Thursday, November 23, 2017

In mild humility

The photograph was taken on October 22nd.

In the morning there was heavy headwind, up to 16 m/s, and commuting by bicycle took an hour. During the day we got 6 cm of snow, and it turned into slush. There was strong backwind, which helped, and it took an hour to get home.

(Posting title is from the poem The Marriage of Heaven and Hell: The Argument by William Blake.)

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Is being taken down, the view abandoned

The photographs were taken on October 22nd.

The snow from yesterday was melting today, but in the afternoon we got new snow. The studded winter tires were once again necessary when riding the bicycle.

The length of day is now 6 hours 57 minutes.

(Posting title is from the poem Chekhov by Howard Moss.)

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Don't try to hide behind the cause

The photographs were taken on October 21st.

In the morning the depth of snow was 4 cm, and in the afternoon 2 cm, due to melting. Commuting by bicycle was otherwise ok but when big wet snowflakes were falling and hit the eyes, visibility got poor. The studded winter tires provided plenty of grip.

(Posting title is from the song Out in the fields by Gary Moore.)