Harakka in Autumn: Chapter 12

Ice Swimmer has more rocks to show us and they are full of colour and pattern. Let’s go….

Chapter 12 – Southwestern Rocks on Sunday, II

Details. ©Ice Swimmer, all rights reserved

This part of the rocks comes with stripey details.

Detailed Details. ©Ice Swimmer, all rights reserved

Here is a more detailed look on the details.

Decidous and Evergreen. ©Ice Swimmer, all rights reserved

Many of the broad-leaved trees were exhibiting their deciduousness while, the pines show their evergreenness all through the seasons.

Grain. ©Ice Swimmer, all rights reserved

The pattern is like figured woodgrain.

The Border. ©Ice Swimmer, all rights reserved

Humans are not welcome on the other side. Gulls and geese will keep watch in spring and summer. The dinosaurs were absent in October, but no human was seen trespassing.

In the next installment, we will have walked the path towards east (to the left of the last picture) and we’ll see something completely different.

Harakka in Autumn: Chapter 11


  1. lumipuna says

    Funny, how I’ve grown to take the local rock surfaces for granted -- I once mentally noted from one of Giliell’s photos that rocks actually look different in different areas, and of course some areas have no exposed bedrock at all.

  2. Jazzlet says

    One of the things I like about Affinity is that the posts make me see things I hadn’t noticed :-)

    And yes fine rocks.

  3. avalus says

    This is such a beautiful island. Should I ever visit finland, this is definetly on my list of places to see.

  4. Ice Swimmer says

    Giliell @ 1

    It’s beauty of the aeons. 2 milliard (billion in American) years of age, an ice age about ten millennia ago and waves and ice for a few centuries. Our lives are a blip.

    lumipuna @ 2

    Here it’s so easy to get used to the rounded gray or reddish brown rocks. Even the Reposaari rocks with the nice red sandstone or the more red granite of Åland is fairly similar to the regular rocks around here. I think my first exposure to the other kinds of rocks (bedrock) may have been the Jesus films we watched in religion* lessons in primary school, but I didn’t really think much about that, it was just some desert for me.

    avalus @ 4

    If you visit Helsinki between May and October, it is fairly easy to get there.
    * = In Finland you have religion lessons in public schools according to what your parents’ religious affiliation is. My parents were/are members of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Finland.

  5. Nightjar says

    Oh, but I’m really enjoying this series. These rocks are so unlike those I’m familiar with and I think I’m in love with them.

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