Saturday, June 23, 2012

In the intensity of its own fires

Yesterday, Midsummer Eve, was a nice day, but I didn't feel like taking photographs. I went swimming with the children, and even though the water was still cool, there were less mosquitoes, or at least the youngest daughter got only one bite instead of half a dozen.

At 10 pm we had a look at a midsummer fire being set up. This has become a tradition for us. As you can see from the photographs, sun was up and it was still light, as the length of the day is 18 h 59 min. There were a lot of people watching the fire, and celebrating, and as you probably know about Finnish drinking habits, not all were sober. But it was still nice to be out there with the children.

(Posting title is from the poem Friendship After Love by Ella Wheeler Wilcox.)

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