Harakka in Autumn: Chapter 16

It’s time to put away your worries for a while and take a walk with Ice Swimmer. Today we’re going up.

Chapter 16 – Top and Around

Odd Spruce Revisited ©Ice Swimmer, all rights reserved

The spruce is odd because it has an even number of crowns. The deciduous trees behind the spruce are hiding the wetland.

Benches and Bushes ©Ice Swimmer, all rights reserved

We are looking roughly east as my shadow is in the frame. The wooden building is the janitor’s house. The walls of Särkkä are peeking in the upper right corner.

Autumn Colours Northeast ©Ice Swimmer, all rights reserved

In this picture both the janitor’s house and the telegraph station can be seen in the left. The sign is telling about the work of sculpture called Sabotage by H.R. Giger. I haven’t photographed the sculpture because of copyright reasons. Photos of it can be found with a simple search.

RORO in the Distance ©Ice Swimmer, all rights reserved

Now we are next to the “odd” spruce, south of the top. The wooden building is Vellamo. The ship (a RORORORORO car/cruise ferry) has just started its journey to Stockholm, Sweden, arriving there next morning.

Fog, Sun and Walls ©Ice Swimmer, all rights reserved

Back on the northern side of the top. Seeing the same place we saw in the third installment in a new light.

Artists’ Building with Autumn Sun ©Ice Swimmer, all rights reserved

The theme “in a new light” continues.

This is the penultimate part of this series. In the last part, we take a look on Sea, Sky and light and say goodbye to Harakka.

Harakka in Autumn: Chapter 15


  1. rq says

    The light is absolutely wonderful. And I love the contrast between the light in these photos and the light in the Spring post, it’s all such wonderful sunlight, but the textures and feelings are so different!

  2. Nightjar says

    The light is indeed wonderful and it makes the autumn colours of the vegetation look even more beautiful. The second photo is a good example of that and probably my favourite of this chapter.

  3. springa73 says

    Nice! The double-crowned spruce caught my attention because I have a spruce with 2 crowns in my yard next to my house! My neighborhood, though, isn’t quite as picturesque.

  4. Ice Swimmer says

    Thank you, all.

    I must agree with rq about the light in the spring post. There is a difference in feel, spring is hopeful, new and a bit raw, while the autumn light has this tinge of melancholy, ripeness, mellowness and warm colours.

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