once in a while it rained a bit.

(Posting title is from the poem A Disappointment by Joanna Baillie.)

Saturday, September 9, 2017

Imagine if those performers

The photographs were taken on August 14th at Sipoonkorpi National Park.

Today I walked for almost three hours at Niihama in Tampere, walking through the nature protection area and enjoying the lakeside views. It was raining, and few people were outside. On the lake I saw and heard two women in canoes. They discussed the beauty of all the shades of gray in the landscape.

(Posting title is from the poem Language is her caravan by Caleb Klaces.)

Friday, September 8, 2017

You can't imagine how jolly everything is

The photographs were taken at Sipoonkorpi National Park on August 14th.

(Posting title is from the poem Clown by Chelsey Minnis.)

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Let's do it right

The photographs were taken on August 14th at Sipoonkorpi National Park. A bee hit a spiderweb, struggled across it to get away, and escaped. This took less than a minute.

(Posting title is from the poem Aja by Steely Dan.)

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Now it seems our world has come undone

The photographs were taken after the Kiira storm which hit Helsinki on August 12th. Wind gusts were up to 30 m/s, felling trees. Compared to a hurrigane this storm was of course quite modest. But due to climate change extreme weather phenomena will become much more common. What used to happen rarely may become almost an everyday event.

(Posting title is from the song Children Of The Sea by Black Sabbath.)

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

You would never see

Photography-wise, I'm now back from London. The photographs were taken on August 12th in Petikko.

(Posting title is from the song All Black Everything by Lupe Fiasco.)