Saturday, July 4, 2015

Hardly speaking, thinking

Yesterday I got over three hours of exercise, going twice walking and once swimming. I think I'll take it easy today. It is still warm, but not quite as warm as yesterday. I have read a couple of books each day, and I have piles of books waiting to be read.

These photographs were taken on June 15th and 16th.

(Posting title is from the poem Kalaloch by Carolyn Forché.)

Friday, July 3, 2015

Tosses the self

This morning I walked for over two hours, visiting another lake where Gavia stellata have been nesting. This pair had two young ones, and they were floating on the lake in a group, not doing much anything, probably because of the heat.

Today is the hottest day of the summer. In the morning when I started walking it was +22 °C, when I returned it was +28 °C, and now it is +30 °C. In five days I have got nine hours of exercise, so far, and some swimming is still in the program for today.

These photographs were taken near Pirttimäki on June 14th.

(Posting title is from the poem Skyland by Brenda Iijima.)

Was happening somewhere else

Yesterday I went swimming at a lake with my daughter, the first time this summer. And today is going to be the warmest day this summer, +28 °C is in the forecast for the afternoon.

The photograph was taken on June 13th.

(Posting title is from the poem Sway by Louis Simpson.)