Saturday, July 7, 2012

On vectors which will spread out from a single point

Today the weather changed. It was clouded already in the morning, but rather warm still, and then it started to rain, first with a light drizzle once in a while, but this turned into almost a flood towards evening.

I went out riding the bicycle at noon, spending an hour and a half enjoying the scenery. I took some photographs also, but not many.

Not so good was that I managed to cut my foot in a roadside bush of Crataegus which had surprisingly hard thorns, making three long scratches which look as if I had been scratched in the foot by a large feline, as my daughter said.

Later I went out with my daughters, but that was interrupted by thunder and rain, which was a pity as it turned out that the first blueberries were ripe for picking. Delicious!

(Posting title is from the poem Ordinary Time by Tim Dlugos.)


Anonymous said...

Hi Juha,

Very nice sets of pictures. Do you have to worry about running into bears when you pick blueberries?
In Ontario this can be a problem. The landscapes that you post look very much like they could have been taken only a few hundred kms north of Toronto.

Juha Haataja said...

@Errol: I haven't ever seen a bear in nature, and they are very rare and extremely cautious here in southern Finland (a stray individual passing by looking for a place to live).

There are few cases of bear attacking humans in Finland; during the last 100 years there has been one case of a bear killing a man in Finland. But this doesn't mean that there aren't occasional headlines in newspapers about "killer" bears or wolves.