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A foreigner living in Finland -

Waking up this morning I was surprised to see that the flag was hoisted outside my window and I began to wonder what the reason for the flagging was.To my awe I found out it was not printed in neither one of my calendars, and I do have two printed Finnish calendars, so turning to the news made me wiser. Today is an optional flagging day, that means it is only recommended to flag and not

Light Scrape -

Flower 1 Flower 2 Flower 3 Flower 4 Flower 5 The photographs were taken on June 4th. I took almost 5,000 photographs while traveling to Lapland. I have imported the photographs to the iMac, but it will take some time to go through them, especially as I had almost 2,000 photographs already waiting for processing. (Posting title is from the poem Bald Eagle Count by Jack Collom.) Posted by Juha Haataja at http://lightscrape.blogspot.com/

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Anemone The photograph was taken on May 7th in Petikko. It is really quite extraordinary that a stupid and dangerous clown is acting as the President of the United States. One shudders what can happen when a man with so diminutive capabilities, without any compassion, needs to make decisions. There is no other way to save the planet than to #resist. (Posting title is from the song We Shall Overcome by Bruce Springsteen.) Posted by Juha Haataja at http://lightscrape.blogspot.com/

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Red Gray The photographs were taken in Petikko on May 7th. Chaos seems to be in charge in the United States. The leaders of the Republican Party say "In God We Trust", but the God they worship is an evil one, reflecting the evil within themselves. (Posting title is from the poem The Good God and the Evil God by Kahlil Gibran.) Posted by Juha Haataja at http://lightscrape.blogspot.com/

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Field 1 Field 2 The photographs were taken at Sipoonkorpi on May 25th with an iPhone SE. Today I didn't get wet when riding the bicycle. There was an intense hail shower with thunder, but that happened before I started commuting back home. (Posting title is from the poem Vivas To Those Who Have Failed: The Paterson Silk Strike, 1913 by Martín Espada.) Posted by Juha Haataja at http://lightscrape.blogspot.com/

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Blue 1 Blue 2 The photographs were taken on May 6th. I have taken over 52,000 photographs with the second Panasonic LX100, but I'm lagging behind with the processing. Today there are over 4,000 photographs waiting. (Posting title is from the poem Bean Spasms by Ted Berrigan.) Posted by Juha Haataja at http://lightscrape.blogspot.com/

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Frog The photograph was taken in Luukki on May 6th. Today the temperature was 3 °C in the morning and 8 °C in the afternoon. When riding the bicycle back home there was strong headwind, 12 m/s, and in gusts up to 18 m/s. The road was littered by twigs and branches fallen from trees. It seems that Trump has three main activities (between the tweets): obey commands from Putin and Russia (and their minions and collaborators) grab pots of money (preferably while playing golf) destroy the federal...

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Sisustusheiniä -

Modern kitchen with spring touch by sisustusheinia featuring glass bottles Tässä on muutama keittiötyyli joista tykkään. Maustemyllytki voivat olla kauniita ja osa sisustusta. Boskken Skyplanterit ovat vaan niin yksinkertaisen nättejä ja käteviä jättäessään pöytätilaa muulle käytölle. Kaiken kruunaa lattian kuviointi.

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Forest 1 Forest 2 The photographs were taken at Luukki on May 1st. This morning the temperature was 6 °C when I commuted by bicycle, and I needed to use winter clothing. On the way home there was a hail shower. (Posting title is from the song "Liar Liar" by Captain SKA.) Posted by Juha Haataja at http://lightscrape.blogspot.com/

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Blue 1 Blue 2 Blue 3 The photographs were taken at Kytäjä-Usmi outdoor area in Hyvinkää on May 13th. Today the temperature rose to 22 °C in the afternoon. There was 8 m/s backwind when commuting by bicycle. Sometimes it is just too easy. (Posting title is from the poem Democracy by Dorianne Laux.) Posted by Juha Haataja at http://lightscrape.blogspot.com/

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Blue 1 Blue 2 Blue 3 The photographs were taken on May 7th in Petikko. Last week I got 11 hours of exercise, most of it when commuting by bicycle. I took a rest day on Saturday. Today it felt good to ride the bicycle, even though it was raining in the afternoon. I admire the attitude of the British people in their approach to terrorism. During the weekend I reserved flights and hotel rooms for visiting London with the children during the summer vacation. We'll spend almost a week there, but it...

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Snow 1 Snow 2 Snow 3 The photographs were taken in Petikko on April 30th. In five days I got 11 1/2 hours of exercise, enjoying the landscape of late spring and early summer. Today I'm planning to take it a little easier. During the winter my weight got up 5 kg, but now it is coming nicely down again. Yesterday I wrote about the danger and stupidity of Trump and his administration. When I woke up this morning and read the news about Jared Kushner and the back-channel to Kremlin, I wasn't...

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Forest 1 Forest 2 Forest 3 The photographs were taken on May 20th at Timmermalmi. This morning I commuted by bicycle through the central park in Helsinki, and got the fastest time so far this year: 38 minutes. This was due to the traffic lights being almost optimal, and a little bit of backwind. One needs to be careful when riding the bicycle, because there are quite a lot of other people on the road, so going faster than this is not feasible. (Posting title is from the poem Was He Married? by...

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View 1 View 2 View 3 The photographs were taken on May 14th in Petikko. The stock market in Finland is doing rather fine. The OMX Helsinki index is +28% from one year ago. I have bought stocks in 41 companies listed in Helsinki, and the value of this investment has grown 35% in one year. Mostly my strategy has been "buy and hold", but I have done some selling as well. For example, India's Motherson Sumi bought Finland's PKC Group, and I got a nice profit as I had bought shares in the company a...

