Wednesday, January 17, 2018

I have cleared this space for you, for you, for you

The photograph was taken on December 9th.

This afternoon it started to snow, and there was 4 cm of snow on the ground when I arrived home. It looks like winter.

My old lobster-style winter gloves don't keep the hands warm any more. They we over fours years old, so I guess that was to be expected. I ordered a new pair, of different type, size XXL, and I hope they fit. I don't understand the sizing of gloves, it seems that they are always smaller than they should be.

So far this year I have got 200 km riding the bicycle.

(Posting title is from the poem sweet reader, flanneled and tulled by Olena Kalytiak Davis.)

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Or should I say a dream

The photograph was taken on December 9th.

The weather has been cold, especially because of strong south wind from the sea which makes -7 °C feel much colder. I have been commuting by bicycle through the central park in Helsinki. Later this week we may get 10 cm of snow, and that may cause some difficulties for the commute.

(Posting title is from the poem Sweet Dreams by Joyce Armor.)

Monday, January 15, 2018

My body is powdery white and round

The photographs were taken in Vaakkoi on December 6th.

There was 16 hours of sunshine at Helsinki-Vantaa airport in December, 2017, and there were several places in Finland where the sun was always hidden behind clouds in daytime. A dark month indeed.

(Posting title is from the poem Floating Sweet Dumpling by Ho Xuan Huong.)