Sunday, October 21, 2012

Walks in a world of wilderness

Another milestone reached, I have now taken 100,000 photographs with the Panasonic LX5. The LX5 does have some problems, but nothing serious so far, mainly the click wheel which ofter refuses to register when turning it to the right. This is inconvenient when changing aperture to a smaller one, which I often want to do, and sometimes I need to try half a dozen times to succeed with the wheel. Also, sometimes the LX5 changes the aspect ratio by itself to the widest setting; this may be due to a contact issue with the aspect ratio switch.

However, the main thing is that the LX5 allows to take photographs good enough for my purposes, it hasn't yet failed me once.

Today I went with the children to Tremanskärr swamps, which only takes a ten-minute car drive. We walked across the swamp, in rubber boots, had picnic on the rocks behind the swamp, and walked then all the way to lake Kurkijärvi, and returned from there.

Yesterday we were at Meiko, but going there and back requires more than one hour of sitting in the car, which isn't good at all, even though the landscape at Meiko is something which I really like to explore.

Meiko is a bit similar to Nuuksio, but there are differences, and of course I also like the unknown about the place, all the surprises, the possibility of getting lost (even though not seriously), finding something you have never seen before. And the quietness: Meiko is a much more quiet place than Nuuksio, at least I have found it so, but that may be partly due to the time of the year, so few people have been there. But it seems that there is much less noise in Meiko, as the big roads are some distance away. But wasting time sitting in a car, that is not a thing I do voluntarily.

In any case, today Tremanskärr was also a quiet place, we only saw one person during the walk, she was picking cranberries on the swamp, but that was all, we seemed to be the only people visiting the place.

(Posting title is from the poem A Sweet Nosegay, or Pleasant Poesy, Containing a Hundred and Ten Philosophical Flowers by Isabella Whitney.)

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