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2nd December: Santa's Solace

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I was looking through my old photos and found this ghost of Christmas past. If you've ever wondered what Lapland actually looks like, now you know! I shot this in the arctic circle, many moons ago in 2005.

That is my little joke because the moon is what you see the most of there. It is so far north that there is only about 4 hours of daylight in the winter. Lapland is cloaked in a kind of permanent twilight.

Which, to me, makes Santa easier to relate to as an adult. He's probably a night owl - like a lot of us. Slaving away on that naughty or nice spreadsheet until the crack o' dawn.

But I secretly hope he's a lost yeti or a sort of reverse lycanthrope - a lone wolf by day who transforms into Santa at night.

That would be cool. And would explain why no one has found him yet.

Posted by jc1000000

2nd Dec 2014, 07:09   | tags:

Twiglet says:

Chilly image JC! x

2nd Dec 2014, 07:58

jc1000000 says:

Against a black background it's a bit warmer somehow, but looks a bit washed out here. I just like the shock of light against the powder whites and blues.

2nd Dec 2014, 16:35

MaggieD says:

Love it, and some santa alternative stories :)

2nd Dec 2014, 19:35

jc1000000 says:

Think of Santa! All the way out there, freezing his nuts off :)

2nd Dec 2014, 19:43

Wendle says:

So, it's snowy, then? I do love that twilight light.

2nd Dec 2014, 20:39

shitake says:

Oh dear, poor Santa…


Happy Howlidays!

… and fantastic post, looks like Christmas Spirit has arrived for good.

Ps.Uh… Edited, hope looks better now.

3rd Dec 2014, 01:25

Viv says:

Very nice - a complete contrast to where I am today

3rd Dec 2014, 09:52

jc1000000 says:

Shitake, I love the way you put images in comments. Ok, sometimes it breaks the page a bit, but I really like the overall concept :)

4th Dec 2014, 23:03

Jane Doe says:


8th Dec 2014, 20:57

mysteritmo says:

Beautiful icy blue...

9th Dec 2014, 21:57

Happy Christmas JC from us all here.

14th Dec 2014, 11:58

crickson says:

Lovely shot! We live very close to lapland and can vouch for the fact that winter is a very dark time. Thick cloud cover means that often it seems dark 24 hrs a day.

21st Dec 2014, 10:23

EJ says:

Very frosty

21st Dec 2014, 13:39

Dhamaka says:

What a great post! Wishing you and yours all the best xx

23rd Dec 2014, 13:40