Archive for February 10th, 2010

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#41 a play of light and shadow

The sun invited me for an afternoon walk today. It is noticeable how shadows on the snow are getting sharper and longer with the bright sunlight. Light and shadow – interconnected and interdependent opposites, bound together in an endless cycle. Where one ends the other begins.

I also liked the contrast between the young and thin, and old, darker and thicker birch trunks. The birch is my favourite Finnish tree because of its changing seasonal look, as opposed to the more common evergreens. We are really lucky in our country with about 60 % of the land area covered with forest and trees.

Birch trees, preferably by a lake or the sea, are an integral part of the landscape of my Finnish soul.

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