Monday, February 27, 2017

Of ice and earth and qualities of air

The photographs were taken on February 5th.

Riding the bicycle was quite heavy today because of snow. In the morning it is no longer dark when I commute to work, quite a change in less than two weeks.

I haven't followed the news today, so I don't know what terrible things Orange Agent may have done, but I discussed his previous behaviour with colleagues who were quite as perplexed as I am. The world is getting close to breaking point, but fortunately there are people who have the willpower to #resist. May the force be with them.

(Posting title is from the poem O Canada by Thomas P. Lynch.)

Sunday, February 26, 2017

But I am thinking of winter

The photographs were taken on February 5th, after snowfall. We are getting some more snow today, but for the middle of next week the weather forecast promises warmer weather, and even rain.

I wonder if Canada is making plans to build a wall to keep away the people trying to escape the maelstrom in south? I know, this joke is already dated, but I just can't understand what is happening in the USA.

(Posting title is from the poem Canada by Billy Collins.)

Saturday, February 25, 2017

As if  the seconds

The photographs were taken at Sipoonkorpi National Park on February 4th.

This morning I walked for 2 h 20 min at Meiko, exploring the snowy landscape. There was a nice amount of snow, so it was heavy walking. There were some deer tracks, and one path where people had walked, but otherwise the snow was untouched after the snowfall. I'm a bit tired, perhaps because I have got 13 hours of exercise in six days.

I have tried to limit reading news about Trump & minions (or maybe it is Trump who is the minion). I hurts to watch a train wreck in slow motion.

(Posting title is from the poem Toy Boat by Ocean Vuong.)