Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Friday, June 18, 2010

Steps Down to the Boat

This is from a poem of the Swedish playwright, novelist and essayist August Strindberg (1849-1912).

He fled from devastation

and steered his steps down to
the boat. Footprints in the sand !

He cursed and wanted to flee, but

then he noticed that he was cursing
himself and then he under-
stood why the gulls and the viper
and the others fled, and he trod
again in his own tracks, for surely
he couldn't flee from himself.

Monday, June 7, 2010

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Too cold for a boat trip

Spring is late in Finland this year ... it's cold, rain and snow...and not much of the sunbeams. So there will not be any boat trip for me... yet.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010


Not so big snowdrift perhaps, but it is pretty cool. Looks like someone has put it there in the sun, on the edge of the fence.

Old Diesel Pump

I have been told that this was the first gas pump in Pietarsaari, imported from the USA in the 50s. Glad that it's still there, as a memory from days gone by.


I can't the name of the bush to which this fluffy flower is attached at.
Fluffy means "light, airy and soft", which fits well on this little cutie.