Saturday, June 25, 2011

Reidar Särestöniemi 1925 - 1981

Artist Reidar Särestöniemi lived at Kittilä. One of his ateliers in the photo. That area is as a museum now, there is also a good cafe. By the river Ounasjoki also his childhood-home left as a museum. (Near this house.)

in the forest
one man's house -
& some mosquitoes

Some more photos here:
and here:

and here:

Friday, June 17, 2011

Lassagammi & Ailu

Some 40 years ago I visited many times my friend Ailu. At that times he lived (when stayed in Finland) in Pättikkä, place by the Swedish border in Finland's Lappland.

Ailu (Nils-Aslak Valkeapää) died a couple years ago. He built a new house over there, Skibotn in Norway, just before he died. That building is now sort of artists' residence.

nobody at home -
with the wind
a soft sound

Have a look:

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

A holiday trip to Norwegian side today. My wife asked at what time we will return to this cottage. "Before the sunset" was my answer. (It is not so long trip, but because of reindeers wandering on the roads etc.)

breakfast egg
cloudy side up claims
it's a good moorning

Monday, June 13, 2011

Peaceful countryside

I have spent several days now just traveling all around our Lappland... Now staying in the middle Lappland, near Swedish border. We hired a cottage here.

the wind, either,
not allowed
to rest

Our car in the parking lot is so happy; the sun warming her days and nights. A hay(na)ku:

all over
the unsleepy sun

As you know, the sunrise here was around May 23rd, and next sunset will be around 18th. July. This place is 68 Degs North. (Muonio.)

where to wander

Friday, June 03, 2011

That hasty bird
not at all acquainted
with my ideas?

Not so frequently online; I'm visiting Lappland, returning southwards next week.