Friday, November 17, 2017

Could see only leaves

The photograph was taken on October 20th.

It rained this morning, and there was strong headwind when commuting by bicycle. In the afternoon there was partial headwind, but the rain had stopped. In five days I got 10 hours of exercise even though I took one rest day when I commuted by car and train.

It is remarkable how Donald Trump's cabinet members fit the stereotype of villains in old James Bond movies. They are crazy, and they crab things.

(Posting title is from the poem The Villain by Michael Benedikt.)

Thursday, November 16, 2017

And then his whole dowsing snout would

The photographs were taken on October 19th. (Photographs taken with an iPhone SE.)

Today I commuted by car and train, so this was a rest day from commuting by bicycle. For tomorrow they promise rain and warmer weather, 6 °C.

(Posting title is from the poem The Bear at the Dump by William Matthews.)

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Is it a philosopher’s honeymoon, one finds

The photograph was taken in Vaakkoi on October 18th, at lake Saaren-Musta.

In three days I have got 7 1/2 hours of exercise. This morning there was black ice on the road, and I wondered why the studded winter tires are so silent, until I realized: "It's the ice, stupid!"

(Posting title is from the poem The Man on the Dump by Wallace Stevens.)