Friday, August 10, 2018



fresh waters
licking
cleaning gravel



Visited my friend again.
This picture is from his cottage by Deatnu.

Deatnu, lappish, meaning The Big River. In Finnish Teno.




Tuesday, June 05, 2018


mosquitoes, I
awake, sweating at night...
haunted morning



We just visited my mother-in-law (93 years).
Eastern Finland (Ilomantsi & Lake Koitere).
Two last days, or nights, were occupied by some angry mosquitos...


Ps2:
Usually I don't use so many dots in so short texts, but here I had to.

Monday, April 30, 2018



In the blue sky
not any single clouds --
dusty wind



This is from my old notebook eleven years ago.
Saved this text, here is one possible version:

closed door
keeping the dusts outside -
this fierce wind


Friday, February 23, 2018


Snowflakes ...
as mosquitoes
in the summer



Sunday, December 31, 2017

Early darkened evening


sitting 

         & 

             watching  




    year's end








Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Tomorrow!



winter solstice --
a good time for our sun
to wake up earlier



Merry Christmas
&
a Cheerful New Year!



See this from Wiki!

Wednesday, September 27, 2017





river's other side
listening at noon
how the time flows

Saturday, July 15, 2017


nightly shadows -
a tired white cat
returning home





Tuesday, July 04, 2017



summer holiday -
vileness by the lake
& bright sun




At first this was my comment in Joseph Massey's Facebook.

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Global Freezing

Finland, and some parts of Europe, got a long and cold spring.

Coldest for a hundred years, they say.

Continuous jet streams directly from north Pole area.

I'm calling this climate as a Global Freezing.





trying to sleep --
a cold polar airstream
not willing to


Tuesday, May 02, 2017



post-owned
by a mighty pine -
magpie´s twig-home


Saturday, April 22, 2017






magpie's nest,
well aired home --
a late spring



http://www.climate.net.nz/heating-and-cooling/keep-your-home-well-ventilated-this-winter/#

Tuesday, April 18, 2017




Easter ...
celebrating
the global freezing




Visited my mother-in-law at Vinkara, Kivilahti, at Ilomantsi. (Eastern Finland.)

The word "vinkara" is said to be an old Sami or Lappish word. They are supposed to live there some thousand years ago, after the ice age. Just some names left. Vinkara means a hill with some kind of freezing wind. Nowadays there are some Sami-people (Lappish) living in Northern part of Finland, Sweden and Norway and Russia. I have some friends among them over there.

Sunday, January 22, 2017



a friendly crow
flying silently -
all alone


Thursday, December 22, 2016

Happy Christmas 2016!




rounded light
getting higher -
Good Christmas!

Saturday, December 17, 2016

which way?




an icy silence - -
how much water
flowing anyway?

Monday, August 29, 2016


windy August day -
the sun slowly moving
westwards



Monday, May 02, 2016


old friend of mine ...
yearly income tax
papers

Juhani Tikkanen

Shiki April 2016 Free Format theme was "friend"


Friend is something or some-one you will meet every year?

Sunday, May 01, 2016

Tikkis April Kigo 2016



our old sun
after vernal equinox
migrating back



(Photo added May 1st 2016)

Tuesday, April 05, 2016

March Kigo entry by Tikkis


canoeing
down the river
driftwood


March 2016 Kigo subject was "DRIFTWOOD"