Thursday, February 22, 2018

What was does not console

The photograph was taken on January 20th.

Yesterday I walked for two hours in Nuuksio with my daughter, walking across lake Kattilajärvi and lake Vääräjärvi. It was cold, -18 °C, and sunny to such a degree that one had to squint. We met only one person, and he was warming up by open fire by lake Vääräjärvi.

(Posting title is from the poem Disenchantment Bay by Timothy Murphy.)

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

All bare now except

The photograph was taken in Petikko on January 14th.

Temperature dropped to -18 °C during the night. I'm planning to go for a walk in Nuuksio today, to enjoy the bright snow fields.

(Posting title is from the poem Elk at Tomales Bay by Tess Taylor.)

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

This rough blanket

The photograph was taken on January 13th.

I'm planning a long walk this morning. The temperature is -16 °C, one of the coldest days so far this winter.

(Posting title is from the poem Nowhere Near Hudson’s Bay by Leslie McGrath.)