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Flower The photograph was taken at Kytäjä-Usmi on May 13th. I woke up early today, and rode my bicycle to Timmermalmi, exploring the forests and swamps on foot, getting 2 1/2 hours of exercise. Later today I have some more exercise in the program. (Posting title is from the poem Inside the Blues Whale by Afaa Michael Weaver.) Posted by Juha Haataja at http://lightscrape.blogspot.com/

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Cherry 1 Cherry 2 Cherry 3 The photographs were taken on May 20th. In six days I have got 11 1/2 hours of exercise, of which 7 1/2 hours riding the bicycle. I should take a rest day, but there is so much to see out in the forests, swamps, and fields. (Posting title is from the poem culebra canal by Roberto Harrison.) Posted by Juha Haataja at http://lightscrape.blogspot.com/

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Spring 1 Spring 2 The photographs were taken on May 20th. I'm feeling somewhat tired today. I did half an hour of lawn mowing, that is all the exercise so far for today. (Posting title is from the poem I married by Lorine Niedecker.) Posted by Juha Haataja at http://lightscrape.blogspot.com/

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Green The photograph was taken on May 14th in Petikko. On Monday and Tuesday it rained, and the bicycle got dirty. I did some repairs to it, replacing brake pads, and cleaning and lubing the chain. Today was a sunny day, great for commuting by bicycle. (Posting title is from the poem Repression of War Experience by Siegfried Sassoon.) Posted by Juha Haataja at http://lightscrape.blogspot.com/

Yes. No. Maybe. -

Maybe I'll get my inspiration back now that it's spring and summer's near. It's stupid to write without any enthusiasm, so I just need to find all those missing pieces of inspiration and I'll be back!




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Snow 1 Snow 2 Snow 3 The photographs were taken on April 30th. Looking at the United States, one must wonder about the mafia-type structures which are becoming more and more apparent. Trump is completely immersed in this rot and dirtiness, as well as the Republican Party. Where is the land of freedom and opportunity these days? Another thing which is apparent about the corruption is how the United States has turned away from the motto "In God We Trust". Trump and his minions, as well as the...

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Blue 1 Blue 2 The photographs were taken on April 30th. It is getting colder. Today we had 17 °C in the afternoon, and for tomorrow the weather forecast promises 14 °C. Well, at least it isn't too hot for commuting by bicycle. (Posting title is from the poem Duncan by Thom Gunn.) Posted by Juha Haataja at http://lightscrape.blogspot.com/

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Fog The photograph was taken on May 1st in Luukki. This evening I spent some time at Linnanmäki amusement park with the children. The weather was cool, 11 °C, and at 7 pm it started to rain, but it was fine nevertheless. (Posting title is from the poem A Way of Being by Barbara Guest.) Posted by Juha Haataja at http://lightscrape.blogspot.com/

Yes. No. Maybe. -

I think I might dye my hair back to it's original colour. I'm sick of always having to dye the root. And I have to get up in 5 hours. Perfect.

Shake Ur Kitty -

Tosi mukava nähdä kun viimein aurinkokin paistaa! Ja tätähän ollaan odoteltu, eikä kadutkaan, ainakaan täälläpäin, ole enää edes loskaisia! Kohta saa vetäistä kevätpopoja jalkaan, joita olenkin metsästellyt jo aika kasan komeroihini.(voisin lähiakoina esitellä niitä) Mutta sitä ennen esittelen uudet aurinkolasini, jotka nappasin mukaan H&M:ältä eilen:) Elikkä nämä tarttui mukaan. Tuollaisia valkoisia olen jo halunnut pidempäänkin. Hintaa löytyi 5,90, sekä ruskeat...

SO lovely EUROPE -

If you decide to visit France by the train, there are pretty nice deals. By the, do you know that Ryanair now is offering cheap deals to France?:) 20 euros tickets:Clermond FR - ParisMontpellier - ParisAvecy - ParisBrest - ParisGrenoble - Paris Last minute deals:Metz - Paris - 18 eurosSt Brieuc - Paris - 27 eurosLa Rochelle - Paris - 28 eurosMotpellier - Paris - 36 eurosToulouse - Paris - 38

Sí Moda -

Toivottavasti teidän pääsiäinen on alkanut mukavissa merkeissä. Ainakin kelit ovat olleet täällä kaakossa ja ilmeisesti muuallakin Suomessa kohdillaan. Harmi vaan, että en itse ole oikein ehtinyt/päässyt ulkoilemaan, sillä eilinen päivä vierähti Helsingissä ja tänään heräsin ikävä kyllä sellainen kaktus kurkussa, että suunnittelemani aurinkolenkki jäi toteuttamatta. Nyt viidennen teekupillisen, sinkkitablettien sekä muiden tehokeinojen ansiosta alkaa vihdoin tuntua...

Stylespot -

Auringonsäteet alkavat herätellä tätäkin bloggaajaa talvihorroksesta. Ikävä blogin pariin on ollut kova, mutta kaksi vilkasta pikkuista, reilu parisataaneliöinen talo kaikkine töineen ja talven jälkeen vilkastunut seuraelämä ovat vieneet lähes kaiken ajan ja energian. Kun tauko kirjoittamisesta pitkittyy, kasvaa myös kynnys bloggauksen aloittamiseen uudelleen - mikään ei tunnu riittävän suurelta, tärkeältä ja merkitykselliseltä blogiin kirjattavaksi. Tai ehkäpä ne suuret...

GeoLog -

It had been quite some time since I last visited the familial plot of land in the northern reaches of the state.  It was likely late January or early February, when I snowshoed in and replaced a lock on the travel trailer.  At the time, the snow was dry and crunchy from the extended period […]




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