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Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 2, 2013 - 12:22pm PT
Credit: Marlow
My mother ready to go skiing (in front on the right side) and her mother, my grandmother, with equipment for carrying water on the left.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Aug 2, 2013 - 12:40pm PT
Dette er en fantastisk tråd, Marlow, og du har et godt øye.

As well as a refined sense of place. My pleasure to visit.

I climbed in YV in the eighties with a fellow from Eben Junction, MI. His family, the Laaksos, were Finns. He himself, Kelly, was just as small as a guy gets and looked dwarfed by his rack on El Cap. But he was a strong climber, just not wall-savvy.

"See ya to da U.P., eh?" was the sticker on his bumper. I met him in the C4 parking lot, you can BELIEVE IT OR NOT!

MFM
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 2, 2013 - 12:46pm PT
Thanks Mouse. Your Norwegian was perfect. Har du hatt hjelp? Can't just be Google?
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Aug 2, 2013 - 03:04pm PT
Har du hatt hjelp?

Jeg tror saa men kanskje Musen aer ett Rattus norvegicus?


Who says Devil's Lake is the only climbing in Wisconsin?
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 2, 2013 - 03:26pm PT
From the woods: This is for Bats only...

Credit: Marlow

Mouse - Mus eller Rotte - as a matter of translation:

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Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 3, 2013 - 08:37am PT
Wolf tracks
Wolf
Wolf

Bear tracks
Bear
Bear

Guns made by the smith at Bortomaaa farm, Orsa Finnmark, Sweden

Bortomaaa farm: Nine different keys needed to open the door

Grue Finnskog: "Den skal tidlig krøkes som god krok skal bli"
Credit: Marlow

Shooting bear, Dalarna, Sweden, January 1877
Shooting bear, Dalarna, Sweden, January 1877
Shooting bear, Dalarna, Sweden, January 1877
Credit: Joseph Wilhelm Wallander
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 3, 2013 - 08:50am PT
"Neverkont"

Collecting the raw material "never" from birch
Collecting the raw material from Birch. My grandmother Lina to the lef...
Collecting the raw material from Birch. My grandmother Lina to the left.
Credit: Marlow

Working with "never"
Finnskogen - Orsa - Mickels-Olle &#40;1801-1882&#41;
Finnskogen - Orsa - Mickels-Olle (1801-1882)
Credit: Marlow

"Neverkont" in use (my grandmother to the right)
Carrying the product &#40;"neverkont"&#41; on their back. Grandmother ...
Carrying the product ("neverkont") on their back. Grandmother Lina to the right.
Credit: Marlow

"Nerverkont" - still made today, but never in work-related use
Neverkont
Neverkont
Credit: Marlow
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Aug 3, 2013 - 09:01am PT
Ekte Finnskog, ikke sant?

Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 3, 2013 - 09:03am PT
Reilly

Yes, looks exactly like. Is the picture from Finnskogen in Norway, Sweden or Finland?
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Aug 3, 2013 - 09:16am PT
Hahaha, nej, Wisconsin!

Den gammel kahytt...
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 3, 2013 - 09:21am PT
Great place. Is it the family farm?

And what has happened to the photo? (there's a round spot full of colours on the right side, lower part of the photo)
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 4, 2013 - 01:10am PT
The settlement of forest Finns in the central part of Sweden
Credit: Richard Broberg

The settlement of forest Finns in the south-eastern part of Norway
Credit: Richard Broberg

Words: före = before, efter = after
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 4, 2013 - 01:14am PT
Haukugle - Northern Hawk-Owl (Surnia ulula)


Ash and Glow:

Credit: Marlow
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 7, 2013 - 01:08pm PT
"The spruce is blooming well this year", people from the forest say.
They stop where their paths cross in the forest
and are there for each other
with a silent glow of joy in their eyes."

