Mielikki

It’s 16 degrees but since there’s hardly any wind, it feels much hotter.

We sat this afternoon by a tarn where we saw birds landing and sipping water. I’m not sure they saw us, we stood still. Even mosquitoes left us alone.

This morning, we went into the woods, it was delightful. You can feel we’re getting close to the summer solstice, the vegetation has become extravagant . I had this song in my head while going through the woods, it’s called Mielikki and it’s by a Finnish band called Suden Aika. I love women’s choirs, they bring tears to my eyes, so much power and yet… so much grace. Mielikki is the Finnish goddess of the woods.

An a few photos from these past few days. As you can see, we’re in a pocket of nice weather (it won’t last).