Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Those who have had only wildflowers to chew when the winter hunger comes

I hope you are not too fed up with the photographs taken at Sipoonkorpi National Park. I expect that you will see a lot more in the future, the place is that good, and the park is only 1/2 hour drive by car, so visiting Sipoonkorpi isn't hard to arrange.

Also, Sipoonkorpi is not so "ready-made" as Nuuksio. There are few ready-made paths to follow. You have to use a map and a compass (or GPS systems) to get from one place to another, and that suits me well. And of course a big attraction is the freshness, a feeling of seeing a landscape for the first time ever.

The photographs were taken at near the parking place at Bakunkärr.

(Posting title is from the poem first time by Reina María Rodríguez, translated by Joel Brouwer and Jessica Stephenson.)


Markus Spring said...

Two fine images, each for its own. While the fresh green between the birches in #2 provides both color and shape contrast in a very appealing way, that man made sign in #1 is really attractive against the backdrop of the trees, repeating the regular verticals already shown on the sign. Both work very well for me.

Juha Haataja said...

Thanks, Markus!

Neither of these photographs shows a "wild" forest. In the first photograph there is hazel together with birches; hazel is a remnant of those times when the climate was much warmer here in Finland. Nowadays fir has mostly replaced hazel and oak, but hazel may gain foothold once again.