some photos of the place we all stayed in ~ it was by the side of a large lake in the forest. it was really cute and pretty. the dinner there was all made from fish caught in the lake, fresh reindeer meat, self-grown vegetables and fruits picked from the forest. and oh was it mouth-watering delicious ~ and believe it or not all the prices were very cheap! lots of stuff were free.
I’ve been thinking about “polar night” and darkness. Here where i live, in southern finland, the day lasts for about 6 hours at the moment. I think its way too short and i really miss the sun and brightness. I find it hard to imagine that in the most northernmost part of finland the sun wont rise above the horizon at all, until next time in the middle of january. It will be dark there for almost two months… Only the moon and the reflection of white snow will bring some brightness.
Sentinels of the Arctic (APOD)
Who guards the north? Not Isengard, but the north. Covered in deep snow are these beautiful trees stand stead in Finnish Lapland. A Belt of Venus divides the darkened sky from the sunlit sky, giving this beautiful image.
(Image credit: Niccolo Bonfadini)