Thursday, May 2, 2013

The butterfly's the happy ending

I took these photographs on Monday in Meiko, while returning from my walk. The first photograph shows lake Tränuhals in the middle of the wet swamp, this was the farthest point to where I walked on Monday. I was faster than planned, so I made a detour via lake Meiko when returning to the parking lot.

(Posting title is from the poem It includes the butterfly and the rat, the shit by Marianne Boruch.)


Anonymous said...

Hi Juha,

I check your blog almost every day and enjoy your photos. Your pictures show landscapes that look exactly like our landscape here in Ontario. If I didn't know your pictures were taken in Finland, I would think they were taken here. Your country is quite beautiful. Also, you are lucky to have the forests so close to your house. Here (just north of Toronto) there is mostly farm land and to get to public forests one has to drive for at least 90 minutes.

It looks like you are going to have to purchase a new camera soon. There are lots of good ones to choose from at reasonable prices these days. Now you can enjoy looking around for a new toy.

Good hunting,


Juha Haataja said...

Errol, thanks for the kind words. Ontario must be quite beautiful, but a drive of 90 minutes seems really long. I try to limit the drive time to half an hour or so, to have enough time for walking. And happily there are a lot of choices within that limit.

I have explored the nearby forests mostly along the already existing paths, but there are a lot more choices if one is willing to rely on orienteering skills. Which I think I'll do during the next summer. Getting lost is part of the fun...

John D. Linn said...

Nice series of images... and I especially like "Rock"... great composition and good tonal values.

I often browse your images but do not often leave a message, so from time to time I need to thank you for sharing your photos.


Juha Haataja said...

Thanks, John, it's a pleasure to share, and it is also very pleasant to be out walking and taking photographs at this time of the year, charging up after the long and dark winter.