D Is For Dimma.


Dimma.

Swedish for fog. This fogtograph is taken in April 2017 from Taivallahti cliffs towards the Meilahti hospital area in Helsinki. Click for full size!

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Comments

  1. says

    This should be more E for Extraordinary. I love the mood of this picture. That tree looks so dramatic! I can almost hear the werewolves howling.

  2. says

    That tree really is something, I keep staring at it. I love seeing trees when they are bare, because you can see all the beautiful branch structure. Now that I think on it, that would make a great scene in a Witcher video, wouldn’t it?

  3. Ice Swimmer says

    Thank you, Caine and Charly.

    I’ve made a mistake, the cliffs are Humallahti cliffs, not Taivallahti cliffs, the bay Taivallahti is more to the south and the bay to the north of the island Rajasaari is the bay Humallahti (hop bay).

    The chain in the left is put up around a cairn-type Bronze Age grave.

  4. Ice Swimmer says

    Marcus Ranum @ 6

    Thank you!

    I can almost see a werewolf on that pedestrian crossing and the ghost of Bronze Age chief or matron just jaywalking straight over the street.

    Whoever was buried there in the grave may have been your ancestor, my ancestor or rq’s ancestor. Or a nth cousin m times removed.

  5. voyager says

    What a moody photo. I love it. It’s almost like the tree in the foreground is warning you to be careful about going into the mist.

  6. lumipuna says

    That impressive looking tree is not only bare, but dead -- it seems to be a recently deceased pine.

    Dead pine trees often remain standing for a while, shedding their bark and fine branches, turning into a weathered trunk called kelo in Finnish. This one isn’t quite there yet.

  7. Ice Swimmer says

    lumipuna @ 12

    I think you’re right. My memory of that photo trip is a bit foggy, but I’m getting vague recollections that it was indeed a dead pine. The shape is right.

    Snag is the English word for kelo.

  8. Nightjar says

    What an enchanting photo, Ice Swimmer, there is something about that tree that really captures my attention. And I agree with Caine, Dimma is a much better word than both fog and the Portuguese nevoeiro.

    It also just occurred to me that I have never done an alphabet round. I’ve thought about it but never got around to doing it. Hm… maybe I could start mine when you finish yours… :)

  9. Ice Swimmer says

    Thank you, Nightjar!

    Dimma is pronounced like this. (En is a singular indefinite article (a/an) in Swedish.)

  10. Nightjar says

    Caine, I will consider it! Can’t promise to do it daily, though. I will have to think about frequency and also about language and then I will let you know :)

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