Freely after Hans Børli

Credit: Marlow
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 7, 2013 - 01:18pm PT
Credit: Marlow


I'm standing by the river. It's late at night. I've been walking along the river, fishing, for many hours. The last hour I haven't caught a fish. Darkness is approaching. Colours are fading around me. Mist is starting to spread down the river. I can feel a cold breeze softly touching my cheek. The humming sound from the river is growing deeper. I'm standing in some kind of enthrallment. I'm filled with energy, connected, yet calm. I can sense, I can feel, all of this, and still not, since there is no sense of a separate I. The river flows and the river flows in me. I am the river.
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 8, 2013 - 01:12pm PT
Credit: Roy Tore Fallaas


It is the ephemeral things
that you carry with you:
the shadow of a bird’s wing
crossing the path in front of your foot
the smell of ice and frozen fruit of mountain-ash
an early autumn morning long ago, a word
spoken in the mist and wind
by an open fire
deep inside the moose-fields

It is the ephemeral things
that live inside you
and firmly hold a picture of yourself
and life - shimmering
like beaches reflected
in a flowing river

Freely after Hans Børli

Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 16, 2013 - 10:38am PT
The Forest Finns brought with them many customs from Finland. Sauna, "svedjebruk" (slash-and-burn agriculture), a special kind of rye, the use of "never" from birch as material and so on.

The sauna was often the first building the forest Finns built and the sauna served as a multi purpose house.

Old sauna
Old sauna

The beginning of Urho Kekkonen's book describing the story ot the "Sauna":

"In the beginning was only a heap of rocks. They were heated, they were worshiped. Perhaps they were propitiated, perhaps they were appeased by having water cast upon them.

Rituals have always been an inherent part of the sauna. Once it had become an everyday bathing place, ceremonial uses remained: the bride was bathed in the sauna before the wedding.

The very earliest Finnish woodsmen used the sauna as a multiple purpose building, it was both dwelling and sauna. It could also be used for drying grain.

The first saunas were probably earthen saunas: a pit was dug in the ground and the rocks to be heated were heaped at the bottom. The sides of the pit were reinforced with tree trunks and eventually the entire construction began to rise out of the ground, with walls made of logs.

The functions of the sauna kept increasing: of course the sauna was for washing and bathing and laundring; but it was also a dispensary, where the old cupping women would draw the "evil blood" from the veins with their cupping horns, where painful muscles were massaged, where the children were born and the deceased laid out to be washed. Flax was dried in the sauna, hams and mutton were cured, and malt was dried. The sauna was the source of indispensable hot water. The water was warmed on the hot rocks, or in the hot-water cauldron.

The old saunas were often very large, 25 square meters up to 40 square meters. The door was at the gable end of the sauna and led directly into the sauna-room with it's earthen floor."...

Urho Kekkonen and the book Sauna
Urho Kekkonen and the book Sauna

The Helsinki Yacht Club and Bar - Finntown/Butte - Montana - where the annual naming of St. Urho takes place... And: Yes, there are saunas in there :-) Posted by Mojede on the Finland thread.

Credit: Mojede
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 21, 2013 - 12:13pm PT

Look - the lake's shining with scarlet
from the land of the sunsetting sky.
And bright as a piece of old silver
is the diver's red-throated cry.

Hans Børli


Smaalom (Gavia Stellata - Red-throated Loon )

Filmed by Gunnar Fernqvist, Sweden.
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 22, 2013 - 01:12pm PT
The Forests' Song

It sounds so sad on the moor at night:
the forests' song.
Its lyrics are written in gold twilight
where the weary sun sinks out of sight
over the desolate highlands.

I stop and listen. - I hear a note:
the forests' song.
A trembling cry from the wild bird's throat,
a murmuring brook where the fall winds float
over the desolate highlands.

How blessed those notes of its music are,
the forests' song.
They rise in the light of both sun and star
where tree-shaking winds blow near and far
over the desolate highlands.

The moose hears a dusky melody play:
the forests' song.
He rests in the moss through the lulling day
till twilight calls him out on his way
over the desolate highlands.

And the hunter hears the old tune run:
the forests' song.
He polishes up his shot-blackened gun
as smoke coils up when the day is done
up in the desolate highlands.

And the song flows on in each slumbering glen,
the forests' song.
They stop and they listen again,
the lonely beasts and the lonely men
up on the desolate highlands.


Hans Børli (translated by Louis Muinzer)


Credit: Roy Tore Fallaas
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 22, 2013 - 01:21pm PT
Have You Listened to the Rivers in the Night?

Have you listened to the rivers in the night?
They speak of other things.

They send no laughter trickling over their sand bars,
hum no song about
girls' brown bodies
that glide outward at the bathing place
or wide meadows with their curlew-cries
or the ferryman who looks at the clouds
as he rows.

They speak of other things.
Things that are homeless in the day,
things that are Never and without words.

If you listen long to the rivers in the night,
listen long,
it is at last as if your soul
is mysteriously remembering its future.


Hans Børli (translated by Louis Muinzer)
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