Saturday, June 21, 2014

And what shall we make of it, love, perhaps?

I walked today for two hours in Vaakkoi, exploring the big swamp north of lake Saaren-Musta.

I also checked whether Gavia stellata are still at the lake, and one of the adult birds was there, on the island near water. I didn't see any young ones, but they may have been near the adult. It was rather cold, +9...+12 °C, not a good time for young birds.

I have been thinking about traveling to Lapland next week, but the weather there is even colder than here. In fact, at Saana hill in Lapland the weekly temperature around midsummer has been -2.2 °C! And when you check a camera view of Saana hill, you see a cover of snow there.

(Posting title is from the poem A Date by Kevin McFadden.)

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