The Association for Nature Conservation is having a meeting on the island; among the notes on the walls I notice Energy scenarios 2050. I shrink back at the thought of time passing and respect people who have the energy to think ahead. - Outdoors the birches, alders, bird cherries, rowans and willows are still green. Here and there a few yellow leaves lie on the ground, and half of a bird cherry growing on the eastern cliff is already dark crimson. The stems of rosebay willowherbs and goldenrods stick out as dry tussocks recalling autumn, although the soil is damp and abounds in many kinds of mushrooms. Some brittlegills grow at the foot of the juniper; crimson hoods of tiny gnomes crouch there sheltered next to each other. The bird shed, perhaps more suitable for human size, has a proscenium-like opening, which crops the juniper out of the view, revealing only bare cliffs. Not even bird droppings in sight. Nor a clue of future scenarios.
|Kuva / Photo Johanna Vasara|