Sunday, December 31, 2017

Early darkened evening




    year's end

Wednesday, December 20, 2017


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

by a mighty pine -
magpie´s twig-home

Saturday, April 22, 2017

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

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Easter ...
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

Monday, May 02, 2016

old friend of mine ...
yearly income tax

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

down the river

March 2016 Kigo subject was "DRIFTWOOD"

Saturday, April 02, 2016

iced dew drops
morning sun

My Shiki Kigo entry March 2016

Key word was "DEW"

Friday, March 11, 2016

a noisy bird
keeping the whole forest

Shiki Free Format Febr. 2016, "SLEEPLESS NIGHT"

Tuesday, February 02, 2016

Free format January 2016

frozen river ...
thick ice
moving nowhere

Free Format Theme was MOVING WATER

Sunday, January 31, 2016

an unread electric bill ...
New Year's candle

January 2016 Shiki kukai, subject was First Reading.

Japanese people traditionally select some personally meaningful material to read on January 2; reading it is called the first reading of the year.

burnout candle -

(an unpublished Tikkis 2016)