Sunday, October 22, 2017

Evidence is always good to gather

The photographs were taken on September 7th.

This morning I did some walking, and took photographs. There was once again frost, and some fog.

(Posting title is from a poem by Lisa Grunberger.)

Saturday, October 21, 2017

But he said that’s not the point of the story

The photograph was taken on September 30th.

This morning was cold, -3.5 °C when I started walking. There was plenty of frost, and small puddles and ponds had ice on top. Almost all leaves have fallen off trees, and the remaining will probably fall down during this weekend.

What happens in the USA shows that there is no bottom to the depravity of Donald Trump and his minions (including almost all of the GOP). Lies, lies, lies - and when they get caught, as inevitably happens, they don't learn anything.

(Posting title is from the poem Deepwater by Holly Corfield Carr.)

Friday, October 20, 2017

Those months come down to moments or small plots

The photograph was taken on September 30th.

We had a cold night, and there was frost and ice in the morning. I walked for two hours in Petikko, and before sunrise I saw four white-tailed deer, having a bite at a field. I wonder how bright the deer are, as last weekend there was a hunt going on around those same fields. Perhaps they know that it is not safe only on weekends.

(Posting title is from the poem English Sonnet by Chelsea Rathburn.)

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Ability to hover there over

The photograph was taken on September 30th.

Today I got the bicycle back from the repair shop. It turned out the some water had leaked inside the Nexus 8 gear hub, and there was plenty of rust. The hub has been cleaned and oiled, but it may be that it will stop working rather soon. That is a pity. But at least today it worked finely. I have studded winter tires in the bicycle, so I'm ready for winter. Next week there might even be some snow, according to weather forecasts.

(Posting title is from the poem Dynamic Positioning by Juliana Spahr.)

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

By the light of dawn, and in my blues

The photographs were taken at Torronsuo National Park on September 25th.

The weather forecast promises some sunshine for today and tomorrow. That would be great.

(Posting title is from the poem Live With Me by Massive Attack.)

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

I think I know the kind of thing

The photographs were taken at Torronsuo National Park on September 25th.

This morning I walked for two hours in Luukki, exploring the late autumn landscape. During the night the temperature had dropped below 0 °C, as there was frost on the ground in some places.

(Posting title is from the poem Godolphin Horne, Who was Cursed with the Sin of Pride, and Became a Boot-Black by Hilaire Belloc.)

Monday, October 16, 2017

Buddha, bring me another

The photographs were taken at Torronsuo National Park on September 25th.

This is a vacation week. I'll be doing some walking. Today I'll take the bicycle to a repair shop, to make it ready for winter.

(Posting title is from the poem Lines Written on Nursery Wall by Sandra Simonds.)

Sunday, October 15, 2017

I see you're already lower-casing him...

The photographs were taken on September 24th.

My left arm is still a bit sore after the flu shot, but there have been no other symptoms, as expected. The weather has been rather wet, but for today the forecast promises even some sunshine. That is good to have.

The vindictiveness of Donald Trump and his minions (or rather frenemies) is becoming more and more apparent. The clown is willing to go to any lengths to harm those people who are not willing to ingratiate and brownnose him.

(Posting title is from the poem Birthday Blues by Mark Rudman.)

Saturday, October 14, 2017

I will not transmit

The photographs of autumn colors were taken on September 24th.

On Friday I took influenza vaccine, for the first time ever. The arm is a bit sore at the place where the shot was given, but there are no other symptoms. After two weeks the vaccine should be active. Apparently it should be reasonably effective, but one never knows. On the other hand, I don't even remember when I had influenza for the last time. Must be 10-15 years ago.

(Posting title is from the poem H1N1 by Robyn Schiff.)

Friday, October 13, 2017

Though the little peace

The photographs were taken in Luukki on September 23rd.

I have got 5,247 km riding the bicycle this year. The new waterproof coat seems to be excellent. There is a front pocket, excellent for storing keys, and the light yellow color with reflective stripes is much better than the dark red of the old one, which wasn't so good during the dark season. I hope the coat is at least as durable as the old one, which lasted three years.

(Posting title is from the poem That Strait-Jacket Case by Frederick Bock.)

Thursday, October 12, 2017

He was bleary-eyed

The photograph was taken in Luukki on September 23rd.

Today I commuted by car and train, because of meetings. In the morning the temperature was at 1 °C, the coldest day so far this autumn.

(Posting title is from the poem The Resident Poet by Thomas Carper.)

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Rising like a nameless feature

The photograph was taken at University of Helsinki on September 22nd.

I have been buying new clothes for commuting by bicycle. Both my waterproof jacket and autumn/spring gloves got worn out, with holes in the fabric and tears in the seams. Today I used for the first time the new waterproof jacket, and it rained both in the morning and in the afternoon.

(Posting title is from the poem Jacket Photograph by Elizabeth Holmes.)

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

I am not absolute. If so, it doesn’t figure.

The photographs were taken at Bank of Finland in Helsinki on September 22nd. They have rather impressive art pieces inside the building.

(Posting title is from the poem A Thousand Words by Daryl Hine.)

Monday, October 9, 2017

They grew non-silent and then silent

The photographs were taken in Petikko on September 16th.

This week is rather rainy, but luckily I didn't get very wet when commuting by bicycle in the morning. It remains to be seem how it turn out tomorrow.

(Posting title is from the poem You May Visit the Cosmos but You May Not Speak of It (or on the Tackiness of Elegy) by Ken Chen.)

Sunday, October 8, 2017

See and if I only could

The photographs were taken on September 10th while I visited Hatanpää Arboretum in Tampere.

I have taken quite a lot of photographs this weekend as well. Autumn colors are prominent, and there is a lot of variety in the landscape. And lots of details to explore with a camera.

(Posting title is from the song Running Up That Hill by Kate Bush.)

Saturday, October 7, 2017

None of us will ever take the transiberian train

On September 10th I visited Hatanpää Arboretum in Tampere.

(Posting title is from the poem Cordelia, or ‘A Poem Should Not Mean, But Be’ by Veronica Forrest-Thomson.)

Thursday, October 5, 2017

War's a horrid thing, now look

The photographs were taken at Tampere on September 10th.

Today was once again a rainy day, but I didn't get wet while commuting by bicycle. There are a lot of wet fallen leaves on the road, making it slippery when braking. The commute takes now 50 minutes, but in the summer it took only 40 minutes when the conditions were optimal.

(Posting title is from the poem Once you clear the bodies by Luke Wright.)

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

The storm in your bright eyes

The photographs were taken at Tampere on September 10th.

It rained also today, but in the morning there was a break in the rain when I commuted by bicycle, and in the afternoon even the sun appeared. I need to do some repairs to the bicycle quite soon, but it should last two weeks, until I have some vacation days.

(Posting title is from the song City Lights by Blanche.)

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

And we're cursing his staff for incompetent swine

The photographs were taken at Niihama outdoor area in Tampere on September 9th.

Today I was somewhat lazy and commuted by car and train. It rained over 20 mm during the day, and the temperature was 8 °C, with plenty of wind. For tomorrow the weather forecast promises more rain, but not quite as much as we got today.

The posting title refers to Trump and his minions, of course.

(Posting title is from the poem The General by Siegfried Sassoon.)

Monday, October 2, 2017

Continues to paint

The photographs were taken at Niihama outdoor area in Tampere on September 9th.

It starts to be the time of the year when the number of people commuting by bicycle starts to decrease. On the other hand, some people have already installed studded winter tires to the bicycle, and are thus prepared for the slippery roads.

(Posting title is from the poem Willem DeKooning Declared Incompetent by Elizabeth Seydel Morgan.)