Sunday, December 17, 2017

Then with redoubled pleasure shall you view

The photographs were taken on November 12th.

This morning I walked for 1 1/2 hours. There is about 10 cm of snow remaining, and it seems that we may have a white Christmas, as the temperature is below 0 °C.

(Posting title is from the poem On Education by Elizabeth Bentley.)

Saturday, December 16, 2017

A poet is someone at home

The photographs were taken on November 19th.

This morning I walked for two hours in Petikko. There is 10 cm of snow remaining, and some ice on the paths. The walk provided plenty of exercise. Thanks to the snow, it wasn't quite as dark as it would otherwise have been. The length of day is now 5 hours 49 minutes.

(Posting title is from the poem The Difficult Miracle of Black Poetry in America by June Jordan.)

Friday, December 15, 2017

When to please is least designed

The photographs were taken on November 19th.

We got some more snow today. The depth of snow is now 12 cm, but some of it will be melting away because of rain. Still, the snow makes the landscape brighter.

(Posting title is from the poem To the Nightingale by Anne Finch, Countess of Winchilsea.)