About Disappearances

I did not want to disappear so that nobody ever finds me. I disappeared to find time, and I’m afraid to report that time to do all things I love is still not enough.

Mountains to disappear to...

Mountains to disappear to…

Then a post by Suvi, one the bloggers I enjoy reading inspired me to write this post. As I’ve mentioned on the “About” page that I started this blog in order to keep up with friends and family. But this exercise went beyond my immediate friends and family, I’ve met so many wonderful people through this blog and that’s why I feel slightly guilty for my disappearance and inconsistent blogging schedule. I simply do not have enough time at this point to keep up with two blogs.

lakes and swamps another story

lakes and swamps another story

Yes, I have two blogs. The idea of mixing business and personal never appealed much to me, which is of course, ridiculous considering that poetry is sort of personal in nature. This, however does not mean that every poem I write is autobiographical. I simple mean there’s always a piece of self revealed in a poem one writes, and people understand poetry in their own way or don’t even like the genre.

so are the forests

so are the forests

It is one of the reasons, I never imposed my poetry into this personal blog. But now that I can’t keep up with posting on both, I think it fair to provide a link to the poetry blog for readers, who are interested to make contact there, and as I post there weekly. And as Suvi puts it, “Before, I was very wary of my privacy…These days I don’t give a hoot!”

and the act of disappearing off into imaginary worlds.

and the act of disappearing off into imaginary worlds.

I remain grateful for your support and that you continue to read this blog, even when I’m not around. Time schedules will hopefully settle in the future and I’ll able to resume a decent blogging pace, but for now you can find here and here. It would be lovely to connect.

And last, I would love hear how you balance blogging or writing in general.

Enjoy what is left of the weekend, folks!

Fierce But Gentle Nature

The mountains, the forest, and the sea, render men savage; they develop the fierce, but yet do not destroy the human. ~ Victor Hugo

The Mountains

The Mountains

Outeniqua Mountains found in George, South Africa do look fierce and protective.

The Forest

The Forest

I have mentioned it before that Finland is a land of forests and lakes. Kuopio, Finland is one example of a city with forests that makes for a beautiful landscape all year round.

The Sea

The Sea

Ernest Hemingway’s book, The Old Man and the Sea, comes to mind when I look at this picture. In any case, this is the Baltic Sea route to Copenhagen, Denmark.

I usually depict nature or wilderness as an answer when I seek solitude. This time I tried to capture natural features that make some locations attractive, whilst not forgetting that nature can be cruel as well.

For more on fierce interpretation, please visit Ailsa.

Writing

Aah, writing! I won’t babble on about it; writing is on the wall…

Writing on the wall

Writing on the wall

Of course, I would love to hear your interpretations of this text. 🙂

A splendid weekend!

For more interpretation of the theme, please visit Ailsa.

Sport

The score never interested me, only the game.”

~ Mae West

I don’t consider myself a sporty type and yet I’m always on the move, not to keep scores but to marvel at the wonders of nature.

Rowing and Canoeing

Rowing and Canoeing

I cannot begin to tell you how playing in the snow does for my thighs, legs and calves!

Snowshoeing

Snowshoeing

Doing things in extremes is not my goal but with cross country skiing, I can cover distances.

Skiing

Skiing

And my best is hiking. We don’t keep scores out there in the wild, just pitting mind and body against each other. The reward; inexpressible joy.

Hiking

Hiking

 

Hope you enjoy your weekend folks, whatever activities you participate in.

Please visit Ailsa for more sports activities.

 

Stillness

Within you, there is a stillness and a sanctuary to which you can retreat at anytime and be yourself.

~ Hermann Karl Hesse

Harbour in the evening

Harbour in the evening

 

I’ve been quiet. Finnish summer urges me to be silent (at least, in the blogsphere) because it’s short, best time to travel, and be still in nature. Some of my blogger friends know this already.

Happy Summer everyone in the Northern Hemisphere. And down South, may your days be filled with winter’s stillness!

Breathe

Wilderness provides with plenty of space to breathe.

Kilpisjärvi, Lapland

Lakes and Fells

Nature is abundant with wonder that stops me in my tracks, and I take a deep breath.

Yoga pose, perhaps?

Yoga pose, perhaps?

Forest and lake nearby inspires me to walk slowly and breathe.

Neighbourhood

Neighbourhood

And a splash of colour compensates for all the pollen in the air.

The Tulips

The Tulips

When you own your breath, nobody can steal your peace.” ~ Author Unknown

For more on the theme, visit Ailsa.