Monday, June 15, 2015

But here’s my recent love and pleasure

It has been wet and cool, today the temperature has been at +13 °C or so. I'm commuting by bicycle, wearing shorts and a long-sleeve jersey, which is ok provided that you have warmed up a bit.

These photographs were taken in Sipoonkorpi on May 24th.

(Posting title is from the poem The Phyllis by R. T. Smith.)


Markus said...

Very fine, Juha. As so often I enjoy the quietness in your images, the connection with the earth - here again emphasized throuth excluding the sky. A joy to let the eyes rest and the mind calm down.

Juha Haataja said...

Thank you, Markus!

Well, it isn't quite as quiet in the forests as the photographs may show. There are a lot of birds nesting, and even if some birds didn't come to Finland due to the cold weather, there is still plenty of singing to be heard.

Song of a bird calms the mind, and I feel that applies especially in an environment not disturbed by urban sounds.

Researchers (Timothy Gentner et al.) have found that starlings can be trained to recognize sound patterns based on recursion – the embedding of sentences within sentences - which is the basis of human language. This is quite wonderful.