Wednesday, January 22, 2014

The obsession I begin with

Here are sunny and snowy photographs taken at lake Tränuhals on January 18th. You may compare this landscape to what it looked like on January 12th (when there was already some snow and ice) and January 6th (when there was no snow and ice).

I'm rather fond of this terrain, partly because there are so few tracks of human beings. In fact, half of the human tracks in the snow near lake Tränuhals were left by me. And then there are tracks left by deer, moose, rabbits, dogs, etc. (Surely not wolf even though some of the dog paw prints were rather big.)

The only problem is that this is rather remote location, it takes about an hour to walk to Tränuhals from the roadside. This is of course the reason why there are few signs of humans in this landscape. Maybe I'm a bit obsessed to walk all the way to this place to feel the remoteness.

(Posting title is from the poem For Love by Robert Creeley.)

2 comments:

Ana Marina Wangüemert said...

Beautiful Pictures! But most beautiful nature you have arround! Enyoy it despite the cold weather.

Best Regards.

Juha Haataja said...

Thanks, Ana.

One of the great things this January has been the change in the landscape, getting a little bit of snow and frost, and then some more, each time the new whiteness painting over the landscape, making it fresh.