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Notes from Finland: Spring 2020

28 May 2020 at 10.30pm I hadn't been out tonight so I decided to go for a quick ten minute walk in the evening sun. It's the lightest time of the year and after an overcast day we got a gorgeous, bright evening. The bird cherry is in bloom and I've just seen the first strawberry flowers in the woods, probably some garden escapees because they were too big for wild plants. Lily-of the-valley covers the forest floor, with the last of the wood anemones peaking through the leaves. Nearby woods on 27 May, favourite part of the day About life in Helsinki this spring I seriously thought about writing something that did not even mention, you know, the virus. But that would have been dishonest since it has affected our lives in so many ways. I've been getting this nagging feeling that I should be recording the current events but it's been alleviated a great deal since I realised that everybody is doing it. Photographers taking snapshots of daily life, a loc