Sunday, April 27, 2014

Of how we’re each surrounded

Yesterday I worked for a couple of hours outside the house, in the garden and so on, and that felt nice. Some rain would be good to have, to clean up pollen and dry dirt that is covering surfaces, but otherwise it isn't yet too dry in the garden.

Yesterday evening I explored the swamps and forests at Tremanskärr, walking for two hours. Some of the more shadowed swamps were still partly frozen, and spring hadn't yet gone very far. In fact, there were still a lot of blue anemone flowers to be found, and wood anemone was just opening up. But in more open places the sun has of course managed to advance spring much further. And frogs were singing at lake Kurkijärvi.

The photograph was taken on April 12th in Meiko.

(Posting title is from the poem Surfaces by Kay Ryan.)


Markus said...

I like that unconventional framing and arrangement here. Together with the very fragile (for lack of a better word) colors, this works exceptionally well for me.

Juha Haataja said...

Thanks, Markus. Early spring often feels fragile, and the colors perhaps suggest this.