Monday, July 28, 2014

The very soul in all my senses ache

We arrived in Kilpisjärvi on July 15, driving there from Rovaniemi, where the night train from Helsinki stopped in the morning. When we arrived in Kilpisjärvi, there was rain and thunder.

Later that evening the rain eased up. The weather forecast promised about two hours of clearer weather near Salmivaara fell. I went for a walk with my daughter, walking to the top of the fell which was close to the place we were renting.

I'm posting here photographs taken during the walk to Salmivaara fell. There will be also a second posting of photographs taken during the walk.

Later we learned that a teenage boy had got hit by lightning on top of the Saana fell on July 15th. Saana is visible in the photographs; the profile of the fell is easy to recognize.

(Posting title is from the poem Laus Veneris by Algernon Charles Swinburne.)

3 comments:

Kay Douglas said...

I was with the boy who was struck that day. He and his family are friends of ours. I performed CPR on him and still bear the physical and mental scars from that day.

Kay Douglas said...

I was with the boy who was struck that day. He and his family are friends of ours. I performed CPR on him and still bear the physical and mental scars from that day.

Juha Haataja said...

Well, that must have been quite an ordeal. The thunder circled around Kilpisjärvi that afternoon and evening, changing the weather rapidly on the fells.