Sunday, July 15, 2018

Echoes of words

The photographs were taken on June 3rd.

Today is a hot day, temperature is 30 °C, and rising. In the morning I rode the bicycle for 1 1/2 hours, and even then it was quite warm. This week I have got 13 1/2 hours of exercise, of which two hours walking and the rest riding the bicycle.

(Posting title is from the poem Grand Canyon by William Haskell Simpson.)

Saturday, July 14, 2018

Feeling warmth on your cheek as you spread

The photographs were taken on June 3rd.

The weather is rather warm, up to 27 °C in the afternoon, and even though the nights are cooler, the house retains plenty of warmth.

(Posting title is from the poem The Grand Silos of the Sacramento by Lawson Fusao Inada.)

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Save the people, save the children, save the country now

The photograph was taken on June 2nd in the forests around Tyttömäki hill in Vantaa.

This morning I rode the bicycle for 1 1/2 hours, exploring the landscape along river Vantaa.

(Posting title is from the song Save the country by Laura Nyro.)

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

We're not the ones who're meant to follow

The photographs were taken on June 2nd in the forests around Tyttömäki hill in Vantaa.

(Posting title is from the song American Idiot by Green Day.)

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

With big eyes

The photographs were taken on May 26th in Sipoonkorpi National Park.

(Posting title is from the poem Coquí by Carmen Bernier-Grand.)

Monday, July 9, 2018

Shot from their souls like a gun

The photograph was taken on May 26th in Sipoonkorpi National Park.

(Posting title is from the song The Ballad Of Oxford, Mississippi by Phil Ochs.)

Sunday, July 8, 2018

You are still falling

The photographs were taken on May 26th in Sipoonkorpi National Park.

I rode the bicycle for 2 1/2 hours this morning. So far this year I have got 3,067 km riding the bicycle.

(Posting title is from the poem Like van Gogh, I Can’t Begin in Prose by Primus St. John.)

Friday, July 6, 2018

So like this page

The photographs were taken on May 26th in Sipoonkorpi National Park.

The weather is warming up, but there is still a little bit of rain today. I'n not yet decided whether to ride the bicycle or to go for a walk today.

(Posting title is from the poem Sestina: Like by A. E. Stallings.)

Thursday, July 5, 2018

They’ll see how beautiful I am

The photograph was taken on May 26th in Sipoonkorpi National Park.

During the night we got about 5 mm of rain, but this should be a somewhat sunny day. I'm planning to ride the bicycle, but don't know yet where.

(Posting title is from the poem I, Too by Langston Hughes.)

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Aftershocks of some electric message

The photographs were taken on May 26th in Sipoonkorpi National Park.

Yesterday evening I got the new Specialized Sport MTB shoes, and this morning I tried them out, riding the bicycle for almost two hours. The shoes felt fine, even somewhat better than the old ones that failed after one year of use, due to the buckle breaking.

(Posting title is from the poem Variation 17: Like Waking by Alice B. Fogel.)

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

The anguish of the earth absolves our eyes

The photographs were taken on May 20th.

This morning we got some heavy rain, but in the afternoon there might be even sunshine.

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

Monday, July 2, 2018

And who is ready for that?

The photographs were taken on May 20th.

We are getting some rain today. I went for a walk before the rain started. It was cool, 12 °C, and wind that made it feel cooler.

(Posting title is from the poem to the notebook kid by Eve L. Ewing.)

Sunday, July 1, 2018

And get on my tracks

The photographs were taken on May 20th.

(Posting title is from the song Crazy Little Thing Called Love by Queen.)

Saturday, June 30, 2018

My head turns to the left and it moves

The photographs were taken on May 19th in Nuuksio.

Today I rode the bicycle to Nurmijärvi, enjoying the summer landscape. It was sunny but cool, 14 °C. So far this year I have got 2,905 km riding the bicycle.

(Posting title is from the poem Captain Lovell by Gabrielle Calvocoressi.)

Friday, June 29, 2018

For all the world like honest

The photographs were taken on May 19th in Nuuksio.

We are getting some rain today, and temperature dropped from 26 °C to 14 °C.

(Posting title is from the poem Eyes Like Leeks by Linda Gregerson.)

Thursday, June 28, 2018

No one really wants a king anyway

The photographs were taken on May 19th in Nuuksio, visiting nine lakes north of Siikajärvi: Kolperinlampi, Sikoilampi, Sarvilampi, Iso-Holma, Pitkä Saarijärvi, Ympyrkäinenlampi, Holma-Saarijärvi, Kukkoilampi and Kolmoislammit. I saw two nesting pairs of Gavia stellata.

(Posting title is from the poem What it Look Like by Terrance Hayes.)

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

I’d like to see it that way

The photographs were taken in Vaakkoi on May 12th. You may wonder how it is possible that in one photograph there are lingonberries and in another blueberry flowers.

(Posting title is from the poem I’d Like to See It by Norman Fischer.)

Monday, June 25, 2018

I would like to describe a light

The photographs were taken in Vaakkoi on May 12th.

(Posting title is from the poem I Would Like to Describe by Zbigniew Herbert.)

Sunday, June 24, 2018

To wake into a slumberous tenderness

The photographs were taken in Sipoonkorpi National Park on May 11th.

This morning I rode the bicycle for 1 1/2 hours, visiting Espoo, riding from Leppävaara to Oittaa.

(Posting title is from the poem The Eve of St. Agnes by John Keats.)

Saturday, June 23, 2018

Left to our own devices, we devise

The photographs were taken in Sipoonkorpi National Park on May 11th.

This morning I rode the bicycle for two hours, around the airport. The wind was rather strong.

(Posting title is from the poem Lines to Accompany Flowers for Eve by Carolyn Kizer.)

Friday, June 22, 2018

I caught a little rhyme

The photographs were taken in Sipoonkorpi National Park on May 11th.

Today is a cool and rainy day, befitting the traditional Midsummer's Eve celebrations in Finland.

(Posting title is from the poem Catch a Little Rhyme by Eve Merriam.)

Thursday, June 21, 2018

And this is an alien city

The photograph was taken in Sipoonkorpi National Park on May 11th.

This morning I walked for 2 1/2 hours in Sipoonkorpi national park, around Fiskträsk lake. I didn't meet anyone else on the paths, some of which were so small as to be almost nonexistent.

My 4G wifi router is broken due to the battery swelling and breaking the device. I need to buy a new one, and it won't be made by ZTE.

(Posting title is from the poem A London Thoroughfare. 2 A.M. by Amy Lowell.)

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

You watch their brains navigate channels

The photograph was taken in Sipoonkorpi National Park on May 11th.

(Posting title is from the poem I Move through London Like a Hotep by Raymond Antrobus.)

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

And leave to thee such treasury

The photographs were taken in Sipoonkorpi National Park on May 11th.

(Posting title is from the poem A Communication Which the Author Had to London, Before She Made Her Will by Isabella Whitney.)

Monday, June 18, 2018

Could have been anyplace

The photograph of a Giant's kettle was taken in Sipoonkorpi National Park on May 11th.

(Posting title is from the poem London Crossfigured by Lawrence Ferlinghetti.)