Harakka in Autumn: Chapter 14

We’re back on Harakka with Ice Swimmer, but we’re not on the top of the island as predicted in the previous post, Chapter 13 – Interlude III, Mystery Path. That chapter was mistakenly published out of order by this administrator. We’ll get to the top of the island on March 4/19 in Chapter 16 – Top and Around. My apologies to Ice Swimmer.

Chapter 14 – Wetland

Wetland ©Ice Swimmer, all rights reserved

There is a valley near the southeastern shore. In the valley, there are wetlands.

Boardwalk ©Ice Swimmer, all rights reserved

A boardwalk goes over the wetland, which would be quit impassable otherwise.

Reflected ©Ice Swimmer, all rights reserved

While the water may be dark, it isn’t muddy.

Swampressionism ©Ice Swimmer, all rights reserved

An impressionistic photo wasn’t what I was trying to take, but it was what I got.

Bulrush ©Ice Swimmer, all rights reserved

I have always like bulrushes. The velvety spike of the bulrush fascinated me already as a kid. The kind of bulrush with the velvety spike is called osmankäämi (the name means “wolverine’s coil”, “osma” is an old word for wolverine, in modern parlance “ahma”) in Finnish.

Nestbox ©Ice Swimmer, all rights reserved

I wonder if the person who put up the nest box managed to do it without getting wet?

Look Outside the Wetland ©Ice Swimmer, all rights reserved

I’m not sure anymore, is this a look east or west, but it is a look outside from the wetland.

In the next installment, we’ll revisit the eastern shore.

Chapter 13 – Mystery Path


  1. Nightjar says

    Lovely shots. I do like the Swampressionism one, but my favourite is the one before it. A really beautiful combination of colours, light and reflections.

  2. voyager says

    “Reflected” also looks very swampressionistic to me. Both shots are gorgeous. The bulrushes are also nice and just like DonDueed, I grew up calling them cattails.

  3. Ice Swimmer says

    Thank you, all.

    The name cattail suits the bulrushes well.

    Voyager, I couldn’t ask for better care than you’ve taken with handling the mishap. Thank you.

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