Tuesday, May 24, 2016

I cannot see what flowers are at my feet

The photographs were taken on May 6th in Nuuksio.

Today I commuted by bicycle, and once again I rode through the central park in Helsinki. So far I have never taken the same route.

(Posting title is from the poem Ode to a Nightingale by John Keats.)

Monday, May 23, 2016

But I, who daily craving

The photographs were taken in Nuuksio on May 6th. I visited 12 lakes, two of them several times.

I have changed the route of the daily commute by bicycle. I'm now riding through the central park in Helsinki. This way I avoid three sets of traffic lights, which is much better even though the route is a bit longer. There are lots of small paths in the park, and so far I haven't used the same route twice.

(Posting title is from the poem The Nightingale by Sir Philip Sidney.)

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Song-wing

The photographs were taken on May 5th at Sipoonkorpi.

Several mornings this week when I have gone to fetch the newspaper, there has been a thrush nightingale (Luscinia luscinia) in the garden, singing loudly. A couple of times I have got to 2-3 meter distance of the bird before it has changed location. Spring is quite advanced, Syringa is already in bloom.

(Posting title is from the poem The Song of the Nightingale is Like the Scent of Syringa by Mina Loy.)