Friday, July 27, 2007

midnight sun

straight from the mailbox! maija a., a nurse who lives on a reindeer farm in lapland, sent this card. she marked her home, way above the arctic circle, with a tiny x. she writes that the sun stays above the horizon, without setting, for two months of the year, hence the midnight sun. in winter there is no sun but it's not dark because "the moon and the stars, aurora borealis and snow lighten our life." once again another great finnish stamp, this showing orange-red berries with a jar of jam made from them. clever!