Monday, December 5, 2016

By my red mind and what it woke

The photographs were taken in Helsinki on November 17th.

This morning the temperature was +6 °C, a difference of 18 degrees compared to yesterday. Depth of snow is 0 cm, and the landscape is black.

(Posting title is from the poem Insomnia & So On by Malachi Black.)

Sunday, December 4, 2016

That shines through the things

The photographs were taken on November 13th.

This morning I walked across the open swamps in the north parts of Vaakkoi. The swamp was mostly frozen, carrying a person walking, except for some wet spots. It was good to have tall rubber boots. The weather is warming up rapidly. This morning we had -12 °C, and for tomorrow the weather forecast promises +5 °C.

(Posting title is from the poem Ordinary Time by Tim Dlugos.)

Saturday, December 3, 2016

Or felt love or pond ice

The photographs were taken on November 12th.

This morning I walked two hours in Petikko. I saw two moose, but they ran away before I managed to take a photograph. Later on I met a hunter with a rifle, who was quite talkative, telling about the flooding in the forest and about the best routes. I kept silent about the moose.

(Posting title is from the poem Appeal to the Grammarians by Paul Violi.)