Christmas is magical time up here at the Arctic Circle. First of all, it is dark most of the day. At the moment the sun is nesting and resting for a few days. There is plenty of snow and new snowfall happens frequently. The snow blanket is beautiful. It is cold. There is plenty of reindeer all around.
All these facts are a good foundation for one's imagination. Darkness hides many secrets, elves first of all, they must be all around. In the silent darkness, if you look at the dark forest, you are bound to see something moving there, but truly it is impossible to tell what it is. On the new snow there are plenty of tracks, and you can guess (and sometimes also tell) who has been leaving them. When it is cold, the nearby forest snaps and squeaks, so there must be life under the snow. And the reindeer, the brave survivors of the arctic, roam around the corner, look as if they have plenty to tell, but prefer to stay silent.
Here inside the house Christmas preparations are almost done.
The elf in the bathroom is in his usual place,
All is well, all is good.
With this I thank you all for coming by during this past year and I wish you and your loved ones the best of Christmas time!
Wool with you and we will see in January 2014!
PS. I have not seen the reindeer for a couple of days. I am sure they have been gathered together for the big day.
PPS. And yes, the reindeer do belong to someone, they are not wild.